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Writing & Healing Contest Winners

By on November 4th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

When asked if I could help create a writing contest with winners, I thought to myself that each writing and submission would already be a winner in the important ways.

They were all a pleasure to read, offering many feelings through interesting objects. There was joy and grief and humor as well as a great deal of resiliency.

The three winners all told their story …

“Hello, Beautiful People!” A Tribute to Pam Notaro

By on October 16th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Pam Notaro had just taken over as office manager at Medical Broadcasting Company, a digital health agency in Philadelphia where I worked, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her energy was immediate and different. I didn’t get to know her well until after I’d completed treatment a year later. She was pure Italian vital force from South Philly — beautiful, salty, radiant, hilariously blunt …

Our Friends Answer: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015

By on October 2nd, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

We reached out to our Facebook community with this question:  It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Are there issues you feel are not getting enough attention?

Our Facebook users had a lot to say about breast cancer, screening, treatment, and much more. Here’s a sampling:


“More attention to highlight the illnesses that can increase the risk of breast cancer, i.e., polycystic ovaries!”

 Screening and diagnosis

Book Giveaway Contest: Writing About Feelings Through Story

By on September 23rd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s note: is hosting a writing contest! Author and four-time breast cancer survivor Pamela Post-Ferrante is generously giving away three copies of her book Writing & Healing: A Mindful Guide for Cancer Survivors to three contest participants. No writing experience is necessary to enter. Pamela will review all submissions; winners will be announced in November.

Simply complete the writing exercise below, and send your …

Goal!! Telling My 10-Year-Old About My Diagnosis

By on July 22nd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

The stunning victory by the US Women’s Soccer team reminded me of my 11-year-old daughter’s last game of the 2015 spring season. Julie had two assists, contributing to her team’s 6-1 win and ending an otherwise abysmal season (2-5-1) on a high note. The Leprechauns (so named for their bright green jerseys) finally gelled, celebrating their triumph with a Carli Lloyd-inspired group hug.

Julie played …

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