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WI Cancer Survivor One of Midwest’s Top Fundraisers

PHOTO: Wisconsin cancer survivor Kelly Krohn, shown here with her fiancee Scott, getting ready for the Making Strides Milwaukee walk, has become one of the top fundraisers in the Midwest for the American Cancer Society. Photo courtesy of Krohn.
PHOTO: Wisconsin cancer survivor Kelly Krohn, shown here with her fiancee Scott, getting ready for the Making Strides Milwaukee walk, has become one of the top fundraisers in the Midwest for the American Cancer Society. Photo courtesy of Krohn.
April 28, 2014

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Kelly Krohn, West Allis, is a very active mom, a Stage 3 cancer survivor and one of the leading fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. As she was battling breast cancer, she decided to form a team and join the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Milwaukee fundraising walk, where she raised more money than anyone else.

"I saw a Kohl's Cares ad in the paper, and I thought, 'Well, this would be really exciting to get all my friends and family who are supporting me already to form this team,' so we had a week," Krohn said. "Kel's Angels just seemed fitting, 'cause they're all my angels."

This year's Making Strides Milwaukee walk takes place on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. in Veterans Park. All the information is at www.stridesMilwaukee.com.

Her fight with breast cancer made Krohn a fierce fundraiser. She talks about it every day.

"I'm not kidding. Every morning I meet with a group of people at George Webb's - I'm there every day drinking coffee," she said. "I talk about the American Cancer Society probably 10 or 12 times a day. I think that they do so much for the community."

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 4,300 new female breast cancer cases in Wisconsin this year. During the past 20 years, more than 10 million Making Strides walkers have raised more than $594 million to help end breast cancer.

Krohn does not like excuses from people who say they don't have time to help raise funds.

"I wouldn't want to say it's a cop-out, because there may be people who don't have time," she said, "but as a mother of three teenagers going through all the chemo and radiation and doctor's appointments four times a week, I made time for it because I feel like it's very important. We need to end breast cancer."

Krohn was 39 when she discovered a lump during a self-exam, and then was diagnosed with Stage 3 triple-negative breast cancer.

"Women need to know their body and know that something's wrong, because nobody knows their body better than themselves. And you need to get in and get those mammograms done," she urged.

More Making Strides fundraising walks are scheduled for this fall. Locations are listed at http://makingstrides.acsevents.org.

Tim Morrissey, Public News Service - WI