Survivors are people who cope well with difficulties in their lives. Patients, doctors, families and friends, FIGHTERS. These are our survivors who have/are currently battling a difficult situation in their lives, but with support, strength and the willingness to overcome these people continue to survive!
With the help from Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation we are able to launch our Survivor Program for DCC 8 and future DCCs. The money raised through all DCC events get donated to cancer research to further develop advanced treatments and clinical studies for cancer. Why is that important? Because these treatments and studies are what gives patients a better outcome. Our Survivor Program provides current patients and survivors a platform for their stories and support. Our Survivor Program is the voice for DCC and shows how continued participation in the DCC changes a person’s life. A huge Thank You goes to Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester, the individuals who are willing to share their stories to spread awareness, and the current and future DCC participants!
Large Cell Lymphoma
“I fight for all the patients currently battling the disease”
“I fight for my doctors”
Rhabdomyosarcoma – Four Years in remission
Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
“ I fight in memory of my parents Joe an Josephine Sbriglia.”
"I fight for all other cancer survivors! But I participate in the DOC and raise money to thank my entire amazing medical team at Sylvester. "
"I fight for future cancer patients, doctors and caregivers."
“I fight for my family and an amazing group of prayer warriors and doctors! I'm now cancer free and excited to join the DCC to help support Sylvester!”
“I Fight for my family. My mom had breast cancer and two of my aunts. I was denied mammograms despite having a referral from my doctor. I had a large lump and finally had a mammogram when I was 30. Had a bilateral mastectomy, 4 rounds of chemo, reconstruction surgery and now on hormone treatment for 10 years.”
"I believe that cycling and cancer fundraising are extreme sports. After an extensive fight, I am blessed to be in remission and therefore will forever support my DCC signature charity event."
Michael FIne & Amanda Maxwell
Stage 4 head and neck cancer & Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
“We fight for each other, of course, and for a cure to this dreaded disease. We also fight for those who currently suffer from cancer and for all of those whose lives have or will be touched by the disease.”
“Considering we are all of Gods children, I fight for everyone.”
"I fight for my newborn child."
Joe De Santino & His Nurse
Two time cancer and Bone Marrow transplant survivor. Four year cancer survivor as of June 21, 2017.
“I fight for the encouragement and the spirit for others to have hope and fight for those who can't.”
Four Time Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor
“I fight for my wife Kimberly and my two girls Hanna Faith and Emma Hope.”
Lymph node and Thyroid Cancer
“I fight for all the people who inspire through their brave and courageous acts and their will to maintain a positive attitude as they are fighting their own battles.”
“My dad died of Prostate Cancer in 1998 at age 70. I am the oldest of 9 children and have a sister who died of inflammatory breast cancer 2 years ago. I continue to fight for my family.”
Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer
“I fight for my son William. I am one of the lucky ones because I have a silver lining.”
“Along with my continued fight I fight for anyone who has had experience fighting cancer either personally or with a family member.”