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, …

Swing Back from Breast Cancer

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

After a diagnosis of breast cancer, I suppose I was like everyone else who heard those words.  I wanted to know why.  I had one aunt and one cousin (same family) who had breast cancer but there were tons of other women on both sides of the family who didn’t. There were so many reasons that were possibilities and one …

Compassion

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

Compassion is defined by Dictionary.com as “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering”. That sounds about right to me. In situation like natural disasters, we all feel so very sorry for those affected and we reach into our pockets to make donations to relief …

Thanksgiving Reflections

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

Each year for my favorite holiday I reflect on those things for which I am most thankful.  On my list I have always included my thanks for those things that I have such as a warm place to live, food on my table, a good job, other family members and friends, etc.  I also take time to be thankful for …