Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I’ve had some wonderful correspondences from people who want to help this year’s Angie Wenzel Scramble, a golf outing to raise funds for Inflammatory Breast Cancer research. It’s touching to receive kind thoughts from breast cancer survivors. Here is one of them, re-printed with permission:
A friend of mine sent me the article you wrote about people with cancer including the woman who died of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
I am a two year survivor of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. I was diagnosed on March 10, 2007 with Stage 4 cancer. I went through 8 chemotherapy sessions, 34 radiation treatments, and a double mastectomy loosing all the lymph nodes under my arm on the right side and some from the left. All of this without having any insurance!
I truly believe the biggest problem with this disease is how few people even know of it. I applaud Morgan for having the golf outing each year and raising money for research. I am not a golfer and already have plans for August 22nd, but I am going to call him to see if I can donate a raffle item.
But, I am going at it another way. At my own expense, I had 5,000 flyers printed so that I can hand them out. I have several businesses that have agreed to put them in their waiting rooms. But, I also have formed a Team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. What better name for my team then "Who's Afraid of Inflammatory Breast Cancer". My hope is to have enough members, that we can take tote bags on the walk full of flyers to hand out.
I also was lucky enough to be chosen the 2009 Racine Dream Team Makeover. I am using that publicity to get the word out. The Racine Journal Times even listed the warning signs, so more people can learn about it. I keep thinking I have been lucky enough to get extra years, so I think it is because I need to spread the word.
Thank you for writing the article and I hope it made at least a few women decide to find out more about the disease.
Boob-less but alive,