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Beyond the Ribbon: Kellie’s Story

By Kellie Raymond May 17, 2011 is a new “birthday” for me, as this date represents another year that I survived a breast cancer diagnosis.  Before this date, I related pink ribbons to breast cancer.  Now I see the ribbon as a symbol for awareness but there is so much more to breast cancer than awareness.  Beyond the ribbon is a network of lifers, survivors, and caretakers.  There is also the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) that became a lifeline … Continue Reading

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It Takes a Village: One Breast Cancer Patient’s Story of Support

I don’t know about you, but when I come upon one of life’s inevitable bumps in the road, I seek the counsel of my network of girlfriends for answers. I’ve been developing a very reliable support group since my early college years, with a wide-reaching net, including my mother, adult daughters, friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers. Together we have found the best approaches to navigate countless challenges such as wedding planning, miscarriage, middle school “lunch table drama,” and more. With … Continue Reading

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