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  1. Lester Raises Hope

    “Wildcatter of Philanthropy” Lester Smith Announces Pink Well Challenge Raises $9 Million For Cancer Research, Treatment, Patient Care & Support

    06.12.12

    “Wildcatter of Philanthropy” Lester Smith Announces Pink Well Challenge Raises $9 Million

    For Cancer Research, Treatment, Patient Care & Support

     

    Grand Prize Winners of the Pink Well Challenge

    Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (PA) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Houston

    Each to Receive $50,000 bonus

     

    HOUSTON – (June 11, 2012) – Successful Texas oilman, philanthropist and two-time cancer survivor Lester Smith announced that a total of $9 million was raised to fight breast cancer by his ...

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  2. The Pink Well Challenge

    AND THE WINNERS ARE ...

    06.4.12
    On June 2nd, we announced the winners of the Pink Well Challenge! Watch and enjoy...
     

     

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  3. When a Breast-Cancer Researcher Becomes the Patient

    06.1.12

    We wanted to share with you a very moving article about researcher Dr. Kristi England, who studied the genetics of breast cancer in her laboratory, as she still does in the present.  Her relationship with breast cancer began five years ago, when her right breast did not return to its normal size after she finished breastfeeding her son. She had expressed in the past: "Since I study breast cancer in the laboratory," she says, "I ...

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  4. Exciting times

    Hybrid vaccine demonstrates potential to prevent breast cancer recurrence

    05.17.12

    The clinical trial of a breast cancer vaccine currently in its second phase at Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has proven to prevent disease recurrence by a considerable margin. The vaccine appears to prevent relapse and work in women with any level of HER2 expression. The results of the study were released yesterday and will be presented on Monday, June 4 in an oral presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the ...

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  5. One size doesn't fit all

    New studies bring clarity on Mammograms

    05.8.12

    Two new studies help clarify an important issue that has had doctors in an upheaval over when women should begin getting mammograms, how often and at what cost. These studies found that women who have a mother or sister diagnosed with breast cancer, or those who have unusually dense breast tissue, should have their first test at age 40 and repeat the exam at least once every other year. The research was designed to identify ...

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  6. A House That Fights Cancer

    2012 Pink Ribbon House

    04.27.12

    The Pink Ribbon Housesm project is a unique philanthropic experience dedicated to raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research and patient care at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine located in Houston, Texas. The proceeds of this sixth biennial Pink Ribbon House, thanks to sponsors, individual donations, product and services donations and tour tickets are projected to reach $450,000.

    The 2012 Pink Ribbon House, on display ...

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  7. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Every Woman Can

    04.16.12

    The EVERY WOMAN CAN Foundation's mission is to reverse declining mammography numbers in our area by encouraging, empowering, and educating women about the importance of early detection.

    In 2010 The EVERY WOMAN CAN Foundation announced the recipients of its very first grant award. Priorities were given for breast health awareness with a focus on early detection related to underserved populations. The funds directly impacted nearly 30 women who may not have otherwise had access ...

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  8. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Indy SurviveOars

    04.16.12

    Indy SurviveOars is a dragon boat racing team consisting of breast cancer survivors and their support network dedicated to promoting the physical and emotional rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors.  The team promotes physical wellness by using the sport of dragon boat racing to break through scar tissue and to reduce lymphodema, a common post operative side effect.  The team must work together to move the boat through the water creating a common goal for the ...

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  9. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Lump to Laughter

    04.9.12

    Lump to Laughter's mission is to provide support and raise awareness of the spiritual and emotional journey through breast cancer.

    How We Will Accomplish Our Mission

    - Share stories of Gracce, Hope, Faith & others who have overcame breast cancer.

    - Send Hope Packages to women newly diagnosed

    - Offering an Angel Fund to help women who are in financial need

    - Build a network of support to help those diagnosed and their caregivers, friends & family.

    - To educate caregivers ...

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  10. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Houston

    04.9.12

     

    Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982 that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, launching the breast cancer movement to save lives, empower people, ensure quality for all and energize science to find the cure. The Komen Houston Affiliate was established in 1990 to provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment for the medically underserved. The Affiliate ...

