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Natalie Perkins is a friend, mentor, agency leader, philanthropist, stepmother, and wife, but most importantly, she is a survivor. And this is for her.
When diagnosed in August 2015, Natalie discovered she was living with ROS-1 genetic mutation lung cancer. And we have one person in particular and one miracle drug to thank for her remission—Dr. Jennifer Garst and Xalkori.
Natalie is leading a full life today because of an oral chemotherapy drug that was approved by the FDA only five months before she was diagnosed. We’re here to raise money for research and education so that more people like Natalie across North Carolina have a fair fight in the battle against these rare forms of lung cancer.
Last year for the LUNGe Forward 5K, we set out to raise $5,000 in honor of Natalie and her battle. With 58 participants, we were not only the second-largest team, but we surpassed our fundraising goal. Want to make a difference? You can help us support Natalie by joining her team and/or making a donation on behalf of Team Natalie.
Here’s to banding together and making strides in defeating lung cancer.