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Young patient launches project to cure colon cancer
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Young patient launches project to cure colon cancer

 

“How dare cancer pick a fight with me?”

That’s the question at the top of a blog created by Gloria Borges, a strong young woman diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer two years ago. Borges, a 31-year-old attorney and graduate of both Duke and Stanford, responded to her grim diagnosis with courage and sheer determination—becoming the founder, president and chairperson of The Wunder Project (www.TheWunderProject.com), a nonprofit research initiative that raises funds for colon-cancer research. The Project has a goal of raising $250-million to cure colon cancer. (Wunder means miracle in German.)

Borges also launched a blog—www.WunderGlo.com—that details her cancer experiences, including an aggressive treatment to beat the disease. And through that blog, as well as appearances on CNN, The Today Show, ABC News and other media outlets, she has inspired thousands.

Gloria Borges will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Lecture in Global Citizenship on April 17 at 7 p.m. at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES). The community is invited to attend.

“Each of us has undoubtedly been touched by cancer, either personally or by someone close to us,” says Quinton Walker, director of HIES’ Program for Global Citizenship. “How does one person bring forth change, progress, and advancement to cure this deadly disease?

“We are inviting people to meet Gloria, a stage-four color cancer patient, who, rather than succumb to the disease and her months-long prognosis, took action—creating an international network of world-renowned physicians and researchers committed to finding the cure for colon cancer.”

Since her diagnosis when she was 28, Borges, who is married and lives in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, has traded antitrust litigating for fighting for cancer research. She exchanged a lifestyle including meat and whiskey to one with vegan food and meditation. And she has gone through surgery and 47 rounds of chemotherapy. But nothing is stopping her from the fight to cure colon cancer.

“I do everything I can to make myself as formidable a foe against cancer as possible,” she says. So far, the foundation has raised some $150,000.

Walker, at Holy Innocents’, considers curing cancer to be “among the most intractable global problems our society faces,” he says. “Gloria is courageous, committed, and convicted and her talk promises to inspire our students and community to respond when and where opportunities arise.

“Please join us next Wednesday for this captivating event.”

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is located at 805 Mt. Vernon Hwy. N.W., Atlanta, 30327. The lecture is at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building. For more information, call 404-303-2150, ext. 282 or visit: www.hies.org<http://www.hies.org>.

Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/HIESGlobalLecture

More Information on Gloria Borges:

www.wunderglo.com

www.thewunderproject.org

www.wunderglofoundation.org

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