8th Annual STOP CANCER 5|10K Run|Walk

I.C.O.N. Cure For A Cause / #TeamTash

Natasha Lee Girard, age 29, is a beautiful and courageous soul who has been diagnosed with Stage 4, non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to her brain and her liver. Per Natasha’s Pulmonary Specialist and medical team, she is now the youngest known female to have this diagnosis. In response to this tragic diagnosis, we are forming a crusade, which we call, TEAM TASH, to raise awareness and help alleviate some of the financial challenges for her and her family as they face this long road of recovery. Natasha has become adamant about raising awareness in this area, even if it means enrolling herself in studies and clinical trials. She won’t quit fighting and she won’t quit until she makes a difference!

In January 2017, Natasha began to drastically feel the symptoms of her illness. Throughout this journey, she has been misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Pneumonia, Pleurisy, FNH Tumors, migraine headaches, and vertigo. Natasha saw several doctors, underwent several scans & blood tests and was and out of hospitals and extended cares.

Aside from the multitude of physical symptoms she was experiencing, Natasha’s life began to drastically change in all other areas as well. She was no longer able to work and unable to enjoy regular activities. She stopped being able to do the things that she loved, like dance, go to concerts, raves, play softball, etc. She developed intense social anxiety and began to see those around her that she thought were her friends slowly disappear. Additionally, not knowing what was wrong with her and constantly feeling like she was not being heard was emotionally wearing her down. She began to fall apart spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

On July 12, 2017, Natasha went to the ER after battling intense migraines, vertigo, nausea, vomiting & fainting episodes. She was quickly admitted to the ICU after doctors discovered a mass in her brain, the size of a golf ball. The following day, Natasha underwent an emergency brain surgery to remove the tumor.

On July 14, 2017 Natasha’s results came back as stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer (lung cancer that is due to a genetic mutation), metastasized to the brain & liver. Per Natasha’s Pulmonary Specialist and medical team, she is the youngest known female to have this diagnosis and is therefore extremely uncommon for a healthy and active 29-year old woman. Doctors are confident that radiation, oral therapies, and clinical trials hold significant hope.

I.C.O.N. is an international hair care products created by two industry experts from different cultures and continents joining together to form one forward-thinking company. It continues as a multi-dimensional commitment to green technology, liquid fashion and determined energy for all things beauty.

I.C.O.N. is proud to support the mission of STOP CANCER and joined forces in 2007, launching its worldwide campaign “Cure for a Cause” which donates a percentage of sales of Cure, a replenishing spray, to STOP CANCER.

I.C.O.N.’s commitment to helping find a cure for cancer remains strong, and it continues to be dedicated to helping STOP CANCER.  It is why Cure is its cause. 

STOP CANCER research grants fund the most promising and innovative young investigators in their early research of all forms of cancer prevention, treatment, cures and subsequent clinical applications. STOP CANCER has funded 228 researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson, USC Norris and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Centers.
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