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  Patty Oskorep of Elk Grove Village was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at the age of 43. With two young boys, 8 and 11 at the time, she had no choice but to fight and was not about to dwell on the negative. She decided to celebrate each step of...

Patty Oskorep, Elk Grove Village: 'I plan to have a party each year to celebrate the life I have left'

Updated: 10/9/2012 10:54 AM

  Hearing you have cancer is hard enough without the added burden of trying to figure it all out - from where to start, who to see and what to do. While navigating her own cancer diagnosis in 2008, Cara Novy-Bennewitz kept thinking there had to be a...

Cara Novy-Bennewitz, Wilmette: Her book helps newly diagnosed patients

Updated: 10/9/2012 11:01 AM

  Jennifer McDermott's main reason for walking in Making Strides is her 11-year-old daughter. Both her grandmothers and two aunts had breast cancer. She wants a cure found so that as her daughter grows up, she never will have to worry about being next.

Jennifer McDermott, Evanston: 'My main reason for walking is my 11-year-old daughter'

Updated: 10/9/2012 11:02 AM

  Rhoda Markowitz of Northbrook is participating in and fundraising for Making Strides because she is a six-year bilateral breast cancer survivor who has undergone chemotherapy, radiation, multiple surgeries, genetic testing and physical therapy due...

Rhoda Markowitz, Northbrook: Cancer does not discriminate

Updated: 10/10/2012 02:23 PM

  Tammy Lonsberry of South Elgin is walking in her third Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event and marking the third anniversary since her breast cancer diagnosis. She "fought like a girl" and is a survivor. She walks as a way to support the...

Tammy Lonsberry, South Elgin: I 'fought like a girl'

Updated: 10/9/2012 11:04 AM

  Linda Karch of Arlington Heights has taken part in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks for more than a decade. She walks for her family, for the friends she lost to the disease and to support the work of the American Cancer Society.

Linda Karch, Arlington Heights: 'I am very blessed to be a survivor'

Updated: 10/9/2012 11:05 AM

  Beth de Kruyff of Lisle always has been a supporter of breast cancer funding, and when she was diagnosed in December 2009, finding a cure for breast cancer became even more important to her. Her sister, Pam, was diagnosed in December 2011, and with...

Beth de Kruyff, Lisle: Watching sister follow in her footsteps

Updated: 10/9/2012 11:05 AM

  Katherine Burgess of Hoffman Estates walks because she wants breast cancer to be eradicated in her lifetime. In September 2007, she retired after 34 years of teaching and was looking forward to the rest of life. She couldn’t believe she had...

Katherine Burgess, Hoffman Estates: ‘I want breast cancer to be eradicated’

Updated: 10/9/2012 10:39 AM

  Crystal Lake South girls volleyball coach Jorie Fontana was direct with her girls before Tuesday's showdown for first place in the Fox Valley Conference's Valley Division against visiting Prairie Ridge, the team that tagged the Gators with their...

Crystal Lake S. outlasts Prairie Ridge

Updated: 10/9/2012 11:59 PM

  Bulls fans should remember that the "Bench Mob" wasn't built in a day. During the preseason opener Tuesday night against Memphis, the Bulls' starters played well, while the revamped reserves were a borderline disaster. With subs on the floor, the...

New Bulls bench still needs some work

Updated: 10/9/2012 11:34 PM

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