Today, the New York Times published a special profiling 522 cancer survivors in order to highlight some of the challenges they faced after completing treatment. The interviews share insights about life after cancer from survivors across the country. C3 Advocate Paulette Stallone is one of the survivors featured in the article.
Paulette was just 44 years old when she was diagnosed with rectal cancer. After 14 months of treatment, this February, she got the good news that she is cancer free. Like so many advocates, Paulette has turned her fight with cancer into a mission to help others. In March, she organized the inaugural “Paulette Steps Toward Cancer Wellness” 5K run/1-mile walk to raise money for CentraState Hospital in New Jersey where she received her treatment.
Paulette had a very busy March. Not only did she organize a run that attracted more than 350 participants and raised over $26,000 for CentraState Hospital, she also participated in C3′s Congressional Butt-In. She recruited friends and colleagues from across New Jersey to participate in the Butt-In, and thanks to her efforts every member of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation received calls from constituents asking them to support the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act (H.R. 1189).