Gina Schrantz, a real estate broker and mother of three from Edison Park, Ill, joined dozens of breast cancer survivors, fighters and family members from across Illinois to help #PinkOut the United Center as part of Advocate Health Care and the Chicago Bulls' efforts to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month at the October 17 game. This is the fourth consecutive year that Advocate and the Bulls honored those affected by breast cancer, a disease that approximately one in eight women develop during their lifetime.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2015, Gina underwent six rounds of chemotherapy and surgery. During her treatment, she had amazing support from her family, friends, neighbors, her kids' school and hockey team and the whole community. They dropped off food to her house three days a week to make sure her family had fresh meals while she was undergoing her treatment. "When I came home after my first chemo the whole walkway was lined with flowers and balloons," says Gina. "Everyone around me showed their love and support."