10.13.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Allison Bender found a breast lump and went to her doctor on May 7, 2014. She had an ultrasound and mammogram done on May 28th and then a biopsy done on June 4th. Allison received the call for her diagnosis on June 6th.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Allison: "Being an All-Star Survivor means not just beating cancer but winning at life, because of those around me."
Having cancer has been the biggest challenge of Allison's life, but she feels that it is truly a team sport! She says that she could not do this without ... Read More
10.12.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Dellamarie Albi was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2014.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Dellamarie: "Surviving is an amazing gift! Being acknowledged by the terrific Redskins Organization is a welcome surprise. I have been given the opportunity to re-evaluate my life’s choices and renegotiate them if I so choose."
For Dellamarie, surviving meant being able to spend more time with her family. Especially her two grandsons, Reilly and Aiden.
Dellamarie's advice to other women: "Pay attention to your bodies and any changes you may notice – feeling especially tired or just not like yourself ... Read More
10.11.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Brianna Russell was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 11, 2014.
For Brianna being an All-Star Survivor means: "I am a survivor because there is simply no other option."
She warns that age is not a factor. She advises, "You are never too young, energetic, beautiful, or too anything to be affected by this horrible disease. Please take care of your health and be proactive with self-exams."
Brianna is very thankful to have been chosen as one of this year's All-Star Survivors!
Thank you for ... Read More
10.10.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Wendy Bhagat was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of June of 2014.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Wendy: To her, being an “All-Star Survivor” means having the opportunity to help others through the process of navigating breast cancer from the diagnosis through treatment options and eventually to the recovery process.
Wendy's advice for other women: "Know that you are not alone. Talk to others who are going through or have been through the process. It helps."
Wendy wants to be able to help other women in any way possible!
10.09.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Dbora Schrett was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 22, 2014.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Dbora: For Dbora this means staying alive, staying well, keeping healthy and enjoying life. Staying on top of evaluations/assessments. Being positive and letting humor lead the way. Living better for self and family and passing on life and living to everyone she meets.
Advice Dbora wants to share with other women is: "Please do the 3D mammogram first, mine wouldn't have been found without it. Develop a strong support team. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Learn as ... Read More
10.08.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Michele Rose was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2014;
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Michele: "For me, it's a huge honor to be part of this event. It was so nice to be pampered, and to see how much everyone enjoys making the survivors feels so loved."
Advice Michele would like to give other women: "Always do self-examinations, always be your own advocate when it comes to your own health, and nobody knows your body like you do!"
Thank you ... Read More
10.07.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Carolyn Davis had her first mammogram in August of 2013 and was under a year later on April 13, 2014. The doctor saw something on her first mammogram and ordered a sonnogram, which showed nothing. To be safe Carolyn was ordered to have a check-up every 6 months. However, Carolyn moved at the end of August 2013 and the reminder for her January check-up was not forwarded to her new address. Luckily her fiance got hold of the old mail and Carolyn was reminded to schedule a check-up. It was at this check-up that Carolyn's doctor found ductal cancer ... Read More
10.06.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
At age 38, Keisha Keane-Dawes was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2014. As a single mother of a toddler and a young woman, Keish felt completely stripped by her diagnosis and feared for the challenging road ahead.
What does being an "All-Star Survivor" mean to Keisha: "Being an "All-Star Survivor to me means embracing my "Re-Birth". I am, and have been going through one of the most difficult life journeys for any human being."
Throughout her journey, Keisha believes that she has become a stronger woman. She cherishes life, love, family and her new support system of other diagnosed ... Read More
10.05.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Constance was diagnosed with breast cancer after she noticed a lump on her breast through her own self-examination in May 2013 at the age of 54. Constance was quick to follow this up with a mammogram appointment and biopsy, which determined that her lump was cancerous.
Constance received treatment in order to reduce the size of her lump. As of June 2014, Constance is a SURVIVOR.
Constance's experience underscores the importance of women knowing their bodies and periodically conducting their own self-examinations in order to detect breast cancer early.
10.04.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness
Janet Friedman is a strong believer that one of the best ways for women to cope with breast cancer is through sharing exeriences with other women who have gone through or are currently going through it.
When asked what being an "All-Star Survivor" means to her: "Being selected as an "All-Star Survivor" means a day of hope to me. It's a wonderful thing to be able to get together with a group of women who have gone through a similar experience. I think it will be a time to share experiences and help boost each other up. I am ... Read More
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