Team Cheryl

Mar 9, 2020 | MK5K Participant Stories

About Team Cheryl

My name is Cheryl Gilliatt. My team members are my Daughter-in-law, Candice Gilliatt, and her many friends and family and my daughter, Ashley McIntosh, and her many friends and family.

Why I Participate

This is our first year participating. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2019. When I was first diagnosed, my daughter started a Facebook page called “Team Cheryl” so family and friends could stay connected and updated. Team Cheryl is now our team name as we join others in bringing awareness about breast cancer.

My Story

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2019. My journey included chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy. Navigating the many challenges was not easy, but with my faith, my family, and my friends, I knew I was not alone. Now we have an opportunity to continue our bond and participate in a meaningful event like MK5K. My goal is to pay it forward by bringing awareness, encouraging individuals, and promoting research.