Category Archives: American Cancer Society

Shooting for the Moon

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden announced progress and commitments for the Cancer Moonshot (which had been announced as a priority by President Obama in the 2016 State of the Union address). There’s a lot to be excited about, and a … Continue reading

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This Is Why

Making Strides. This morning I made strides with the American Cancer Society. A big Thank You to all who supported me – and therefore supported ACS – and all those who came out to walk/volunteer/raise money. There was a sea … Continue reading

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Making Strides

This weekend I will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. It’s been a few years since I’ve taken part in this event, and I’m happy that I am able to once again. This year, … Continue reading

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Retying The Pink Ribbon

It’s here. There’s no denying it. Pink. Like a river swollen beyond it’s banks, it’s flooding the land. There is much written and discussed within the breast cancer community about the commercialization, sexualization, profiteering, forced positivity, denial of reality, party … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivorship Forum

This weekend I’ll be leading a breast cancer survivorship forum along with Dr. Karen Karsif of Good Samaritan Hospital. I will be talking about fitness and healthy lifestyles. Topics will include survivor quality of life issues, long-term treatment and side … Continue reading

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Think On This While I’m Away

                                  It’s been a while, I know. Too long. I’ve been up at Saratoga playing opera, and spending as much time as humanly possible … Continue reading

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Back To Basics – Preventing Cancer With Better Lifestyle Choices

Here we go, getting back to basics: What’s so important about exercise and other lifestyle choices? According to the American Cancer Society‘s “Cancer Facts & Figures 2012”, lifestyle choices can have a huge affect on cancer risk. Researchers reviewed existing … Continue reading

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What Comes Out Of The Dark

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately, so haven’t written in over a week. I’ve been crazed by preparing for my latest challenge – running a 100 mile trail race next week. And I was writing a lot, just not for … Continue reading

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Speak Up!

Earlier this week, many of my Iowa friends from Above & Beyond Cancer joined the American Cancer Society at the Iowa State Capitol for a “Day of Advocacy”. I want to thank all who went out for taking time out of their … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro – Something Entirely Unexpected

Climbing imagery is awash with phrases like conquer, vanquish, or prevail, which I’ve never really understood. I’ve never really felt that way. I feel like I simply get to spend some time with the mountain, and for that time I … Continue reading

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