Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Survivor raising awareness, money for cure

Fighting cancer – any kind of cancer – is no easy feat, but one Southwest Florida woman is proud to say she’s a breast cancer survivor, one who is now helping in the fight for a cure.

You can join Holly DiGilarmo right from your home as she raises money and awareness at Miromar Outlets in Estero on Sunday.

In 2017, DiGilarmo’s home was devastated by Hurricane Irma and her cancer diagnosis followed shortly after: Stage 2 breast cancer.

She couldn’t believe it, but she didn’t have a choice. Through five months of the most intensive chemo sessions and 33 rounds of radiation, she only missed two days of work.

She’s a wonder of a woman and embodies all that the superheroine stands for. Now, she’s working to help others avoid the pain she went through by raising money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

“It means a lot to be a survivor; I speak for all of us. Even though you would be over cancer, the after-effects don’t stop. You know, hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, anxiety, depression at times, so to be a survivor is a huge thing, awareness is key,” DiGilarmo said.

So far, she has raised $1,000 and hopes to get to her goal of $2,500 by the end of the year.

If you’d like to join the cause, you can donate or create a team to raise money here.

Reporter:Gail Levy
Writer:WINK News
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