This year, St.Vincent has launched a new initiative called Women of Hope. The idea behind it is simple: Ordinary people rallying behind the fight against cancer, raising money, hope and awareness, all to support cancer patients and families through survivor initiatives and programs.
Traci Runge is a shining example of the kind of person Women of Hope exists to support. A mother of three, Traci was diagnosed with triple-positive invasive breast cancer last April. She was treated at St.Vincent Cancer Care, finished chemotherapy last month, and is now participating in the survivorship programs Women of Hope helps fund. Traci also had the support of a patient navigator throughout her treatment at St.Vincent — another program supported by Women of Hope.