Lindsay Northrop is more than pink

Donate
Your gift could provide a one month supply of Tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast cancers that rely on estrogen for growth, to a patient in need. Every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. Your gift will help save lives! Your gift could provide a screening mammogram to an uninsured or underinsured person in need. Your gift could provide a breast prosthesis for an uninsured or underinsured woman in need. Your gift will help us reach our bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. within the next decade!
research
care
community
action

Lindsay's Story

On June 4, 2014, I went in to Massachusetts General Hospital to have a MRI-guided biopsy on a suspicious area in my left breast that the doctors discovered during a recent routine MRI a few days earlier. The following afternoon, while watching my two young sons participate in a Tae Kwon Do class, I received a phone call that I had invasive ductal carcinoma and they had scheduled me to meet with the breast surgeon the next morning. In that one brief moment, my life was changed forever and I became a cancer survivor.

My cancer was originally diagnosed as Stage 1 and I underwent a double mastectomy, four rounds of A/C chemotherapy and reconstructive surgery. My doctors were confident that I was treated successfully and I was told there was a low risk of recurrence. However, in June of 2016, I found a lump in my armpit when the breast cancer metastasized to 10 lymph nodes. After axillary lymph node dissection surgery, I underwent chemotherapy again, had 5 weeks of radiation therapy and then surgery to remove my ovaries and fallopian tubes. Last June, I had another clean CT scan and in July, I had surgery to revise my reconstruction to fix the areas that were damaged due to radiation. This certainly has been a long and challenging journey for our family, but we made it through together and I am grateful for my good health and the opportunity to share my story with others.

This June will mark the 5 year anniversary of my original breast cancer diagnosis and 3 years since my recurrence, so my family and I registered for the Komen More Than Pink Massachusetts Walk to celebrate these milestones by raising funds for critical breast cancer research as well as local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. We have been profoundly changed by breast cancer and we are always hoping and praying for a cure, but we feel strongly that we must give back and do our best to support others facing this horrible disease. By participating in the More Than Pink Walk, we can do just that. Will you please join us in this fight by walking with us and/or making a donation today?

Thank you for your support, kindness and generosity!

Lindsay Northrop


Read More Read Less Support Me
Donate today to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50%
in the U.S. by 2026

My Goal
$3,500

Amount Raised
$3,432.24

I'm a...

Race for the Cure Alumni

Survivor

Team Captain

My Badges

Donate to Lindsay!

Add your name to the list!

Donate
Your gift could provide a one month supply of Tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast cancers that rely on estrogen for growth, to a patient in need. Every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. Your gift will help save lives! Your gift could provide a screening mammogram to an uninsured or underinsured person in need. Your gift could provide a breast prosthesis for an uninsured or underinsured woman in need. Your gift will help us reach our bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. within the next decade!
Lindsay's Donors Are More Than Pink™!
Fundraising Honor Roll
Adam Hawk
$1,040
Jane Beaudry
$312
Michele & Ben Mottola
$260
Lindsay Northrop
$250
Jane Mosco
$140
The Kennedy Family
$140
The Dowd family
Allison Bates Sgro
$104
The Bytells
$104
Ted Haggerty
$62
Diana Better
Christine Tierney
Anonymous
Stephanie Pratt
$62
Jessica Britt
$62
Robert P DeVincent
$52
Badia Eskandar
$52
Brenda and Allan Freedman
$52
Raven Dandy
$41
Shayna Worby
Lena Robinson
$31
Anonymous
$31
Laura Carfang
Kathryn Beurer
Natalie Guerin
$31
Jenny Armini
Maureen Malionek
$31
Catherine Foley
$31
Mary Bartlett
$31
Julie Solovicos
$30
Heather Nestor
$20