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The Other Part of the Fight

My musings on life, healthcare, patient advocacy and all things breast cancer.

Oct 02

Coming Clean

Seventeen years ago on October 2, 2006, Pink Fund was officially launched with a front-page story in The Detroit Free Press, written by Medical Writer, Pat Anstett Kiska. ...

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Sep 29

Celebrating 12 Years and $2 Million Dollars in Support from Ford’s Warriors In Pink program

This year, Pink Fund will surpass $7.4 million in bill payments to breast cancer survivors nationwide, covering the cost of some of their basic needs like housing, utilities ...

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Sep 08

A Not-So-Level Playing Field: Navigating Cancer Care In Tribal Communities

In 2021, I was working as a Health Educator for a Tribal Community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Up until that year, I had no idea my ...

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Aug 24

Is Time Really On Our Side?

This week I learned of a new to me term around cancer treatment and the challenges it presents for patients: Time Toxicity. And I began to wonder about ...

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Aug 17

Allyship in Breast Cancer – It Takes Every Kind of Friend

By Fran Parsons I’m not a survivor, I’m an ally. You don’t want me making casseroles or being part of your kids car-pool for T-ball. Not the world’s ...

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Aug 10

In Sickness and In Health

Eighteen years ago in the dog days of summer, my husband Tom, was my caregiver while I underwent two surgeries and six weeks of daily radiation for early ...

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Jul 13


ALL I NEEDED WAS L O V E, Dr. Susan Love HERO to hundreds of thousands of women globally, and a few good men (maybe more) died after ...

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Jun 29

Did someone say GRIEF?

Yes, grief! It’s a normal response to the loss of someone or something that was important to us. Did you know there are approximately 40 different ways one ...

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Jun 01

How I Became an Advocate for People with Cancer

By Gissoo DeCotiis People living with cancer often talk about how it turns your world upside down. It makes you reevaluate almost everything and leads you to focus ...

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