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  So, it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month again. I was 53 years old when I was diagnosed. I started treatment in October of 2013. The outpouring of national and local “pink ribbon” awareness positively overwhelmed me! The following year I was completing chemo and wanted to ignore every reminder of “pink”. In 2015, seeing

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Part 1 On September 16, 2013, I received the phone call no one would want. It started me on a journey no one would choose. It made me a member of a club no one would join. A calm, soothing voice delivered these core-shaking words, “you have cancer.”   Many other words followed. I didn’t really

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Casey, YMCA Member and Breast Cancer Survivor: Grateful for Life in the New Year  “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius   Casey always took a holistic, proactive approach to her wellness. Though she ran a

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While in her mid-thirties, Charlotte discovered a lump on her breast in 1996.  As a nurse, she faced the situation head on and went for a mammogram. She received a diagnosis of breast cancer at Christmas. Her treatment included a modified mastectomy and chemotherapy. She finished her chemo on July 3rd, one weekend after her

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The signature pink ribbon and pink apparel are synonymous with breast cancer awareness all year and especially during the month of October. Some people wear their pink in memory of a love one they lost in a breast cancer battle; others wear pink in suppor t of someone close currently fighting cancer. My 80+ year

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