EASTON, Pa. – “It has been an incredible journey and I am comfortable to see it right here,” mentioned most cancers survivor Perry Zimmerman.
It was a Saturday morning at Lafayette Faculty stuffed with biking, sweat and survival, all for uncommon most cancers analysis, one thing that hits dwelling for school junior, Perry Zimmerman.
“My dad and mom knew earlier than I used to be born that I’d have most cancers in some unspecified time in the future in my life,” mentioned Zimmerman.
What they did not know is that it could complete as much as 5 totally different cancers in simply 21 years. “They did not know the way a lot it could have an effect on the remainder of my life,” she mentioned.
Bodily, it could have an effect on her. However determination-wise – not a lot.
“It is positively not simple,” she mentioned, “however having occasions like cycle for survival provides me a chance to make use of most cancers as my platform. My motive, my why.”
Zimmerman’s sturdy mentality is the rationale why Lafayette Faculty was in a position to host a “Cycle for Survival” occasion, elevating cash for analysis into uncommon most cancers from the seat of a stationary bike. 100% of the cash raised by the school participant goes on to analysis at Memorial Sloan Kettering Most cancers Heart (MSK).
Perry’s household wasn’t going to overlook this occasion on campus for something. “I like to return to Lafayette quite a bit to see her in motion,” mentioned her mom Anne Zimmerman, “its actually nice to see Perry in her aspect right here.”
Perry Zimmerman says irrespective of how a lot the occasion raises, she’s comfortable they’re making a distinction. “A greenback continues to be a greenback and it may save a life,” she mentioned.
To assist, go to Cycle for Survival’s site and donate to Crew Perry.