Dear Family & Friends,
Cancer. This word has many different definitions, given by a multitude of different people. “Illness”, “unfortunate”, and “killer” are just a few words that come to mind when one thinks of this terrible disease. The general public does not see any cure for cancer other than the rigorous, painful and not always successful combinations of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. What if I were to tell you that there was a new and better way? Family and friends, a new era of crushing cancer is here! Dr. Brian J. Czerniecki, Chair of the Department of Breast Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL has formulated a new vaccine-based approach to kill off cancer! Upon being diagnosed with the disease, the patient receives a vaccine produced from their body’s own white blood cells. These cells are treated in such a way that when injected back into the body, they will essentially trick the immune system into attacking cancer as though it were an infection. So far, Dr. Czerniecki has formulated a vaccine for an early form of breast cancer that can cause the malignancy to disappear in about 30% of those receiving the treatment. His goal is to further improve this percentage, bring this treatment into later-stage disease, and apply this general approach to other types of cancer. Such advances, however, do not come easily. So many hours of research are required for Dr. Czerniecki to hypothesize, formulate, test, and analyze results. This is why Olympic Figure Skating athlete and coach, Uschi Keszler, started the foundations, Pennies In Action, Patients In Action, Next Gen In Action and Kids In Action. Her unwavering goal is to provide the funds for Dr. Czerniecki to complete his research and finally end cancer for good. Uschi is actually a breast and uterine cancer survivor herself. It is because of this that she has made it her life goal to see cancer abolished in her life time. As seen in the name of the foundation, every cent counts. Better yet, absolutely 100% of all proceeds go directly towards Dr. Czerniecki in pursuit of ending the death note that cancer has placed on many lives. Thanks to Dr. Czerniecki, the vaccine has already successfully saved many women with breast cancer. Take Anne Wardlow for example; Anne received the vaccine after getting breast cancer for the 2nd time. Upon receiving the vaccine, there were no side affects, the cancerous tumor was gone by the time of her surgery and she even confidently declined additional chemotherapy and radiation! Just like Anne, there are many more testimonies on the Pennies in Action website. Here is the link: https://www.penniesinaction.org/index.html Cancer is claiming the lives of too many people. Personally, I have known many to have been diagnosed with this disease. Some have overcome, while others have not. I have become a member of Kids In Action in order to join Mrs. Uschi Keszler and many others in raising funds for Dr. Czernecki, to finally crush cancer! We as a people must step up. Will you consider a donation to Pennies In Action and Dr. Czerniecki on my behalf? Even if it is just a penny, I would be very grateful. If we all come together, with the guidance of God, there is no doubt that cancer will be the only one losing in the end.
Olivia Kaloyannides, Member
KIDS IN ACTION
*Dr. Gary Koski and PenniesInAction.Org were used for refernces in writing this letter*