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Area woman works to educate, raise money for cancer research

(WKOW) — A woman in the Madison area has made it her mission to raise $1 million for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research.

Mary Gooze was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. Since then, the cancer has spread to other parts of her body, also known as metastatic breast cancer.

"The research done today may not help me along the road, but I have a daughter and I have a granddaughter and we all have children that we want protected, and this is for the future," she said. "If we start now we are going to get the funds and find a cure."

Gooze, along with other "breast friends," are raising money by competing in races and raising awareness. Gooze has collected $700,000 in four years. All of that money goes to the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Tuesday morning, Gooze, along with a doctor from University Hospital, educated Wake Up Wisconsin viewers on what the money raised is being used for.

"We are working together to find projects that we think will improve the outcome for metastatic breast cancer. That can be anything from research in the laboratory, to helping support clinical trials," said Dr. Kari Wisinski.

If you would like to donate to the More for Stage IV Fund, click HERE.

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