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 …

What the heck is BRA Day?

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

On September 18th, I received an invitation from Dr. Saul Berger & New Age Aesthetics to stop by their offices to pick up a special skin care gift bag in honor of BRA Day.  Dr. Berger is the surgeon who did my breast reconstruction after my double mastectomy so I appreciated the invitation to see him and his wonderful staff …

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: He Runs for our Heroes Next Sunday

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Early next Sunday morning, my husband Kirk runs his first 10K to help support STOP CANCER at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA.  This year’s honorary co-chairs are Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer.  For those who are in the area, you may want to stop by the location to support Kirk and all of the other participants who have worked …

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 …

My Cancer and My Husband’s Secret

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

As many of you know, my husband, Kirk, was my support through my two-time battle with breast cancer and ultimate reconstruction.  He is also the one who convinced me to write about my cancer and domestic abuse experiences that have resulted in this website which he set up and maintains for me.  But, now, he has outdone himself with his …

Your Role in Eliminating the Bullying in Schools

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Although some students have already headed back to school, most will be returning after Labor Day.  For many, it is a time to see old friends, share stories about summer activities and look forward with eager anticipation to lots of new experiences.  But, for way too many students, returning to school means returning to the ugly world of being teased …

A Message to Telemarketers and Telephone Solicitors

In Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

It is 11:30 on a Sunday morning and our home phone has rung 4 times.  The first time, I hung up immediately, seeing that the call was not from a number that I recognized.  The second time I waited on the line to hear that someone was calling from the local newspaper and wanted to know if I would be …

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, …