Nicole is Kicking Cancer's Ass!

Our dear friend and resident bad-ass, Nicole, is facing the unexpected challenge of fighting cancer, and she's doing it with style and grace.  Nicole was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in late August and has already had a double mastectomy.  She will complete two rounds of chemo over the next 6 months, followed by radiation.  As of today, Nicole is feeling amazing and has that incredible energy that she's always had. Nicole has such a positive attitude and both she and the family are doing really well!  This fundraiser is for those long 6-8 long months ahead and days where everyone may need a break from reality.

This is not a normal GoFundMe.  This is a Go FUNd Me.

Nicole has already received an AMAZING and overwhelming amount of support. In lieu of gifts, if friends still want to help, donations will go for a trip to the movies, a babysitter for a night out, and those little things that make life a bit easier. The money we raise will be used to help Nicole and her family ENJOY LIFE and maintain a busy household, as well as cover additional expenses related to treatment.  Since they will be spending their extra money on the "not fun" stuff, we want to give back so they can still have fun moments. To read more about the financial toll of a cancer diagnosis, even for patients with health insurance, click here 

Trying on wigs at the cancer center in Boulder

Let's help ease the stress on Nicole, Rob and their two young children by contributing.  Just giving up your Starbucks run for a week can be a big help (or Dunkin' Donuts, but this isn't the place for coffee wars)! Personally, I vow to avoid Target for a month or two and see how much I can save.

We are all fighting this together and we are going to #KCA!  Kick Cancer's Ass!

Please leave a message saying how you met Nicole and include a funny story (and photo if you have one!).  Nicole may not be able to respond, and I will make sure to keep everyone updated. She is already looking forward to reading your comments. Laughter is the BEST medicine.

With LOVE,


P.S.  I met Nicole in an elevator on the first day of pharmacy school (I'm pretty sure we were both late).  We had been told by a mutual friend that we would like each other and it was love at first sight (don't tell  her husband, Rob).  I've been watching people fall in love with her for 20 years.

33468004_1539060813817809_r.jpegIf Shermer High can save Ferris, we can do it for Nicole!  #KCA

Here's a video of Nicole breaking up with cancer: click here
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kara Jay 
Boulder, CO
Nicole Griswold 
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