Rochelle's Army:

Building Awareness, Inspiring Hope, and Raising Funds for Glioblastoma and the Brain Tumour Community.
 
Join Us In The Fight Against Glioblastoma. Help Us To Find A Cure.

In 2019 Rochelle was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive, incurable form of brain cancer. Since her initial diagnosis, she has undergone brain surgery and many rounds of combined radiation and chemotherapy treatments. In December 2020, Rochelle will begin her 15th round of chemotherapy. She will continue her chemotherapy treatment until she hears otherwise, in addition to MRI’s every 2 months.

Through it all her spirit and resolve have remained strong as she continues to fight her cancer daily, with a grace and dignity that is truly inspiring. She is setting such a wonderful example to the whole community how to fight and never give up.

Rochelle’s commitment to raising funds and awareness of brain cancer, specifically Glioblastoma, has been a testament to how truly special she is as a person. Having been the Artistic Director of Dance With France Studio for 16 years and the Founder/Director of Artists Elite Int’l in Calgary, she has brought together with her love of dance and deep connections in that community with giving back. A variety of successful fundraisers have already been held and now Rochelle’s Army is focusing its efforts on directly supporting the research work of Dr. John Kelly at the Cumming School of Medicine’s Clark Smith Brain Tumor Research Centre within the Charbonneau Cancer Institute.

Dr. Kelly’s research focuses on glioblastoma, where he leads groundbreaking work investigating the biology of these cancerous tumours, with the goal to discover new therapies and treatment strategies. Glioblastoma is the most common and most aggressive cancer originating in the brain; symptoms can range from seizures, headaches, and memory loss to changes in personality. In recent years, there has been increased public attention and awareness about glioblastoma due in part to cases involving Canadian singer Gord Downie, Rush drummer Neil Peart and American politician John McCain.

Donations made through this page will go directly towards advancing these research discoveries – your support, of any amount, will help change the course of cancer care and treatment in Alberta and beyond. Thank you for sharing in our vision for a better future of health for all. If you have any questions about making a donation

Please contact the Office of Advancement for the Cumming School of Medicine andrea.ostergard@ucalgary.ca.

For information on how you can become a supporter of Rochelle's Army fundraising efforts and to volunteer, please contact Micheline at rochellesarmy@gmail.com.

 
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