Paws for the Cause Ambassadors: The Serianni Family
My name is Heather Serianni and in 2009 my husband, Frank, was diagnosed with Lymphoma. We knew it wasnít going to be an easy journey, but almost four years later, I can honestly say, it has impacted our lives in ways we never would have imagined. Frank has endured months of hospitalization, various chemotherapy treatments, radiation and two bone marrow transplants. He has had a multitude of complications as a result. As a family, we have had to adapt to living with cancer, leaning on one another for support. Even our dogs have had to pitch in. They have been such good sports, faithfully sitting by Frankís side when he isnít feeling well and snuggling up with our son, Butch, when weíve had to spend long hours at the hospital. Cancer is certainly a family affair.
We feel very fortunate that Frankís medical team is among the very best in the country. While it has been a rough road itís a comfort to know they are on the front lines of the fight. Cancer can be a pretty cruel adversary, waging war on the body, mind and spirit. Sometimes, the greatest hope a patient has is the promise of a new drug or new treatment. For every patient, cancer research is a powerful weapon. Paws for the Cause is a great way to rally for cancer research, and show our love for those who are part of the fight.
We hope you and your pets will join us on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Fox Chase Cancer Center for the annual Paws for the Cause charity dog-walk. Each year hundreds of dogs and their owners make their way to Fox Chaseís campus for this event and to pitch in on the effort to prevail over cancer. Participants enjoy a great one-mile walk, participate in contests to win great prizes, and more than anything, spend quality time with their four-legged friends.
9:30 a.m. Registration and Vendor Fair
11:00 a.m. Walk begins
12:00 p.m. Prizes, live music, children's activities, food, and fun
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