Motorcycle helps lymphoma patient cope

Karen Allen

Before Karen Allen was diagnosed with cancer, she did not ride a motorcycle.  But after her diagnosis, the self-described middle-aged mother-of-two found riding helped her cope.

The Wenatchee woman will be in Seattle Tuesday, April 3 from 4-6 p.m. at Shine, the SCCA cancer specialty store in South Lake Union. Allen will join author, Tamela Rich, who will sign her book, “Live full Throttle: Life Lessons from Friends who Faced Cancer.” Allen is in one chapter of that book. Both women will be at the residence house, SCCA House, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a discussion that is open to the public.

Please pre-register by signing up at the Guest Services Desk (at the SCCA Clinic) or by calling 206-288-6701 to RSVP

Read a feature story about Allen’s diagnosis and philosophy. She participated in a clinical trial led by SCCA’s Ajay Gopal, MD.



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    1. Posted March 30, 2012 at 10:41 am | Permalink

      Great story!
      Good for her for finding a passion and dictating the terms of her life. Kudos for raising the money that she and Flo have!

    2. Posted April 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

      Karen is my friend and inspiration. I met her on while we were both on the back of a motorcycle and fundraising to kick cancer to the curb. She has a gift for living. She will warm your heart, make your cry, and leave your laughing. Rock on, Karen!

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