BREAST CANCER NEWS
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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Libby's Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation

    02.27.12

    The mission of Libby’s Legacy is to provide comprehensive breast health care to the underserved Central Florida community through education, mammograms, follow up diagnostics and Hope Coaches on the journey from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Libby’s Legacy also helps stage IV breast cancer patients battling this disease by granting wishes in order to create cherished memories with loved ones through the LIVE BIG program. We accomplish this mission through key strategic relationships ...

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  17. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Sisters' Journey

    02.27.12

    Sisters’ Journey’s mission is to encourage self advocacy through education, support and awareness about breast cancer, targeting communities of color; where statistically mortality rates are higher.

    As a volunteer based organization we have accomplished this through our monthly support group meetings, survivors sharing their stories at churches and high schools, beauty shop chats, community partnerships, a Mother/Daughter Scholarship Brunch, the Pink Tea Survivor’s recognition luncheon and our annual calendar.

    TV and radio ...

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  18. A Facebook message to Lester Smith...

    02.24.12

    Here at Pink Well we wanted to share with our supporters a message from Paula Da Horta who posted on Lester H. Smith's You Gotta Dance Like No One's Watching Facebook Wall. It is one message of the many that Lester receives on a regular basis.  What's poignant about this particular message in particular is that it captures what Lester set out to do when he wote his book--he wanted to inspire ...

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  19. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Friends Fighting Breast Cancer

    02.20.12

    Friends Fighting Breast Cancer was born from the single idea that friends joining together in support of one special cause can and will make a difference, and for 16 years we have been doing just that. What makes our group unique is that we are 100% volunteer, with each member dedicating his or her free time toward making breast cancer history. Through a variety of exciting fundraising events and generous donations we have raised $809 ...

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  20. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Pink-4-Ever

    02.20.12

    Pink-4-Ever's mission is being dedicated to reducing breast cancer disparities in the community through empowerment, education and support. We accomplish this by providing high disparity communities with general, up to date, and culture specific breast health information. Our aim is to see an increased number of screenings and mammograms obtained from our outreach efforts by effectively serving as a bridge between educational outreach and the next crucial component, breast health screening.

    Our greatest accomplishment ...

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