Events

A World Without Breast Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, at the age of 45, I did not think I would live to see our then fourteen-year-old daughter Gail, graduate from high school. I am thrilled I have lived 24 years past my breast cancer diagnosis and watched Gail graduate from college, graduate school, marry and more »

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“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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From Diagnosis to Treatment…Then WHAT??

From Diagnosis to Survivor: Then What? The “Splash of Color” meeting is Thursday, August 8 from 5-7 pm at the Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial Street, Waterloo. This FREE event is open to all women of color living with breast cancer.  Activities are planned from 5 to 7 p.m., but participants can come and go more »

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VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FAIR!!

Volunteer Fair for the Beyond Pink TEAM We need YOU! If you are passionate about ending breast cancer or motivated to help others who are already living with a diagnosis, we want YOU! The Beyond Pink TEAM is hosting their first Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:30-6:45 pm at Orchard Hill Church, more »

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