Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Metastatic Breast Cancer As Seen Through A Daughter’s Eyes Metastatic Breast Cancer As Seen Through A Daughter’s Eyes

Every once in awhile I am offered the opportunity to interview someone who is actively involved in work connected to the breast cancer community. However, as this is not the type of reporting or writing that I normally do, I have always respectfully declined. That was until I found out that Cate Edwards, daughter of former Senator John Edwards... [Read more]


What Are We Doing About Metastatic Breast Cancer? What Are We Doing About Metastatic Breast Cancer?

The single biggest issue that most believe is not getting enough attention or funding for research is metastatic breast cancer that is also known as Stage IV. Breast cancer that remains contained in the breast is not deadly. But if breast cancer travels outside of the breast to the brain, liver, lungs and/or bones, that is when the concern begins.... [Read more]


Allstate To Provide FREE “Silver Lining” to All With Breast Cancer Allstate To Provide FREE “Silver Lining” to All With Breast Cancer

In what I consider to be one of the absolutely best ways I have ever seen to help everyone who has received a breast cancer diagnosis, Allstate has partnered with author Hollye Jacobs to give a free copy of her book, “The Silver Lining – A Companion Guide” to all in the United States through October, 2015. What an unprecedented gift giving... [Read more]


My First Cancer Fundraising Experience My First Cancer Fundraising Experience

I was so excited that I had such a hard time sleeping the night before the Stop Cancer 5k/10k race. I was wide-awake at 5 a.m. with no hope of sleeping even one more minute. I had my outfit all laid out including the special shirts that Kirk had order for us. The bib with my number was already in place and I was ready to take on the world. After... [Read more]


Thank You For Your Inspiration Thank You For Your Inspiration

CLICK the picture to see the full list of names on the TEAM Let Life Happen shirt! By this time next week I will have completed my first 5k as part of the Stop Cancer event. This is a big deal to me as I have not done one before but I would be remiss if I didn’t thank those who have made this possible by helping me to believe in myself that... [Read more]


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Breast Cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer As Seen Through A Daughter’s Eyes Metastatic Breast Cancer As Seen Through A Daughter’s Eyes

Every once in awhile I am offered the opportunity to interview someone who... 


What Are We Doing About Metastatic Breast Cancer? What Are We Doing About Metastatic Breast Cancer?

The single biggest issue that most believe is not getting enough attention... 


Allstate To Provide FREE “Silver Lining” to All With Breast Cancer Allstate To Provide FREE “Silver Lining” to All With Breast Cancer

In what I consider to be one of the absolutely best ways I have ever seen... 


My First Cancer Fundraising Experience My First Cancer Fundraising Experience

I was so excited that I had such a hard time sleeping the night before the... 


Thank You For Your Inspiration Thank You For Your Inspiration

CLICK the picture to see the full list of names on the TEAM Let Life Happen... 


Cancer Support: We Will Walk In Honor Of ??? Cancer Support: We Will Walk In Honor Of ???

Three years ago, a young lady that I had met on Facebook, Shannon McCarty... 


Cancer: My First 5K And I’ll Walk In Honor Of Your Family And Friends Cancer: My First 5K And I’ll Walk In Honor Of Your Family And Friends

Two years ago, my husband Kirk ran in his first ever 10K in my honor and... 


WERE YOU INSPIRED By Someone With Breast Cancer? WERE YOU INSPIRED By Someone With Breast Cancer?

If you visit the Let Life Happen website, you have probably seen the banner... 


Announcing “60 Top Cancer Blogs for Advice, Support and Inspiration” Announcing “60 Top Cancer Blogs for Advice, Support and Inspiration”

I recently received an email with the above-referenced subject line and all... 


Is Anyone Paying Attention to Metastatic Breast Cancer? Is Anyone Paying Attention to Metastatic Breast Cancer?

For a very long time now, I have been following what is going on in the world... 


AB 219 – Access to Cancer Treatment Act AB 219 – Access to Cancer Treatment Act

In a recent conversation, a friend shared with me some information about a... 


Sharing My Perceptions of a Susan G. Komen Fundraiser Sharing My Perceptions of a Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

My husband, Kirk, and I recently received an invitation to attend a very... 


On Being Selected as the About.com Breast Cancer Expert On Being Selected as the About.com Breast Cancer Expert

If you have ever had a question that you wanted to research on the Internet,... 


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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence Is Not Just The NFL’s Problem

Despite how it appears on the 24-hour news channels, domestic violence is... 


Fundraiser for Domestic Violence Awareness and Homeless Mothers in LA. Musical Guest Gloria Loring and Nelson Kole

The Nancy Painter Home¹s annual fundraiser to support homeless mothers and... 


It’s Simple: Don’t Hit Another Person It’s Simple: Don’t Hit Another Person

With the most recent news stories from the ranks of professional football... 


FACE FORWARD TO HOST STAR-STUDDED GALA SUPPORTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

FACE FORWARD is hosting their most important fundraising and awareness event... 


UPCOMING LAW & ORDER: SVU “NO MORE EXCUSES” MARATHON INCLUDES CALL TO ACTION BY CHRIS MELONI TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

USA Network has teamed up with Mariska Hargitay’s Foundation, Joyful Heart,... 


‘THE DOCTORS’ INVESTIGATES ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE CASES WHICH WERE ACTUALLY UNDIAGNOSED CASES OF RICKETS, MONDAY, MAY 5

Experts Debate Whether Current Criteria For Child Abuse Should Be Reviewed In... 


More Domestic Violence Shelters Are Taking in Pets – ABC News

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press When her abusive husband left for work... 


STATEMENT ON UNANIMOUS SUPREME COURT DECISION TODAY IN UNITED STATES V. CASTLEMAN TO PROHIBIT DOMESTIC ABUSERS FROM HAVING GUNS

by: Erica Soto Lamb The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in United States... 


Cafe Helps Empower Women, Victims of Domestic Violence

by Luana Munoz From: fox40.com From coffee and tea, to muffins and salads;... 


Johnny Weir Divorce Drama: Skater Opens Up About Domestic Violence and Nude Photos, Ex Victor Voronov Responds

From: E Online Johnny Weir‘s divorce from estranged husband Victor... 


Domestic violence demands a community response – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Domestic violence demands a community responseDaytona Beach News-JournalLast... 


Viewing the Past in the Present Viewing the Past in the Present

In my desire to make improvements to my life for the future, I realized that... 


Dealing With The Toxic Workplace Dealing With The Toxic Workplace

I have had some very interesting discussions with my friends lately and have... 


Domestic Abuse – It Can Happen to Anyone Domestic Abuse – It Can Happen to Anyone

The results of a survey conducted in California in October, 2012, during Domestic... 


Domestic Abuse: Could Football Player’s Murder Suicide Have Been Prevented? Domestic Abuse: Could Football Player’s Murder Suicide Have Been Prevented?

Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, killed his girlfriend,... 


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