One year has passed, but our fight continues on for mom.

Stand Up to Melanoma (SU2M) was created in honor of Deb Westman, loving wife and mother of two, who lost her courageous battle with metastatic melanoma on July 19, 2013.

deb3With such a positive outlook on life, no cancer was going to interrupt Deb from living everyday to the fullest. When the “standard” melanoma treatments (surgery, interferon, chemotherapy) didn’t combat the inner monster, Deb never lost one ounce of hope.

su2cThen an opportunity was presented to Deb to begin clinical trials with Dr. Patricia LoRusso and the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Melanoma Dream Team. Deb knew this would be her big break. A combination of clinical trials and inner motivation, positivity, and endurance transformed Deb into a true fighter.

Deb undoubtedly fought with her whole being, but the cancer prevailed.

And so now, on behalf of Deb and others, it’s our turn (yes, YOU too) to fight this terrible disease that doesn’t get the public attention it deserves. It’s time to Stand Up to Melanoma!

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  1. Kudos to an important cause and the wonderful champion behind it. I just met your mom once and immediately knew that she was a fine mom, great friend, loving wife and most of all someone who really made a difference to all she met and knew.

  2. Well, I am 53 and have Melanoma Stage IIIB and I look at her and she reminds me of myself…Wow! Still living life as if nothing happened to us. We might be weaker than most, and not hungry as everyone, and get a little upset with Melanoma not because it hurts us, but, because it hurts our love ones. May peace be with you and know as a Mother of 2 Sons we will always be watching…God Bless!

  3. Your Mom would be proud of your positive follow-up. Fond memories of your Mom and
    the early golfing years with the grandmothers! Will continue to keep your family in our
    thoughts and prayers! Dr. Bob,Patty, Colleen,Robert, and Bryan Forte

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