DES Daughter Lisa nominated 2013 Heroes of Hope for Ray County’s Relay for Life Walk

Relay for Life: Survivors’ role models for hope

DES Daughter Lisa @LisaKRugman nominated 2013 Heroes of Hope for Ray County’s Relay for Life Walk
Relay of Life Heroes of Hope Lisa Krugman and John D. Thompson – David Knopf/Richmond News Photo

Lisa Krugman, 58, has been a cancer survivor since 1979, when at 23 she was diagnosed with cervical and ovarian cancer and underwent a complete hysterectomy. Her doctors speculated her cancer was associated with her mother having taken DES (Diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic form of estrogen) while pregnant with her daughter. Five years ago, Lisa was diagnosed with jaw cancer, which could also have its roots in DES.

Relay For Life is an inspirational fundraising event that honours cancer survivors and celebrates life. Each Relay is a community-led, non-athletic event where teams fundraise and then join together in the Relay event.

Congratulations to Lisa and all cancer survivors!

Read Relay for Life: Survivors’ role models for hope
By David Knopf, June 13, 2013, Richmond DailyNews.

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