A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT US…
Friends for a Cure is a group of friends and family that have banded together to raise money for breast cancer programs. You can join one of our teams (Evelyn Staunton Team and Marge Wydra Team) or start your own team.
Our goal is to bring awareness and support to programs that help breast cancer patients. There are plenty of charitable organizations and programs that focus on breast cancer research, and while we support them, we wish to focus on those that support the patients.
So, each year we organize a 1 to 3 mile walk which is held on Mother’s Day, the 2nd Sunday in May. We charge a fee to all who participate and the money we raise is sent to a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to breast cancer patients and/or their families. Since we started, we’ve raised over $160,000 for breast cancer programs (Y-Me Organization, Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer, and Lutheran General Advocate Cancer Survivor Center). And, we hope to double that number over the next couple of years.
Why do we do this? We do it to show our support for those that are battling this terrible disease. We do it to celebrate with those that have survived. And, we do it to remember and honor those we’ve lost. No one should go it alone.
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In Loving Memory:
of Evelyn Staunton
Evelyn was born on August 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois and after 2 ½ years of battling breast cancer she passed away on March 10, 2002. She is survived by her husband Hugh, lovely daughter Hailey Rose and many family and friends. Evelyn was a fierce athlete and loved all things competitive especially softball and golf. And although she was a force to be reckoned with on the field, she had a kind heart and friendly spirit, which made everyone want to be around her. During her struggle to overcome this disease she participated in the Y-Me Walk on Mother’s Day to help support others and bring awareness to breast cancer. So in her honor and memory we, as family and friends, join forces to continue her vision to beat this disease. On Mother’s Day in 2002, the birth of the “Evelyn Staunton Team” emerged and we will be once again honoring her vigorous spirit and supporting all the sisters, mothers, fathers and brothers afflicted with breast cancer.
Margaret lost her battle with cancer on July 11, 2006. She was 40 years old and the mother of 3 young boys – Noah (9), Michael (7) and Liam (3). She was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer 3 years earlier. It had metastasized to her liver and the doctors gave her only 3 months to live. It was touch & go for a while but she fought back. Almost a year later, she completed 26.2 miles in the Avon 2-Day Walk. She displayed amazing courage and strength and always had a smile on her face. Her sense of humor and laughter never quit. She touched so many lives. Marge was a kind and generous person who inspired us all. She is missed every day.