Kristin McQueen knows what it's like to face pain, to struggle, to reach for a goal and never stop. McQueen is a veteran endurance athlete with 15 marathons, 4 Ironman, in her impressive resume.
None of that holds a candle to the battle Kristin has had with cancer. Diagnosed with cancer in 2003 she is currently recovering from her 11th surgery, never one to look at the cup half empty, Kristin remains strong, shifting her focus on helping others.
Kristin says, "The tornado that is cancer barged in and turned my life upside down on June 27, 2003. Throughout my experience of 4 neck surgeries, 2 rounds of radiation, 7 brain surgeries and countless complications, I have taken great satisfaction in doing the best I can to keep training and racing to raise funds for the ACS because it's what I love to do. "
Since 2003, she has raised over $100,000 for the ACS and is hoping to raise an additional $70,000 this year but needs your help. Why 70,000? "There are 70,000 of us that will find out we have cancer this year and our survival rates remain the same as they were a decade ago. My goal is ultimately to raise another $70,000, which would be $1 for every fellow young adult who will be diagnosed with cancer this year."
Kristin is holding a fundraiser all weekend at Jimmy John's in Naperville (roughly rt 59 and Diehl road). 15% of all sales raised by A.C.S. & Jimmy John's supporters will be donated back to the A.C.S! In order for purchases to qualify for the fundraiser, participants must make a purchase and leave their receipt in the designated bowl!
Since her last brain surgery, Kristin had complications that have
resulted in her vision being significantly compromised. None of this
has stopped her resolve to raise money and help others. Her motto is
simple, "suck it cancer!"
I don't ask this much, but help spread this with Facebook, Twitter and
any other way you can and help her hit her goal. If you can't make it
Jimmy John's, then click here to read more about this amazing lady and her massive heart.
I lost my mother to cancer 10 years ago, this August. We all know
someone who has been affected by this horrible disease, one dollar can
go a long way.