The last time we had lunch with Leslie she said, "Give me a big hug and a kiss. This may be the last time you will see me." She drove away that day, waving as we stood in sorrow. Soon after, she entered into hospice.
Leslie M. Twohig passed away on April 2, 2011 after succumbing to Inflammatory Triple Negative Breast Cancer that metastasized to her bones. She left behind two sons, two new granddaughters, and a devoted husband. LESLIE’S WEEK, a Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer Nonprofit, began on April 3, 2011 in honor of Leslie's life and memory.
Her gallant determination to smile through her incredible pain and enjoy life despite a terminal diagnosis is the inspiration behind LESLIE’S WEEK's mission to bring fun and happiness to women who have heard the words "You have Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer".
We all know Leslie. She is our mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. We all have her in our lives.
W H O ' S Y O U R L E S L I E ?
To gift vacations away from cancer to Stage 4 Breast Cancer Women and their families where they Make Memories that Outlast Cancer in a celebration of life. Our LESLIE'S KIDS Educational Assistance Fund ensures the future of their children. It is the Mother who gives life and it is her children who sustain it after she is gone.
We work with breast cancer centers that identify families for LESLIE’S WEEK. The entire family vacations in beautiful resorts. Our goal is for each family member to Make Memories That Outlast Cancer. We secure donated entertainment tickets to various venues and solicit transportation donations.
2017 "COMMUNITY BREAST CANCER NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR" - BREAST CANCER WELLNESS MAGAZINE
Creating Memories That Outlast Cancer
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