Breast Cancer Survivor Hosts Spin-A-Thon To Raise Money For MammogramsThe Breast Cancer Site
A breast cancer survivor hosted a spinning marathon to celebrate her birthday and raise money to offer women free mammograms, according to South Bend ABC affiliate WBND. Lori Razzano has been a survivor for three years and wanted to commemorate the milestone by fundraising for breast cancer research and the tumor detection procedure.
In February, the Indiana resident joined other breast cancer awareness supporters for a spin-a-thon at the Knollwood Country Club. She participated in the event for more than 15 hours and asked her friends and family members to donate to the spinning marathon cause in lieu of birthday presents.
After surviving cancer Razzano had a new outlook on life.
"It's more an emotion of joy and celebration that I've come through that journey and hopefully I can help other women come through the journey because you can't do it alone," Razzano told the source.
Partial proceeds from the spin-a-thon will be used to fund mammograms for those who can't afford the test, in addition to breast cancer research. The event was also able to raise awareness for breast cancer, which will affect one in eight women in their lifetime.