Hey All - So here’s the deal: after a remarkable 16 years in remission my beloved mother, Harriet, was diagnosed with breast cancer again this past October. While the type of cancer (carcinoma in situ) is a non-invasive cancer she will still have to have a mastectomy to clear out the tumor. As emotional as this news and past few months have been, we consider ourselves lucky that not only does she have access to some of the best surgeons and oncologists in the world (shoutout Massachusetts health care), but that this is a very treatable type of breast cancer. I was in middle school during my mom’s first bout with breast cancer, a little too young to really grasp the gravity of the situation. Now that I’m much older I’m taking after one of the lessons that my mom instilled in me from a young age which is doing anything you can for your family. So, along with some dear friends of mine, I will be running the Divas Half Marathon in Temecula, CA on February 16th in order to raise money for The Breast Cancer Charities of America. If you have even $1 please consider giving to the cause and if not, no worries, feel free to pass this page/campaign along to those who may be interested. That’s worth its weight in gold. Thanks for visiting this page and your generosity to the cause. As scary as this situation is for so many families, if we fellow humans band together to give and do whatever we can I have no doubt that we can beat breast cancer once and for all.
The Breast Cancer Charities of America exists to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness. We bring together organizations representing all health and social service disciplines in the commitment to establish new and unprecedented levels of effectiveness in research, education, advocacy and support. BCCA is the only non-profit bringing the ‘integrated cancer care’ message to women of America.
The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) is the only non-profit bringing the “integrated cancer care” message to the women of America. We bring together the different health care and allied health care disciplines—oncology, nursing, psychology, sociology, nutrition, exercise physiology, spirituality and more. Working together, these professions comprise the new discipline of “integrated cancer care.” Integrated cancer care is long overdue in this nation. Today it holds the one best promise for preventing, treating and surviving breast cancer. It saves lives!