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BC survivors, are you involved in any awareness campaigns or fundraising (Race for the Cure, etc)?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I remember when I first got through treatment someone was so shocked I didn't want to get involved with the relay for life, susan g. Komen. It was the last thing I wanted to do was to be reminded of breast cancer and all I had been through. I had PTSD from it all. It took me a while to heal. My --contribution-- is being on this site and trying to help women going through this ordeal. August 1st, I will be playing with the ukulele group I belong to for a cancer walk taking place on the island where I live. It is the first time I have participated like that. Doing the walk, run, whatever, I can't do it. This will be the closest I have come to anything like that since my treatment. I almost feel like I have to defend myself but I am completely involved with emergency services through a citizens search and rescue, ham radio, and our horse community. Cancer.... no, gotta leave it to someone else. Sharon
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    • Mary G Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Your support here is invaluable Sharon. You give great informative and motivational responses. From my perspective it's so great to hear from ladies who are survivors like you who can give me advice and provide hope for long term health and...

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      Your support here is invaluable Sharon. You give great informative and motivational responses. From my perspective it's so great to hear from ladies who are survivors like you who can give me advice and provide hope for long term health and survivorship. So grateful you make the choice to give back in this forum. Keep it up - we need you!

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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I hiked a mountain last Oct. 8 weeks after completing rads. cosponsored by the clinic I did my rads. at. One could purchase balloon(s) and they matched the money raised for women who can't afford mammos. I also walked in my local Relay for Life last month both as a survivor and part of a team sponsored by the same rad. clinic. I raised the most on the team and was even honored when I was pulled forward to help carry the survivor banner leading the other survivors. The clinic plans on having another hike up that mountain in Oct. and I'll hike it again as long as I'm told it's OK since I have a consultation with a Cardiologist next month and don't know what to expect from that (I pray all will be OK). I'm constantly getting calls from groups solisiting funds for women who can't afford mammos. and I have to keep telling them for now I am just about a year and a half out myself and have my own bills to pay.
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  • Mary G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I haven't done any awareness campaigns or fund raisers yet. But I am participating in the Livestrong program for cancer survivors at my local YWCA. I would recommend it for everyone here. It is a 12 week program that focuses on health, wellness and fitness for any survivor whether you are weeks out of treatment or 20 years. You can join whenever you feel ready, my class has women raging in age from 30 to 70. We meet twice a week and have time in support of each other where we share our cancer journeys or learn about health and wellness issues and then workout with coaches. The focus is not on weight or skill set but more on being more fit wherever that is for you. And it's free plus you will get a reduced membership if you chose to join after the program. It's a great way to meet other survivors and work on your physical and emotional wellness. Look it up on-line at livestrong.com for details in your area.
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  • Norma  Cook Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    During my five weeks of radiation treatments, I stayed Monday to Friday at the hostel located on-site and kept myself occupied by quilting a wall hanging with the Serenity Prayer. I plan to donate it to the local cancer support group to raffle off for donations. My friend asked me to join her in the Relay for Life event, but I really wasn't ready to go public about my breast cancer. Maybe next year. I certainly understand that some people want to switch the focus away from cancer and get on with their lives. On the other hand, I firmly believe that sharing our struggles and successes can be a strengthening experience in our lives and in the lives of those we meet. I intend to be open to those opportunities to "give back" in whatever way I can.
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  • Alison Soule Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I'm doing the tri for a cure in Maine tomorrow! I've done avon walk before in Boston. And I ride in the pan mass challenge every August for Dana farber cancer institute of Boston. All moving, amazing events
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  • Debbi Starr Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    I have participated in the Avon Walk for breast cancer for several years. In 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer (a bit ironic). This year I did the Walk as a survivor! It was tough but I really wanted to participate. I managed to walk 27 of the 39 miles (it's a 2 day walk).
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  • Alison Soule Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    And it was harder the closer I was to my diagnosis. The farther away I get from it all, the easier it is to take part In Cancer events
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