Gottlieb Hospital nurse raises $2,000 to fight breast cancer

October 23, 2015

Oles feels running helps protect her own health and is thrilled that her running is also helping to safeguard the health of others through the fund-raising campaign.

"My mom and my aunt were really excited that their journey had inspired me to represent them at the race and they were my biggest fans," she said. She made a flier and shared it with colleagues at Loyola Gottlieb.

"Everyone was very generous in supporting me," she said. "I purposely chose to work at Gottlieb because it is a community hospital, and people here are very close and friendly."

The nurse will continue to run long-distance races, and has a goal of entering - and completing - the Boston marathon. "My mother and aunt are battling breast cancer and winning; my challenge of running the Boston marathon is nothing in comparison," she said.

Source: Loyola University Health System