Rita Ambrose retired from the Air Force in 2009 and received a clean bill of health from the military and the VA. Little did she know that a small mass that was found when she was still active duty was the beginning of breast cancer! Two years later Rita was diagnosed with breast cancer and life changed. Rita’s desire to create a non-profit organization grew out of the appreciation and gratitude for all the practical, emotional, spiritual, and social support she received from her military family and local friends. Rita relied heavily on this support to carry her through a difficult time of adjusting to the diagnosis, deciding on treatment options, a mastectomy, plastic surgery, and the recovery period. “Rita’s Rack Racers” started as an informal group of men and women that supported Rita, the breast cancer survivor in her first Race for the Cure in 2011.
After recovery, Rita reached a point in her life where she felt it was time to give back to her military and local community in Schertz-Cibolo and surrounding areas. Rita goal is to ensure everyone diagnosed with a life-threatening disease such as cancer can receive the same support she received. From personal experience she knows that the support, understanding cancer, deciding on the best treatment option can be a matter of life and death. No one should fight cancer alone!
Circle of Cancer Care is a non-profit-organization created to support local community woman diagnosed with any type of cancer. Allow Circle of Cancer Care to walk this journey with you and assist you through a challenging time in your life.