Honoring Her Promise
When Rosalyn Belliveau was seven years old, she lost her grandmother to cancer. Years later, her daughter was also touched by the disease. These experiences affected her deeply so she vowed to do whatever she could to spare other families the emotional and physical trauma that comes with a cancer diagnosis. This is why she feels so strongly about supporting AICR’s cancer research and education efforts.
Since 1983, Rosalyn has been an AICR donor, making modest contributions annually until she became a monthly donor a decade later. “I knew the amount I wanted to give and found it easiest to give in smaller increments,” Belliveau says.
In the thirty years Rosayln has been supporting AICR, she’s noticed that people are more aware and knowledgeable about cancer and its causes. She is delighted to see more survivors living full, healthy lives than ever before. But she also understands that much more needs to be done to advance research and save more lives. That’s why she continues to give and has also chosen to include AICR in her will.
Rosayln and her husband, now in their 80s, live AICR’s mission by remaining active and eating healthy to reduce their risk of cancer. Her husband goes to the gym at least three times a week. She reads AICR’s Newsletter for advice on eating well and staying active.
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Published on 04/03/2014