Islander is patient, champion in brain cancer fight
July 6, 2011 · 10:58 AM
Islander Deb Ferse threw out the first pitch at the Mariners game to benefit the Seattle Brain Cancer walk this fall.
Swedish Hospital is once again hosting the Walk on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is dedicated to creating community for the 1,500 patients in the Pacific Northwest who face one of mankind’s deadliest forms of cancer. With most patients given a survival rate of 1-2 years, the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk is an important tribute to the fight for time and new treatment options.
Ferse, a health care provider herself, became a patient when she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in 2008.
Since her diagnosis, Ferse has assisted in raising awareness and funds for both the Brain Cancer Walk and the Ben and Catherine Ivy Center. These activities have proved to be the perfect platform for Ferse and her family to create a positive focus out of a negative circumstance. Ferse commends Dr. Greg Foltz’s work on behalf of the brain cancer community, calling him a “vision of hope” to all those living with brain cancer.
For more information, go to www.braincancerwalk.org.