Wednesday, October 17, 2012
"Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors" shares the wisdom of breast cancer survivors with the newly diagnosed. What's your story?
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the greatest challenges for those who have been newly diagnosed is finding sources of support. Patients are eager for information on everything from enduring surgery and chemotherapy to how to deal with hair loss. While there are many local resources available locally (including Inova's Life with Cancer resources and support groups website), women can also find comfort in a sisterhood of survivors who have already been in their shoes. Best selling author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky has gathered the wisdom of hundreds of breast cancer survivors who are eager to inspire those who are new to the “breast cancer sisterhood.” She shares all of the stories and tidbits she …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.
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 the list below of opportunities to go pink in Fairfax County and beyond: Local Walks and Runs Hundreds of area residents will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk in Washington on Oct. 12 - 14. Registration will open later this fall for next year's walk (scheduled for Oct. 11 - 13, 2013). Registration is still available for Alexandria's 19th Annual Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. The event is from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 20. The event includes options for a 1.5K, 3.5K or 5K walk or run. Registration is available through www.alexcancerwalk.com. Looking ahead: The …
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Lorton Fire and Rescue Station No. 19 spent this week in pink, as a way to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The highlight of the week was when Technician Jennifer Hoeck's parents prepared dinner at the fire house on Thursday. Jennifer's mom, Kitty, is a breast cancer survivor. She's pictured with her daughter and other Station No. 19 personnel.