Last week, we introduced you to Shawn King. He had just lost his wife, Jennifer, to Metastatic Breast Cancer. Jennifer put a plan in Shawn's heart, to honor her legacy with a special fundraiser, that will allow other women with Metastatic Breast Cancer the opportunity to go on a retreat.

During her Celebration of Life, her son Dylan, debuted the song that he wrote about her. We welcomed Shawn and Dylan into the studio, to make his radio debut!

 

We are also happy to announce that the #WARRIORJENNIFER fundraiser for Komen Evansville, has exceeded the $25,000 goal! You can still donate HERE.

In the past several months she was able to travel and create long lasting memories with family and friends. In true Jennifer fashion she will continue to give the women in this fight with Metastatic Breast Cancer the opportunity to have forever lasting memories. Please help to allow Jennifer to continue to support others. All the money donated in Jennifer’s name will stay with our local Komen affiliate and used only for “Jennifer King’s Retreat”. We will take a select few local women living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, that are able to travel on a pampering, loving and sharing retreat. In true Jennifer spirit they will want for nothing and be catered too by Jennifer from above. We are hopefully to continue this as a yearly retreat and pamper as many women living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and we can.

Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer) is not a specific type of breast cancer. It's the most advanced stage of breast cancer.

Metastatic breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs in the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain).

Although metastatic breast cancer has spread to another part of the body, it’s still breast cancer and treated as breast cancer.

For example, breast cancer that has spread to the bones is still breast cancer (not bone cancer). It may also be called metastatic breast cancer in the bones or bone metastases. It’s not the same as cancer that starts in the bone. It’s breast cancer cells that have invaded the bones. So, it's treated with breast cancer drugs, rather than treatments for cancer that began in the bones.

Source:[Susan G. Komen]