Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Joanne braved radiation treatment as well alternative treatments in Germany after a recurrence in 2013. From that point on, she continued to undergo maintenance chemotherapy, and dealt with other challenges including infection, an allergic reaction to chemo, and a leg injury resulting from a fall. Joanne managed to learn to walk again, and her vibrant spirit and relentless inspired those around her. In 2016, there was a resurgence of her cancer, and The Pink Foundation was able to help fund her treatment and ease the stress on her family during this trying time. We are sad to report that in 2016, despite a heroic fight to survive, Joanne passed away from cancer. The foundation is proud to have supported this wonderful woman, and wish her family all the best going forward. We will miss Joanne dearly and hope that she has inspired many women in their own battles.
Joanne’s husband Brad, and two young boys, Preston and Spencer are grateful for the unwavering support they have received, including the financial assistance that Pink Wig has provided them.