Ruth’s life has been touched by breast cancer, even though she is herself not a survivor.
She is participating to raise awareness of breast cancer in honor of her mother, Frances Rott, and her aunt, Arlene Zimberg. Her mother was diagnosed and treated for ER- breast cancer, and then one year later she found a lump and was diagnosed with HR+ breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and further chemotherapy. Ruth’s aunt was diagnosed with ER- breast cancer; eight years after initial treatment she had a recurrence.
“Today, both are alive, well in their eighties, and enjoying life,” Ruth said.
Ruth believes courage is needed to resist fear. She would like to see free mammograms made available to all women 40 and older.