Name: Dr. Pate
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Company: St. Luke's Health System
Fundraising Goal: $10,000
Why are you participating?
I think most of us have had a family member, friend, coworker or neighbor who has or has had breast cancer.
For me, that person is my wife. I watched her courageously fight her cancer through surgery and then chemotherapy. Lynette is an inspiration to me every day.
Now, it is my turn to fight breast cancer. I'm challenging everyone to contribute to this fight, whatever they can manage, to help us provide more screenings and fund more research. I'm thankful for those who get involved. It's important, and life-saving.
Message to potential donors:
We are all confronted with many worthy causes to which we might contribute, and Idaho friends and neighbors are incredibly generous. I'd like to ask you to support what I know is a great cause - the elimination of breast cancer. For me, it's personal. My wife has just completed surgery and chemotherapy for breast cancer.
During Lynette's treatment, I had the chance to speak with many women afflicted by this terrible disease. Some will beat it; some will not. Some have families to help support them; others do not.
All are brave; all have shown incredible strength and determination. All inspire me.
It is for our mothers, our wives, our sisters, our daughters, our granddaughters and all the other brave women out there that I ask you to contribute to my effort to provide screening mammograms for women who can't afford them and don't have insurance and to fund research to further advance the amazing progress that has already been made in treating this disease. Anything that you can contribute will be appreciated and will help save lives. Thank you.