We Will Continue the Hunt for Hope

A special guest blog post from Brittany:

I don’t dwell on cancer; it takes plenty of time away all on its own. I do however enjoy sharing my experience with others and reading the experience of others, the comfort and hope a support group provides is irreplaceable. Also, I want to make a difference to the future of cancer; supporting a non-profit that focuses on educating our medical community and providing the necessary funds for research. That is why I share my story, to explain why the Hunt for Hope impacts my future.

 

My first-time living NED, no evidence of disease, started in September 2018 after successful treatment of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (diagnosis March 2018). In January 2021 I had a progression that manifested as a brain tumor. Again, through successful treatment, I am living NED! As of this year I am stage 4 and miraculously my last few scans have been clear, most recently in June.

 

Partial vision loss, epilepsy, fatigue, headaches, and back pain are the lingering side effects from my latest cancer treatment. I hope with time these side effects will decrease and I remind myself often to remain patient. Time, time is not days or weeks or months but often years to recover. These effects are daily, occasionally worse, but for the most part the same old same level of yuck. So mostly I won’t complain, there is nothing to complain about. I’m living and enjoying my family and happy; I mean is life ever perfect for anyone anyways? If you ask how I’m doing, I’m good! I’m not trying to hide my cancer struggles but I’m not focusing on them.

 

Back to the Hunt for Hope. The funds raised are for the IBC Network, they fund research regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer. As well as provide an avenue to network proactive education to the general population as well as the medical community regarding Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I hope to live past the 5-year life expectancy of inflammatory breast cancer. We need advances in care and that is why the Hunt for Hope is personal.

Hunt for Hope Details:

Hunt for Hope is a family friendly team scavenger hunt! Hunters will be given a list of items, some to find, some to snap a photo, some tasks to be performed. All funding raised from Hunt for Hope Utah will underwrite IBC research.

Don’t forget to share your story with family and friends!

Event Details:

Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00am – Noon
2352 East Highway #193
Layton, UT 84040

  • Teams are comprised of two or more participants. The ideal team size is four to six members.
  • Teams must stay together throughout the hunt and cannot separate to complete tasks.
  • You only need a digital camera or camera phone and transportation to participate.
  • Hunters will be given a list of tasks to complete. Teams will have about three hours to complete as many tasks as possible. Each task is assigned a point value.
  • Prizes will be given to the individual and the team with the most points.

A suggested donation of $25 per person to join the fun. The IBC Network Foundation will not form teams for members. After signing up, on the day of the event, hunters will be given an event t-shirt and issued the list of items to search for and photograph. At the end of the hunt, we will return to the launch site and celebrate with prizes.

 

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