Becky’s Rally Against Cancer

For: Becky Beaton
Halifax, NS, Canada
Organizer: Julie Meredith
Becky’s Rally Against Cancer (Becky Beaton)
of $225,000 goal
95% Complete
Raised by 4731 donors

The Story

I have a very important story to share with you about the kindest and strongest woman I have ever known.

Many of you may not be aware, but our dear friend and sister Becky Beaton was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2015.

Christmas dinner and New Year's eve were bookended with chemotherapy and radiation treatments; and a year later, Becky was told that the radiation had successfully eliminated the tumour. We celebrated, breathed a sigh of relief, and toasted to a second chance at life.

But unfortunately, Becky’s fight is not over. Just a few weeks ago she was told this aggressive form of cancer has spread further. Her doctor’s prognosis was "incurable," meaning she has reached the limit of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, as she has already been through as much as safely permitted.

Despite this latest development, Becky, the fighter and the optimist that we all know, has not yet given up on a cure. She has researched for months, consulted with doctors, and has found several reputable clinical trials for cancer. She is applying for as many trials she can, most of which are in the United States. Her doctors are trying to DNA sequence the tumour in order to match it to a trial.

Like so much of cancer treatments, you do not know until the 11th hour what to expect. So, although we don’t yet have all the information regarding specific details around potential trials and treatments, we need to act fast. Things will move quickly once she is accepted into the programs, and international patients at renowned hospitals like Sloan Kettering in NYC are required to provide the funds up front. We want Becky to have every single option available to her; and even if Becky does not get accepted into these trials, she will still need money to live and rebuild her life. Because of the physically taxing nature of cancer treatments, she hasn’t been able to support herself financially in over 2 years. 

The US treatments will come with a cost. Using a foreign health care system, getting treatment, living and traveling there, it is going to be at least $150K - which was our original fundraising goal. In all honesty, it is likely to be more, but we wanted to keep our goal as achievable as possible as there is no time to spare. UPDATE: In an incredible display of love and support, we flew right past our goal of 150K in three short days, with the help of all of you. We were hopeful we would reach this hefty goal but never thought we’d reach it so quickly. We'll continue to keep our fundraising going  by increasing our goal to 225K to help bring Becky even closer to a full recovery, and with hope, thinking of her future beyond.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 2, 2017


Posted on December 2, 2017

All your love, support, kind words and messages have been helping Becky to get through this difficult time. We just wanted to share one special card in particular; from Becky's nephew, Finn  

"And I love you so much, even more than my pets."

Posted on November 19, 2017


Posted on November 19, 2017

What an incredible display of love and support! We flew right past our goal of 150K in three short days, with the help of all of you.

These funds will ensure Becky is set up and ready for any US clinical trials or treatments she is accepted into, and will help her to rebuild her life.

We were hopeful we would reach this hefty goal, but never thought we’d reach it so quickly. We'll continue to keep our fundraising going to help bring Becky even closer to a full recovery.

Message from the Beaton family:

We are amazed and humbled at the support demonstrated for Becky in the days since this site went up. The fact that so many people would think of Becky as they navigate the challenges in their own busy lives and families is truly uplifting. 

Thank you to everyone who has donated, sent messages, shared this page and kept Becky in your hearts and prayers. We feel more confident than ever that Becky will continue to receive the support she needs in the coming days and weeks ahead as she tackles more treatments, tests, and scans. We continue to be floored by everyone’s compassion, generosity, and kindness. We can’t tell you how much it means to have this light in our little world.

- The Beaton Family

Message from Becky:

I am so incredibly overwhelmed and touched by the outpouring of love and support I’ve received from everyone. Your generosity has filled my heart to the brim with hope! I hope to be able to pay it forward some day. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!!

- Becky Beaton

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