Have you ever gasped on seeing someone intensely beautiful with a regular face? Have you ever heard a joke that was too funny for laughter? Have you ever felt completely understood and appreciated by someone you barely knew? Has someone pulled you towards them without touching you? Do you know someone who can look through the clouds to see the sun coming?
I do: Kelly Rooney. Her name only has 4 syllables in it, 11 letters; yet Kelly Rooney had a huge presence. At 43 years of age, Kelly was mom to 5 wonderful children, a devoted wife, beloved daughter and sister, and an amazing friend to countless individuals who adored her. On July 11, 2006, after a 4 year battle with breast cancer, Kelly passed away to a more peaceful place. How lucky everyone in her life was to know and love her. How privileged I was to be her friend and doctor. How meaningful for Breastcancer.org to have Kelly’s compassion, championship, and vision to compel our mission well into the future.
The Kelly Rooney Legacy at Breastcancer.org is based on her strong belief that all women should get the same high level of medical care that she was fortunate to have. Generous and critical support from the Kelly Rooney Foundation and Save Second Base gives Breastcancer.org the ability to honor the Kelly Rooney Legacy every day and every night: to care for all people affected by breast cancer with expert medical information and a supportive community – until the day comes when all breast cancer can be prevented or cured.
If you would like to contribute to the Kelly Rooney Legacy at Breastcancer.org, please make a secure online contribution now or you can send a check to:
7 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
Thank you for recognizing the Kelly Rooney Legacy at Breastcancer.org with your contribution.
Marisa Weiss, M.D.
President and Founder