09 Jan Fran Robinson, beloved 2015 Race for the Cure Honorary Survivor, passed away of advanced breast cancer.
Fran Robinson was Susan G. Komen San Diego’s inspirational 2015 Race for the Cure Honorary Survivor. It is with heavy hearts we share that Fran passed away from metastatic breast cancer (MBC) on Friday, January 5th, 2018.
Fran’s battle with breast cancer started in 2010, undergoing rounds and rounds of chemo, radiation, and doctor visits. Fran kept fighting, but the cancer kept coming back until it metastasized. MBC (also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer) is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain). It is treatable, but currently not curable.
“I should have asked more questions. I wondered, but didn’t always ask. I just was unsure of what to ask. I did research on the computer about Triple Negative breast cancer, but that always left me depressed, scared and crying,” said Fran in 2015.
Fran shared her story as a Susan G. Komen San Diego’s honorary survivor in hopes of encouraging others to take action. Her advice was to stay on top of your doctors, ask questions and to write everything down.
Researchers do not fully understand what causes MBC and, as a result, don’t yet know how to prevent or treat it effectively. But they are working hard to find answers, and Komen is dedicated to helping them. Our research investment amounts to more than $166 million funding over 400 research grants and more than 40 clinical trials focused on metastatic breast cancer. Learn more here.
The team at Susan G. Komen San Diego would like to thank Fran for not only volunteering her time to our organization, but inspiring those battling breast cancer to continue their fight. Her passion and words will live on. She will be missed!
Service Information for Fran
Services will be held
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
El Cajon Mortuary
684 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, Ca.
Viewing from 1pm to 2pm
Service begins at 2pm