Euclid Hospital Nurse walks in Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk

Photo: Jennifer Gilbride, RN, Euclid Hospital

In 2007, Jennifer Gilbride, a Euclid Hospital R.N. was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). At Cleveland Clinic facilities she underwent six months of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation twice a day and seven reconstruction surgeries.

Gilbride is a survivor and was recently chosen to carry the flag of courage in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®. During the walk she was interviewed by Monica Robins of WKYC, four years after their first interview together when she was first diagnosed with cancer.

Gilbride is an inspiration. She became very active with helping others through breast cancer support and education. She was even selected and trained to be a peer counselor with The Gathering Place’s Breast Cancer Connection service.

Dedicated to the education of other women about IBC, this rare and aggressive form of cancer cannot be detected by mammogram or ultrasound. There are no lumps, only red patches. Gilbride is proof that knowledge and perseverance can lead you to overcome your obstacles and live strong.

Angela Smith


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Volume 2, Issue 7, Posted 11:32 AM, 09.15.2011