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  11. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach

    04.2.12

    The mission of Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.  We offer more than 140 programs every month completely free of charge to the cancer patient and their loved ones.  These programs include 11 professionally led support groups, 10 monthly networking groups, stress reduction and mind body activities including yoga, Reiki, visualization and relaxation, a walking group ...

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  12. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Pink Ribbon Girls of Dayton

    04.2.12

    Pink Ribbon Girls of Dayton is a 501(c)(3) organization created by young women with breast cancer to support and empower other young women throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. Our support programs - Simply Fight! and No Age No Stage provide free services such as healthy meals, transportation to treatment, housekeeping and childcare for women battling breast cancer. Our Love Your Girls program provides education for early detection through social and print ...

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  13. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Beyond Boobs!

    03.26.12

    Beyond Boobs! Our “not your typical” health organization provides:

    1) Attention-getting breast health education to motivate all women to take the action to ensure early detection, and

    2) Grassroots peer support “systems” for young women diagnosed with breast cancer to meet their unique issues (young families, working during treatment, premature menopause, fertility, body image, dating, and feeling isolated by having a typically “older woman’s” disease).

    Employing humor, a Good Health Fairy, a breast health ...

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  14. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: The Seton Fund – Seton Breast Cancer Center

    03.26.12

    The mission of the Seton Healthcare Family inspires us to care for and improve the health of those we serve with a special concern for the poor and the vulnerable. The Seton Fund is the fund development arm of this healthcare ministry which is sponsored by our founders, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.  We accomplish this mission as a not-for-profit organization that is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central ...

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  15. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Casting for Recovery, Inc

    03.19.12

    The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CFR) is to provide fly-fishing retreats specifically tailored for women who have or have had breast cancer. We seek to enhance the quality of life of breast cancer patients by providing retreats designed to promote and support mental and physical healing, at no cost to participants. We are committed to socioeconomic and cultural diversity.  Utilizing a strong volunteer corps our retreats are designed for survivors “at any age and ...

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  16. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP)

    03.19.12

    Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) is a 501-C3 and a completely volunteer organization.  Our mission is dedicated to providing local funding for breast cancer awareness, education, mammograms, support and further diagnosis. In addition, TETWP has established Friends of Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink to provide financial support for breast cancer patients by assisting with non-medical expenses.  All the funds raised stay within the community to support and eliminate ...

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  17. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: A Man’s Pink

    03.12.12

    Our mission is to increase male breast cancer (MBC) awareness to afford men diagnosed with breast cancer the same survival rate as for women.  Currently, our survival rate is almost 10% lower than that for women.  Many men are not aware BC is a disease that can affect them.  Because most men have very little breast tissue, MBC is generally more aggressive and more often than not, diagnosed at a later, more advanced stage in ...

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  18. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Breast Impressions, Inc.

    03.12.12

    Breast Impressions mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and fundraising to support breast cancer education, prevention and treatment.  Breast Impressions also donates breast casting kits to women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and would like to make a memory prior to surgery.  Breast Impressions is a 501(c) (3) Non-Profit Organization.

    We have two great accomplishments that just keep gaining momentum year after year.  Many women who have received our donated ...

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  19. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation

    03.5.12

    The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation’s mission is to create national and global awareness of the potentials of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment and to raise funds to help accelerate the speed at which research progresses through human trials. Using traditional media, social media, and grassroots initiatives we engage individuals, corporations and foundations – our Faces of the Fight – to help tell the story of “a better way to treat cancer” that our founder, John ...

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  20. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: METAvivor Research and Support Inc.

    03.5.12

    Through sheer determination, dedication and a 24/7 effort, our all volunteer organization of mostly metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients offers support, raises awareness and funds critical MBC research.  Support for MBC patients is rare.  We work hard to fill the gap.  Besides reaching out to a large number of local MBC patients, we help persons elsewhere establish their own support programs.  We raise awareness through the media, public speaking engagements, fundraisers, social media, conferences ...

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