Being diagnosed with cancer is always scary, but imagine being a single parent to a teenager at the time.
Over 12 years ago, Constance Charles was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This was a blessing in disguise because she and her 15-year-old daughter read stories about survivors, which gave them hope and reassured her daughter that she would be okay.
Constance always tells single parents, or anyone facing cancer, that the three things that helped her through were faith, family and friends. Above all, Constance wants everyone facing cancer to know this journey is actually a new beginning. “It’s not time to give up,” she says. “It’s time to fight.”
Today, Constance is fighting cancer in a new way. She’s the latest cancer survivor featured in Jason's Deli's Strike Through Cancer campaign, which raises money to support cancer research at MD Anderson.
Throughout the year, Jason's Deli will donate 10 cents to cancer research at MD Anderson from every specially marked water bottle it sells.
For more information about Jason's Deli's support of MD Anderson cancer research, visit jasonsdeli.com/strike-through-cancer.
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