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Join Traci Van Dyken's family & friends in a mission that spreads cross-country to raise money in helping her battle breast cancer!

Traci Van Dyken is a sister, an aunt, a daughter, a friend, and a strong woman of faith. She is also a two time breast cancer survivor.

Five years ago at the age of 27, Traci was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. Within just weeks of her diagnosis, Traci was faced with the fact that she would lose both her breasts and all of her hair. She learned about medical bills that were outrageous and long lasting and pills seeming fit for a horse that would cause her to go through early menapause and all other sorts of side effects.

After beating it the first time, or so it seemed, Traci was just shy of her 5 year cancer free mark when just before Christmas of 2011 she heard those dreaded words again, "it's back." This time, in her sternum and lungs.

Since just after Christmas, Traci has been enduring this battle once again. She went through 6+ treatments of chemo and when that didn't work, 4 intense weeks of radiation and once again has come out victorious! Traci will have a scan in the next few weeks to see if radiation has officially kicked cancer's butt! If not, she will start a different type of chemo but we are hopeful the scan comes back with nothing. For Traci, there are still mountains to climb (a hysterechtomy in the near future and piles of medical bills to face) yet Traci's faith and strength continues to shine through her beautiful smile and character.

Please help Traci by donating to the Friends for Traci Fundraiser to help her pay for medical bills. We all have been touched by cancer, here's your chance to change someone's life and help fight this battle! You may not know Traci, but she represents someone for all of us.

This battle is not over for Traci. We ask for a small donation, whatever you can give in addition to prayers for healing and support.

There are many ways to help support Traci you can do this by:

Donating here at the GiveForward site

Mail a check payable to either:
Amy Bolton or Traci Van Dyken at 344 Wellman Ave, Chelmsford, MA 01863

Follow us on Facebook for updates on our 5k being held in Reading, MA on September 23rd, 2012 or even come join!

Thank you so much for your love, prayers and support.
If you have any questions you can reach Amy Bolton at 339.222.1549

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
The Friends for Traci Team
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