December 12, 2019
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
“Cancer can be the most disheartening experience ever. Doing what you can to eradicate this disease will benefit you, your family, and everyone around you.”
Alyssa Vito, breast cancer survivor
Thank you for doing your part in the fight against breast cancer. We are so grateful for your recent donation of $2325 to support Canada’s best breast cancer research.
Thanks to you, we can fund breast cancer research to support the thousands of women fighting right now and prevent others from ever being diagnosed.
Alyssa Vito, a recent university graduate in peak athletic form, was the last person you would expect to get cancer, yet at just 23 years old, she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive and hard-to-treat form of the disease. Over eight months, Alyssa underwent intense treatment that included a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Now cancer-free, Alyssa’s experience prompted her to apply to graduate school to work with Society-funded researcher Dr John Valliant at McMaster University, researching a non-invasive way to better detect breast cancer.
“Research funded by the Canadian Cancer Society is working and we’re making progress. Every dollar adds up in the fight,” she says.
Progress in research can’t happen without your support. Thank you for helping to make a life-saving impact in the fight against breast cancer.
If you have any questions about your donation, or would like more information on our work and how you can help, please contact us at 905-634-6893.
With sincere thanks,
The staff and volunteers of the Canadian Cancer Society Halton Community Office