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Fundraising to pay for cancer treatment
San Francisco Chronicle

When Michelle Shutzer was diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer two years ago, she initially shunned the idea of holding a fundraiser or soliciting money from friends and family to pay for any out-of-pocket costs associated with her illness. For the 42-year-old San Francisco woman, who works as a professional fundraiser, asking people for help comes naturally – just not for herself. But after undergoing four different, grueling chemotherapy regimens, she is now pursuing naturopathic treatments that are not covered by her health insurance.