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  • Nurse navigators walk breast cancer journey with patients

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Every breast cancer journey is different, and nobody is more keenly aware of that than Elly Peters. Peters is a breast care nurse navigator at Penrose Cancer Center, part of the Centura Health Cancer Network, delivering advanced, integrated cancer care across Colorado...

  • Jane Evans: Clips for Kindness program part of local survivor's legacy

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Every day that Jane Evans fights for her life is a day dedicated to honoring the battle faced by breast cancer patients, starting with the hair. But let’s back up. Four years ago, Evans noticed a strange indentation in the skin running down her side, between her...

  • Mary Kai Tuggle: 3-time survivor donates time, resources, funds to help others

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Three-time breast cancer survivor Mary Kai Tuggle has been a powerful force for Susan G. Komen Southeastern Colorado for more than 20 years. “I have been the top fundraiser all but three times since I started raising money,” Tuggle said. “And each time I didn’t come...

  • Springs woman receives cancer treatment, financial aid through Peak Vista

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Sponsored Content: If Paula Marchbanks could tell you just one thing, she knows what she would say. “Don’t let a lack of insurance stop you from getting a mammogram or checked for breast cancer,” she said, adamantly. Paula’s breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock to her. She was...

  • Easy Chair Yoga classes help open survivors to emotional, physical healing

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Following a breast cancer diagnosis, patients undergo some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy, and … yoga class? Recent studies have shown practicing low-impact yoga can help breast cancer patients recover more quickly from their...

  • Moms use Race as opportunity to teach daughters about breast health

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Sponsored Content: As they rounded the final turn of the Race, 10-year-old Emily Seder could see the balloon arch that marked the finish line. She burst forth from a steady, walking pace – pink angel wings and strands of golden hair dyed pink flying behind her – determined to finish...

  • Peak Vista women’s wellness coordinator walks breast cancer journey

    By Kelly Anderson, kelly.anderson@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Cynthia Quijas-Barker was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma breast cancer on July 9. She knew exactly what that meant. For over a year, she has served as the Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) RN coordinator at the Women’s Health Center, 225 S. Union Boulevard. WWC is...

  • Genetic counseling provides breast cancer patients knowledge of history, future

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Sponsored Content: 2013 was a big year for breast cancer genes. In May, actress and director Angelina Jolie revealed she had opted for a double mastectomy as a preventative measure after discovering she was a carrier of a mutation in the breast cancer (BRCA) 1 gene, drawing widespread...

  • Sue Funk and Company: Fundraising to fight breast cancer

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Sponsored Content: When Sue Funk lost her dear friend Kaye Schneider to breast cancer in February 2005, she was moved to get involved in the fight to help others. It started with Komen Southeastern Colorado’s (SECO) Race for the Cure, but it didn’t end there. “I got together with a few...

  • Survivor profile: Kelly Lefever fights surrounded by loving community

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Breast cancer survivor Kelly Lefever doesn’t just have a support system, she has an overwhelming amount of love, laughter, and commitment from friends and family coming at her from all directions. For example, 71 teammates joined her as part of “Kelly’s Krew” at the...

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