During the Chicago Bears’ Thursday Night Primetime game, twelve breast cancer survivors will be honored.
Jennifer Barrett, a lifelong Bears fan, appreciates the opportunity to walk onto Soldier Field. She’s relieved to shed light on the deadly disease that nearly killed her.
Barrett attributes her survival to mammograms.
“I went through 12 rounds of chemo therapy infusions.” Barrett explained, “I didn’t have to do any radiation.” “And I’ve been cancer-free since September of 2020.”
She is very proud to be a survivor and is wearing pink in support of the fight against breast cancer.
“I’m feeling fantastic. Everything has mostly returned to normal. “My hair is growing out and I’m starting to feel like myself again,” Barrett explained. “It’s been a long and difficult journey.”
Since Barrett’s diagnosis, Dr. Heidi Memmel has been by her side. She emphasizes that women over the age of 35 should have yearly screenings to detect early signs of cancer.
“Mammograms are the only breast cancer screening study that actually saves lives,” Dr. Memmel said.
The Chicago Bears take on the Washington Commanders at Soldier Field on Thursday night.
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