BEVERLY, MA (June 8, 2018) – The annual North Shore Medical Center Cancer Walk has been on the summer calendar for Rick Sweeney, a Senior Software Engineer at Nexxus Group®, for the past decade. He and his wife Jodie participated many times in memory of his dad, who died from colon cancer 10 years ago.
This year, accompanied by the couple’s six-year-old daughter, Rick will also be walking in support of his wife, who was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in January and has been undergoing treatment at the Cancer Center. The 6.2-mile trek takes place on Sunday, June 24 and winds through Salem.
“I am especially eager to participate this year. In the past I have walked to honor my dad, but now I am also walking in support of Jodie. So far my team has raised enough to get an engraved brick for the Memorial Garden at the Cancer Center in Danvers in memory of my dad and in honor of my wife,” Rick said.
Chemotherapy treatments have taken a toll but Jodie has made significant strides.
“She’s feeling better, stronger, and her appetite and taste buds are returning to normal. She had a PET Scan done just before her last treatment, and it showed that of the four tumors, three had shrunk significantly and the fourth was a lot smaller,” Rick said.
Jodie will undergo a modified radical mastectomy on June 18, and once recovered from that surgery will start radiation treatments in mid-August. Immunotherapy infusions will continue until January 2019.
“The doctors are very encouraged by how she has responded to the treatment so far, and are hoping for a full cure,” Rick said.
He is not surprised by the level of care and compassion his wife is receiving; he witnessed it first-hand during his dad’s treatment.
“I brought him to his chemotherapy treatments, and saw the amazing work that the Cancer Center did. They were very compassionate and helpful people, who really knew their stuff,” he said.
To donate to Team Sweeney, visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/team-sweeney/ricksweeney
About the NSMCC Walk
Since its inception, the North Shore Medical Center Cancer Walk< has raised $22.5 million in a little more than two decades. Proceeds from the 2018 WALK will be used for a new surgical robot that will bring advanced technology for prostate cancer surgery as well as benefit oncology services at North Shore Medical Center and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. Up to $1 million in funds raised for the robot will be matched by a private donor.
About Nexxus Group®
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