A Call to Action for Women’s Medical Rights

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I have been carefully watching all of the controversy that has been going on from the testing of young women for the breast cancer gene through the universal health care debates and now, the new recommendations for breast cancer and cervical cancer screening.  I have finally reached the point where I am really angry …

So You Think You Can Dance and the Breast Cancer Connection

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

“So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Tyce DiOrio created an unbelievably moving dance routine for this week’s episode centered on a woman with breast cancer. The number was performed by Ade (pronounced Ah-day) and Melissa who danced so beautifully that everyone, including all of the judges, was moved to tears. As was discussed collectively in comments from judges Nigel …

Taking Responsibility For My Actions

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

I have a theory. If each one of us took the time to consider the consequences of our actions before we said or did something, we could create a really happy life for ourselves. I came to this conclusion recently as I contemplated how to best handle a rather sticky situation with which I am currently dealing. Quickly stated, I …

“Walk Like A Man” Walk-A-Thon” Wrap Up of Premiere

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Although the final count is not tallied, the Crespi Carmelite High School male lacrosse team raised more than $44,000.00 by the start of their premiere event that was held yesterday at the school. What an awesome result in only two months! The guys will be sponsoring a variety of other events in their effort to raise $140,000.00 by the end …

“Walk Like A Man” Walk-A-Thon – Part 5

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

Last week I wrote an open letter to the Crespi Carmelite High School lacrosse team members. I asked the girl who had involved me in this project whether she would provide a copy of the letter for each of the team members and have the team coaches hand them out to the guys. She agreed to do so and I …

A Special Thank You

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CRESPI HIGH SCHOOL MALE LACROSSE TEAM You don’t know me but you are my heroes. And if you are wondering why, I will tell you. I know about your great efforts to walk and to raise money for the “Walk Like A Man” Walk-a-thon for Breast Cancer Testing and Research. I know …

Walk Like A Man Walkathon

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

A high school’s men’s lacrosse team is walking to raise money for breast cancer research and testing. Inspired by the team’s coach, Jonathan Oswaks, the Crespi High School team located in Encino, CA is walking the equivalent of a round trip from Los Angeles to New York where the team will match up with 3 Long Island lacrosse teams in …

My Support System

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

I stopped by the office of one of my colleagues last week to see how she was doing. Monica is a wonderful person who is married, has 3 young children and she is also taking care of her parents who live in her home. Her father is a diabetic who is receiving dialysis several times a week and whose health …