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Operation: Healthy Hooters for Karen

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This fundraiser ended on 05/22/13

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Friends of Karen Lesh are coming together to raise money to help with her battle against breast cancer. Please show your support!

In January 2013, our friend Karen Lesh was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, a type of breast cancer. At the young age of 28, Karen is now beginning her fight against this disease. With this diagnosis, Karen will now be facing a treatment plan that will continue for close to a year. The treatment will consist of chemotherapy for 4.5 months, surgery to remove one or both breasts (still to be determined) and radiation therapy for 6 weeks. After these treatments, Karen will also have to take hormone therapy medication for 5 years. Additionally, Karen's reproductive future could be affected (early menopause is a possible side-effect of chemotherapy) causing her to explore fertility treatment options as having children is a dream that she would like to fulfill.

Karen is known as "Big Momma" to some of her closest girlfriends, and for good reason. Her caring and compassionate nature is a true testament to the type of friend and person that she is. Karen is the kind of friend that will do anything for you. From providing a shoulder to cry on to bailing you out of jail (disclaimer: she's never had to do that for any of us, but she would definitely be our "one phone call"), Karen's loyalty is unquestionable. For those of you who know her, you've experienced this first hand.

As if what Karen is facing isn't challenging enough, she will also be burdened with a huge financial strain in the years ahead. We are gathering in honor of Karen and asking for your donation in support of her fight against breast cancer at the young age of 28.

If you'd like to keep up with Karen's journey, please visit:
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/karenlesh
Karen regularly updates journal entries on this site.

We thank you in advance for all of your love and support and Karen truly appreciates your generosity and well wishes.

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