Thank you to Alcova Mortgage, Summit Community Bank, and Ingevity for your generous contributions to GLOW. These donations allow us to continue our mission, even in a year when Pink Tie Gala was unable to be held! Thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
This was one of the hardest, and most rewarding programs that Pink Tie Gala has ever done. It took a village to put it together and the final result left an auditorium of tearful guests.
If you are a caregiver of someone with cancer, we celebrate you today! Your job is one of the toughest ones. You have to put on a brave face and keep things positive and uplifted when your loved one is fighting. Keep swimming! 💝🐠 ... See MoreSee Less
“World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more.”
If you are a cancer survivor or fighter, I encourage you to share your story with others. Your story could be the nudge that saves someone’s life. 💞🌍 Know your body and if something doesn’t seem right, get it checked out. Your intuition is there for a reason. Trust it.
To the fighters, keep believing.
To the survivors, keep pressing on.
To those who have selflessly stood by and supported loved ones with cancer, thank you.
To those who have lost loved ones to cancer, love and peace to you. ... See MoreSee Less
Once a month, 2-3 days after periods, do a self breast exam. Examine breast and armpit area. Get to know your “normal” so you can spot changes. Be aware of any lumps, dimpling, changes in breast size, skin color/texture, nipple deformation, discharge, or nipple color change. If you have changes or concerns, make a call to your health care provider.
80% or lumps are benign, so it’s probably nothing. But if it IS something, early detection will save your life. Don’t put it off. ... See MoreSee Less
One of the most devastating things to hear is that your friend has received a cancer diagnosis.
A lot of people reach out to me and ask what they can do for their friends/family members.
Today I wrote down a few things...
My friend has just been diagnosed with cancer. What can I do?
1. Listen. Cancer will consume your friend’s world and thoughts. Planners that once held recipes and practice schedules will now be overtaken with doctors appointments and clinical information.￼￼￼￼
2. Keep things light! One of my favorite gifts was stick on tattoos! Your friend is still your same ole friend and laughter truly is the best medicine! ￼
3. Help her with the things she doesn’t feel like doing. And she probably isn’t going to tell you what those things are, because the last thing she wants to do is ask for help. The last thing she wants to do is think that she can’t do all she had done before. Get her kids where they need to go, feed her family, do her laundry. If her kids are selling donuts for a school fundraiser, sell their donuts, too. Make life easier for her family and you will make life easier for her.
4. Send lots of cards. And lots of messages. They will strengthen her.
5. Empower her! Rally together friends, family, and community support! Make T-shirts and bracelets so she can see people supporting her.
6. Make her feel special! ￼
7. Make sure your gifts are strings free. Lower etiquette expectations. Most likely your friend is suffering from chemo brain or is using all of her energy just to get out of bed each morning. I found a notebook just this week-four years post cancer-filled with names and gifts.￼￼￼￼￼ I’m pretty sure those pages upon pages of names did not receive handwritten thank you notes, because in all honesty, I don’t even remember writing down those names.
8. Don’t forget her after her fight. Just because she’s no longer in active treatment or just because she’s a year out doesn’t mean that she doesn’t still have plenty of physical and emotional scars. ￼
9. Honor her fight by joining her in finding a cure and being a support to others. ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline PhotosTim Grimes was once given a five percent chance to live, but he beat the odds in his fight against melanoma. Read Tim's inspiring story. bit.ly/tim-grimes #SkinCancerAwarenessMonth ... See MoreSee Less