18Dec, 2016

Never Underestimate the Power of Family: How One Family Took Loss and Turned It into Something Much Greater – The story of a Komen Grantee

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Olivia Bonevento is a featured guest blogger for Komen CSNJ.  She lives at the Jersey Shore and is currently a student at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania.  Read more about Olivia on her personal blog – oliviabonevento.wordpress.com. Family is important- there is no denying that. There is nothing greater than a love that a family has for each other. I have seen this especially through the last few months that I have worked for Komen Central and South Jersey — when I interviewed survivors at the Race for the […]
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Giving Tuesday
2Dec, 2014

Giving Tuesday

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WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. […]
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Goodsearch
11Sep, 2014

The Good Search Challenge

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I would like to issue a challenge everyone to “The Good Search Challenge”.  That challenge is to change your default search provider from what it is not to Good Search search engine.  Good Search turns your searches into money for your favorite charity, or even us “The Clark Family Breast Cancer Services”.  So how many are up to the challenge?
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21Aug, 2014

Wake Up

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Let me introduce myself, I am Cheo Walker and I volunteer with the Clark Family Breast Cancer Services.   I am writing this article in hopes that it may save at least one person life, or the pain that they may feel for a needless loss of a love one.  As a volunteer I have met women and men who survived through many different types cancer, and I have met women and men who lost someone dear to them from many different types of cancer too.  The one thing that […]
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20Aug, 2014

IDC — Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

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Invasive Ductal CarcinomaLarger Version Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), sometimes called infiltrating ductal carcinoma, is the most common type of breast cancer. About 80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas. Invasive means that the cancer has “invaded” or spread to the surrounding breast tissues.  Ductal means that the cancer began in the milk ducts, which are the “pipes” that carry milk from the milk-producing lobules to the nipple. Carcinoma refers to any cancer that begins in the skin or other tissues that cover internal organs — such as breast tissue. All together, “invasive […]
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23Oct, 2013

A Survivor’s Story by Elizabeth

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My name is Elizabeth. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 at the age of 48 after I discovered a lump on my breast. I was the first person in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of this diagnosis, I had to get a lumpectomy in my right breast. I also received chemotherapy, which I tolerated well, and radiation therapy. These treatments allowed me to say goodbye to my cancer and Hello to the rest of my life. At the time of my diagnosis and treatment […]
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23Oct, 2013

A Survivor’s Story by Darnetta Coleman

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My name is Darnetta Coleman. I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother of 11. In the year 2002 at the age of 46, during one of my routine self-breast examinations, I discovered a lump in my breast. After having a mammogram I was told that the lump looked suspicious and I needed to see a surgeon. After having a biopsy, it was confirmed that I had early stage breast cancer–a rare type called Medullary Carcinoma, of which only 3% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have this type. […]
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