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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Friends of Mel Foundation

    02.13.12

    Our mission is to provide quality cancer care for the whole patient by funding cancer research, education, and patient support. Our goal is to support creative and promising projects that impact patient care at both the grass root and institutional levels. Founded in memory of Mel Simmons, our foundation has gifted grants to numerous organizations across the country. We have funded breast cancer research, educational conferences, and partnered with other non-profits to raise funds to ...

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  7. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Pink Door

    02.13.12

    Pink Door Nonprofit Organization’s mission is to help women cancer survivors begin a new life after cancer. Many of the survivors Pink Door assists are single, divorced or widowed and struggling financially as a result of their battle.

    “My Pink Wish” grants survivors up to $5,000 in assistance with expenses such as rent, mortgage, and utility bills, as well as providing resources to help with home repairs, dental work or other necessities per ...

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  8. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Pink Ribbon Riders®

    02.6.12

    The Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR) is a volunteer based organization that provides direct financial assistance to both men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. $500.00 gifts are given to offset medical bills, gas money or any financials during the patients’ battle.  Pink Ribbon Riders has accomplished the goal of helping others through direct support of the volunteers and events that fund raise for the mission.

    The PRR organization ran on 100% volunteer support with ...

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  9. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation-Breast Center

    02.6.12

    St. Joseph Medical Center’s commitment to human dignity compels us to provide compassionate, quality health care for body, mind and spirit, with a special concern for the poor.

    The Breast Center at St. Joseph Medical Center is committed to fulfilling our mission by extending its services beyond simply caring for patients while they are at our hospital. The Breast Center is deeply involved in educating the community about breast cancer and offering support to ...

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  10. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Bikers Battling Breast Cancer, Inc

    01.30.12

    Bikers Battling Breast Cancer, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that rallies the support of the motorcycle community to raise funds for local programs to support education, awareness and early detection, as well as provide Pink Kick-Starters™ to empower newly diagnosed breast cancer patients on their journey. Our mission has grown in the 7 years of our existence, as has the number of those who have rallied to support it.

    “Curves and Chrome ...

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  11. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Gilda's Club South Florida

    01.30.12

    The mission of Gilda’s Club is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  Each month Gilda’s Club South Florida provides 60 support groups, educational lectures, workshops, and social activities – free of charge. Last year, over 2600 members came through Gilda’s Red Door in search a warm, supportive place to share a good cry, enjoy a belly laugh, find friendship with ...

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  12. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: All About Pink

    01.23.12

    The mission of All About Pink is to ensure through information, outreach, empowerment and support that women will not face breast cancer alone.  All About Pink is committed to educating women about breast health, early detection and prevention while enhancing each survivor’s quality of life.

    All About Pink provides:

    - Welcome Baskets to identified woman;

    - Transportation to treatment;

    - Catered dinners following surgery;

    - Thanksgiving Food and Christmas Toy Drives during holidays;

    - Support Group meetings to share ...

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  13. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Katie's Crusaders

    01.23.12

    Our mission is to provide ongoing help and hope to women and their families who are dealing with breast cancer.

    We raised $23,000 for Annual 5K/10K run/walk event on October 8th, 2011. These funds were used to help 4 local women and their families with the financial burden of recently being diagnosed with breast cancer.

    We will continue to assist as many women and families as possible to help them battle breast ...

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  14. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Ribbon of Hope Foundation

    01.16.12

    Our mission is to be a financial, informational, and emotional resource for individuals with breast cancer in Northeast Wisconsin.  Our all-volunteer organization, including seven board members and dozens of dedicated friends, focuses on three major activities: (1) working with area medical professionals to identify individuals diagnosed with breast cancer who might need our resources; (2) raising funds to support those breast cancer patients; and, (3) distributing funds in the form of grants for day to ...

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  15. Pink Well Challenge Finalist Profile: Skaggs Regional Medical Center/ Skaggs Foundation

    01.16.12

    Our mission at Skaggs is to improve your life through medical, health and wellness services and our vision is a community of well people.  We accomplish this by continuously assessing the healthcare needs of our community to ensure that needed services are available and by providing free community health screenings to promote wellness initiatives.

    The growth in our community is largely fueled by retirees. Branson is a highly visited tourist destination and retirement community. Our ...

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  16. Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM) Offers Limited Gains to Life

    01.11.12

    Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have just announced the results of research showing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) provides little benefit but it can have significant effects on women. CPM is a procedure that removes the unaffected breast in patients with cancer in only one breast. The study shows that the surgery may in fact reduce the quality adjusted life expectancy -a measure of life expectancy that takes into ...

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  17. keep on going

    Giuliana Rancic back at work and her recovery from double mastectomy

    01.10.12

    The "E! News" host and reality star Giuliana Rancic, 37, was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer back in August while getting ready to have fertility treatments to help her conceive. Initially, she underwent a double lumpectomy that failed to get all the breast cancer. The host then decided to undergo a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. She has successfully recovered and is back at work. She is also promoting the 5th season of Style ...

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  18. Wishful Shrinking

    From the NCI: The Emerging Evidence about the Role of Obesity in Cancer

    01.3.12

    We wanted to share with you a recent commentary published in the the National Cancer Institute Bulletin about the role of obesity in cancer. There is worldwide concern about the consequences of obesity. According to the World Health Organization the rate of obesity has more than doubled since the 1980s. In the Unites States, the 2007–2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey results showed that 34.2 percent of adults 20 years of age ...

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  19. And the results are...

    Highlights of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

    12.14.11

    The 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium took place this last week from Dec. 6th-10th at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. At Pink Well we wanted to share with our readers some of the highlights of this important yearly event. The symposium this year focused on emerging treatments in hard-to-treat populations, including patients with metastatic breast cancer, and on new knowledge about prevention and risk. The 34th annual symposium ...

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  20. uno, dos, tres

    The 3 most Important Questions you Need to Ask your Doctor when Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

    12.5.11

    According to the American Cancer Society (ACS)'s Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012,  breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in US women. Only in 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women, as well as an estimated 57,650 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. These numbers remind us how important is for women to ...

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