Racine & Me: Meet cancer survivor Kim Terpstra

Racine & Me: Meet cancer survivor Kim Terpstra

RACINE, WI (CBS 58) - A breast cancer survivor in the Kenosha-Racine area is sharing her story of survival with the people of Wisconsin. 

Kim Terpstra joined Alex Corradetti on Racine & Me to share some of the emotional challenges she faced during her battle with cancer. Despite the pandemic, Kim was able to get her routine mammogram. She was then called back due to some abnormalities, which led to a biopsy and diagnosis of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS), which is pre-cancer in the lining of the milk producing glands in the breast.

Kim is the Union Grove Relay honorary survivor and spoke at this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Union Grove on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Fairgrounds. “I’m grateful to be cancer free and hope my story will remind people about the importance of getting routine screening to detect cancer early-when it can be easier to treat.”

The event is supported by many local businesses and organizations including the Kohl’s Healthy Families program, a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Kohl’s which supports families through the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. “Relay For Life is grateful to all our partners and to Kohl’s for their continued partnership and support of several Relay For Life events, including Union Grove,” said Petre.

For more than 35 years, Relay For Life has joined communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer. Dollars raised each year by over 500,000 Relay participants across the country help attack all cancers in countless ways – funding and conducting breakthrough research, providing education, and advocating for the needs of cancer patients and their families, and providing essential services throughout their cancer journey.

To learn more about Relay For Life, visit RelayForLife.org or Relay For Life of Union Grove. Funds raised through Relay For Life events help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer. 

Kim encourages all of Wisconsin to attend their proper screenings, as it could be life-saving. 

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