My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

One of the hardest thing that a person may have to face is the diagnosis of cancer.  Your life is changed forever as are the lives of those of your family and friends.  The adults will decide among themselves how they can best deal with the situation and what will be necessary for them in order to continue with their …

Doctors Motivating Patients

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I recently read an article about the different ways in which doctors try to motivate their patients to engage in some sort of behavior modification.  Different techniques were discussed that can be utilized to prod patients into losing weight, to quit smoking, to exercise more, etc.  The more that I read that story, the sadder I became.  What in heaven’s …

You Have Cancer? What Next?

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

You’ve just heard those three words from your doctor, “You have cancer”, and you know that your life will be changed forever.  Now what?  If you are like me, you will do what your doctor tells you to do as you speed through all of the testing and preparation for round one of either treatment or surgery.  And before you …

Breast Cancer: Business Shows Kindness With Scarves

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

A couple of months ago I was contacted by a very lovely individual, Bethany, with a very special request.  She, like many others, has family and friends and co-workers who have been personally affected by breast cancer and she wants to make a difference for them by incorporating assistance from the business for which she works.  In her own words, …

Breast Cancer Awareness: You Take Control

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Every year in October, I become very excited when I see all of the support and dedication that is given to breast cancer awareness.  I have a great appreciation for all that is being done to raise funds for research and for providing monies for testing for those who can’t afford it.  This year, I got to see a 10K …

Cancer: He Honored Your Heroes – I’m Honoring Him

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

At 5:45 a.m. this morning while it was still dark, my husband, Kirk, got out of bed to run his first 10K to help support STOP CANCER.  Here is a guy who usually goes to bed around 4 a.m. so I wasn’t so sure how well this would go until he gave it his own unique perspective.  You see, he …

Cancer: 500 Names and He Runs For Them

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

With less than two weeks to go until Kirk runs his first 10K to raise funds for cancer research, I am way behind on my efforts to support him.  I had set a goal to gather the names of at least 500 people who are currently fighting cancer, who have become cancer survivors or who have lost the battle.  I …

New Ribbon to Support Uninsured Breast Cancer Survivors

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I realized that I have been under an incorrect assumption for a long time.  I believed that as part of automatic treatment available to breast cancer survivors was the opportunity for reconstruction if that was a person’s choice.  That is why I was so stunned to find out otherwise this week when I received the following information: “My Hope Chest, …