Young Cancer Survivors

“Sisterhood” of Breast Cancer

People say that being diagnosed with breast cancer is like joining a sisterhood of survivors. For twin sisters, Joan Jolly and Jean Foss, going through breast cancer together as sisters, just seemed natural. “We always shared everything,” said Joan. “It just seems inevitable that we would go through cancer together too.” In early 2016, Joan more »

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Never Give Up.

I was 34 years old when I was diagnosed. My kids were ages 1, 4, 6 and 9.  My daughter Roni had turned 1 in November, and I was just finishing up breast feeding in December or January. In February, I found a lump by accident. I thought nothing of it. I just thought I more »

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From Supporter to Survivor

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2015.  After discovering a lump I went in for my (overdue) mammogram and then had a follow up biopsy at Waverly Health Center.  From there I was referred to the Mayo Clinic  for chemotherapy and  mastectomy, and finished my treatments with 6 weeks of daily radiation more »

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Elvira’s Story

We are so thankful for anyone who is willing to share their breast cancer story and why they participate in the Pink Ribbon Run. Here is Elvira’s story: “I am a mom of 2 beautiful boys (16 and 17), I immigrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina to U.S in 1997 and have lived here since. In more »

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Michelle’s Story

Twelve years ago, Pam Dowie was grieving the death of her beautiful daughter Michelle, who died much too soon, from breast cancer at the young age of 33. Ten years ago, Pam, her daughter DeeDee and a small committee of women put that grief into action and decided to put together a run/walk event to more »

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Surviving Cancer with Their “Sisters”

As part of the promotion for the 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Run, we are focusing on why we do what we do….the women who have breast cancer. We want to end breast cancer, and we want to protect those who have been diagnosed from ever having to deal with a metastasis of the disease. In the more »

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You Have “Survived” Cancer….NOW WHAT?

When you have “survived” cancer once and come out on the other side, you are vigilant about protecting your health! This month at the Young Cancer Survivors event we will have a counselor speak about the anxiety that can come with being a cancer “survivor”. Anxiety for the future, fear of recurrence, these are all more »

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Local Survivorship Conference….FREE!

The following press release was shared with the Beyond Pink TEAM from our members who work at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. This Survivorship Conference sounds like a great opportunity for everyone: professionals, survivors and caregivers!   Augusta Sires Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Iowa (319) 272-7334 Covenant Cancer Treatment Center to Host 2013 Cancer Survivorship Conference Waterloo, more »

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Protect yourself from Skin Cancer!

When you have “survived” cancer once and come out on the other side, you are vigilant about protecting yourself from other cancers. This time of year when the sun rays are at their most harmful, we turn our focus to skin cancer. The Beyond Pink TEAM is hosting its next “Meet, Mingle and Learn” event more »

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University Book & Supply Shows Support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The University Book & Supply store, near the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa, is helping the Beyond Pink TEAM draw attention to the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 campaign; a campaign to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. Included, in more »

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