Janice Stevens

Janice Stevens

Janice Stevens

Having spent much of 2015 in treatment for stage IIIC breast cancer, I came away wanting to find a way to pay it forward; to try to repay in some small way the many kindnesses that I received during my latest adventures with cancer.

Looking around at the organizations in the Sherman area, I landed on Women Rock. It was a routine mammogram that likely saved my life. I am fortunate to be able to afford insurance and copays and to work for a company that understands the needs of cancer patients. Many women are not so lucky and do not receive that kind of support. One of the best tools we have in the fight against breast cancer is early detection. While it is not a guarantee of ending up cancer free, it remains one of the most valuable methods for starting down the path of increasing the odds in favor of a long life. So, the mission of funding mammograms and biopsies is near and dear to my heart.

Janice Stevens in London

Janice Stevens in London

As a survivor who experienced the rigors and costs of chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries, I also understand the costs that insurance does not cover. Things like getting to and from appointments, the cost of lost wages due to time away from work, and the worry that one might not be able to keep up with copays and utilities and insurance premiums and still buy groceries. This part of Women Rock’s mission fills a need within the community that most organizations do not or cannot fill.

I hope that you will join me in helping to support this organization to ensure that it can continue its missions for many years to come.

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