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Why Garden? Let Me Count the Ways!

By on April 8th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Two “square-foot gardens” got started this afternoon for my Cancer Victory Gardens. They are 4′ by 8′ by 10″ high and will be on our back deck where we get the most sun for the most hours of the day. Being on the deck, the soil needs to be protected from the chemically treated lumber used for the deck, so they actually have an untreated …

Talking to Children in Times of Uncertainty

By on March 21st, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

When families are adjusting to a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and life after treatment, the world can already feel like a pretty unsettled place. When distressing events happen in the world, children can be affected more than parents realize. To children, images of fear and destruction on TV, as well as classroom discussions or adult conversations, can feel very personal. How can you make sure …

Donate or Bid – You Can Make a Difference!

By on March 2nd, 2011 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

[Editor’s Note: These auctions have been discontinued. Thank you for your support!]

So much to do, and so little time… I know we all say it. Though, somewhere in all of that, we say to ourselves, “I would love to do something to make a difference.”

Here at Breastcancer.org, we are hoping our whole community can help make a difference. We’ve teamed up with an …

My Personal Survival Tools

By on February 24th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

A colleague recently told me that if she got cancer, she would rail at God: “Why me, Lord, why me?” She said my attitude toward breast cancer was an inspiration. While being considered inspirational was flattering, it was also off-base. Blaming God gets you nowhere and it makes you miserable on the way.

I love solving problems, so I saw my cancer as the biggest …

A Message From Dr. Marisa Weiss: Remembering the Resiliency of Elizabeth Edwards

By on December 8th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Dear friends,

I want to take a moment to give respect to Elizabeth Edwards and express my sadness at her death. She was always a very brave and courageous woman, proud and protective mother, and a tireless champion for women facing breast cancer. I had the chance to work with Elizabeth Edwards at a Discovery Health TV town hall meeting. She was warm, open, honest, …

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