More Think Pink Articles

  • 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...

  • Area businesses show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Local businesses are turning up the pink to raise funding, awareness and support for local survivors and the fight towards a cure. Check out any of these great events around the Pikes Peak region.

  • Courtney Chapin: Honored for a surviving spirit

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Sponsored Content: On July 15, Courtney Chapin lost her battle with inflammatory breast cancer at age 32. On September 7, she was remembered by 5,000 participants in the 2014 Race for the Cure in Garden of the Gods as an Honorary Survivor for El Paso County. “Courtney was a...

  • Surgeons help cancer patients make decisions for breast health

    By Hannah Blick, hannah.blick@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Sponsored Content: A choice is a powerful tool when it comes to breast surgery. “Choosing a lumpectomy or a mastectomy allows the woman to have input and control. It’s not necessarily a medical decision, but more of a psychological one,” said Dr. Toni Green-Cheatwood, breast surgeon for...

  • Young military wife, mom fights aggressive breast cancer

    By Kelly Anderson, kelly.anderson@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Sponsored Content: At just 33 years old, Emily Williams is already a survivor. “I’m pretty young for this, I think,” she said. Emily and her husband John Williams moved to Colorado Springs three years ago with their four children when the Army stationed him at Fort Carson. She...

  • Volunteer Profile: Patty Borish 'Whatever it takes to fight'

    By Leslie Massey, leslie.massey@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Sponsored Content: Twenty years ago, Carol Kelley solicited her friend, Patty Borish, to help her with a fundraiser. “I went to a party – wine and snacks were served – and I left with a job,” Borish said. That party was the initial planning process for the first Race for the Cure...

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