Mrs. Leslie’s diagnosis of breast cancer came in November 2012. Prior for three to four years her left breast had been examined periodically. In May 2012, a biopsy was performed and cleared as normal. November 2012, Mrs. Leslie personally felt a lump in her right breast. To keep in mind no abnormality was detected on the Mammogram. A biopsy then was performed on the right breast which confirmed breast cancer. At this point Mrs. Leslie was full of frustration and decided to do a double mastectomy in January 2013. The end of February she started chemotherapy (six treatments spread three weeks apart) on Fridays. Mrs. Leslie would report back to work on Wednesdays. Following chemotherapy, 33 rounds of radiation was completed as of September 2013. Mrs. Leslie is a breast cancer survivor of three years.
How did you get involved with WCGCC/Paint the Town Pink- what was your role? I was introduced to Jennifer (Aflac) of the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition Committee. I was invited to a Paint the Town Pink fundraiser about three years ago. In 2015, I assisted with the Butterfly Release. Previous years I contributed donations along with team members for the fundraiser Paint the Town Pink
Special interests, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I love to repurpose furniture. Spending time with family is important to me. I also enjoy riding along the bike trails along Columbus, Georgia.
One word that describes West Central Ga Cancer Coalition? Does it have to be one? I simply cannot give you one word. It would have to be two words: Unknown Treasure.