Monday, April 1, 2013
Members of a Suwanee facility also have a surprise gathering to present their gift.
It was a little more crowded than usual on a recent Saturday at a Suwanee workout facility. And a lot of the patrons wore some common attire. Turns out, a surprise benefit for a workout partner was in the works. The group had organized a fund-raiser for Dawn Tousley, who has Stage 3 breast cancer. The group members were to present the funds to Tousley at her usual workout time. The surprise came off, as Tousley was surprised and tearful upon receiving the news and the $1,500. The workers had sold T-shirts inscribed with "Dawn's battle is our battle" to raise the money. The group works out at a facility at a Suwanee apartment complex, though not everyone resides at the complex. Jennifer Angier of Duluth was the point person for the effort. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by uploading photos of your and/or your family and friends supporting the cause.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Ivy Jacobson
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Showing off your pink pride in Suwanee during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a favorite thing to do with survivors and supporters alike. Thousands of hats, shirts, and other pink breast cancer items are sold in October. Millions of tiny pink ribbons are worn to support the cure for breast cancer and hope for many women. Also, countless numbers of people show support of Breast Cancer Awareness by participating in fundraising events. Did you strap on your pink running shoes for the Komen Race for the Cure? Have you joined a local support group? Joined efforts with other supporters to hold a fundraiser or night out? We want you to tell us your story in the comments below. How do you participate and show your pink pride in the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Breast cancer isn't age specific. Here's how to cope with treatments and augmentations if you are diagnosed earlier in life.
Generally speaking, a woman in Georgia has about a 1 in 840 chance of getting breast cancer each year, according to this breast cancer statistics chart from komen.org. An American woman in her 30s has a one in 232 chance of getting the disease, and a woman 20 years her senior has a one in 42 probability, according to the website. “Although we aren’t certain, the cause of breast cancer in younger women is likely caused by a genetic predisposition,” says Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., the medical oncologist director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While breast cancer treatment in young women is often effective, the chance of recovery tends to be worse in women under 40. …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Gwinnett Medical Center hopes its dance video is the winner of a first-place prize of $10,000, which will be donated to a charity of its choice.
For a second year in a row, Gwinnett Medical Center is throwing its pink gloves in the ring for Medline Industries' annual contest aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer. The clinical staff put together its video for the Pink Glove Dance Competition with no assistance from the hospital's marketing department. It features hundreds of hospital employees, volunteers and physicians "honoring the breast cancer survivors we serve," the team said in its contest statement. "Our amazing community inspires us every day and we hope that this video inspires them," the statement also read. Winners of the contest will be chosen by community votes. Voting is open until midnight on Nov. 2. The winner will get $10,000 to donate to the nonprofit of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves thousands of lives every year.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment for a breast exam or mammogram. Going for an exam can be nerve-wracking. To better understand the importance of exams, here's helpful information that explains the process, when you should go and why: Breast self-exams There has been a lot of heated debate in the research and medical communities about the usefulness of breast self-exams in detecting breast cancer in the early stages. One cancer research organization has even said it’s a myth. The American Cancer Society’s guidelines state that women don’t need to do these exams irregularly, let alone regularly. -- Do you know of any …
Friday, October 12, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to know about support groups in Suwanee.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of local resources and support groups. Where are support groups in Suwanee and Gwinnett? What times do they meet? Who can attend? Post the info in the comments below. “Support groups are really beneficial,” says Debra Somerrs Copit, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and a member of the medical advisory board for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. “When patients are told …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a variety of pink products will be hitting the shelves. But, do your pink purchases always go towards the cause?
A wave of pink is flooding stores everywhere, as retailers participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the savvy shopper, it's an opportunity to donate to a good cause while snagging unique, pink-hued items. Check our Business Directory for stores and contact information that might offer pink products. But before you plunk down your green for some pink, the nonprofits behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month want you to check the label. Jenna Glazer, director of development for Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a global organization dedicated to helping young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, said that buyers should be on the lookout for a label or tag that tells where the money from the purchase goes. "If you walk into Bed Bath…
Monday, October 8, 2012
All the pink leaves no doubt October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but has it become over commercialized?
According to the Better Business Bureau, some pink-labeled products actually have very little to do with breast cancer. The consumer advocacy agency advises if you’re buying pink specifically to support a charity, you might want to look into how that purchase will benefit it, and which charity will get the money. In some instances, pink is just the promotion to help get the product off the shelf. Do you think the pink campaign has become too commercialized? Has it become another revenue stream for scam artists or companies looking sell their products? Tell us in the comments below. For anybody who wants to ensure their pink dollars support the cause, the BBB has the following tips:
From organizations to events, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Suwanee and Gwinnett.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out opportunities to "go pink" in Suwanee and Gwinnett: -- You can check our Events calendar and our Announcements section for Breast Cancer Awareness events. There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Suwanee to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local Suwanee grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will…