Surgeon inspired by his wife to raise money while riding a motorcycle
Marcos Barnatan, M.D., a surgeon with Legacy Medical Group – Vascular, is using his love of his wife and motorcycle riding to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Doctors diagnosed Timothea Barnatan, his wife, with the disease in 2013. “She went through chemo, radiation and multiple surgeries. She is my inspiration,” he says.
Dr. Barnatan and clinic manager Scott Dillinger created Mammary 500, a fun-filled weekend motorcycle road trip around the state of Oregon, to raise funds for Legacy Health Tumor Bank and the battle against breast cancer. The tumor bank collects donated tissue for cancer related research that scientists then use to study things like how cancer cells work, the causes of cancer and markers that predict who will respond to treatment.
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Photo 1 - Barnatan Family from left to right: Dr. Marcos Barnatan, Gabe Barnatan, Timothea Barnatan, Alejandro Barnatan
Photo 2 - Dr. Marcos Barnatan, Dr. R. Serene Perkins of Legacy Tumor Bank, Jesica Reemer
Photo 3 - Riders pose for final photo before they take off
Photo 4 - Dr. Marcos Barnatan
Photo 5 - Dr. Marcos Barnatan