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"You don’t know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have."

Alexandra Charpentier

Alexandra Charpentier


If you have found your way to my fundraising page then you know a little about my story. I am a single mother of two children under the age of 16. I am an athlete: I have run five marathons and more than 25 half marathons, played soccer through high school and tennis in my adulthood. I am a culinary school graduate and love everything about food although I make a living in marketing and public relations.

I was diagnosed with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer with the EGFR19 mutation in July 2016, a year after my mother was tragically killed in a car accident. As a result of my lung cancer, I have a temporary permanent catheter in my right side that allows me to drain fluid from it daily. I have "acne"on my face, neck and back from the side effects of my tarceva and I never know if I am going to have a good day or a bad day until I get out of bed. Despite all of this, it could still be worse.

I am lucky to have the support of my family and friends including you! I am dedicated to raising funds annually for the Foundation through participation in sports related activities to help fellow lung cancer patients less fortunate than I.

You can read more about my life with stage IV lung cancer on my blog at berkeleybabe.com.

Thank you so much for your support!


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raised of $15,000 goal

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In memory of Alex. May her zest for life continue through her children, her family, and friends.

Team Alex