This week’s Badass Chick is 10-year-old Lillian Becker, a cancer survivor who is raising money for the Jimmy Fund Walk next month.
At the age of 3, Lillian was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Lillian spent the next 51 days in the hospital receiving treatment, including rounds of chemo and radiation. Today, she is cancer-free, studies tae kwon do, and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. In the mean time, for the past two years she has teamed up with her Aunt Valerie – who is also a cancer survivor – to raise money for and walk in the Jimmy Fund Walk. At just 10 years old, this will be her third Jimmy Fund Walk and she has far surpassed her team’s fundraising goal of $500; they’ve already raised over $2700!
I love that Lillian has found such a special tradition to do with her aunt in celebration of their health, especially since they’re helping other people at the same time!
Loren’s Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!
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