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Why Stephanie Supports CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope

September 5, 2017
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When Stephanie’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, CancerCare’s counseling services provided both women with support. Now, Stephanie is giving back at CancerCare’s Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope.

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Why Kimberly Walks for Hope

October 25, 2016
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On Sunday, November 6, Kimberly and her family will join hundreds of Long Islander residents at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course to participate in their tenth walk.

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Why Stella Supports CancerCare’s Lung Cancer Walk for Hope

October 18, 2016
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For the fifth year in a row, Stella and her team “Strides for Steve” are joining CancerCare’s 14th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope to make a difference for anyone affected by lung cancer.

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Why Donna Supports CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope

August 17, 2016
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“As a caregiver, finding ways to cope is very challenging,” says Donna. “At the beginning, it seems impossible. Going to counseling at CancerCare made me realize I could get through it.”

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CancerCare Superstar Myron Shares His Story of Help and Hope

April 10, 2015
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A natural actor and people person, 15-year-old Myron Theilmeier quickly took center stage at CancerCare events and gatherings, performing karaoke at the annual holiday party and connecting with others at the Healing Hearts Camp and Walk/Run for Hope. Now, Myron will take the stage once again to share his story at the 2015 CancerCare Gala.

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Laurence’s Story of Help and Hope

February 12, 2015
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Laurence, 64, is an architect, an artist, and also a prostate cancer survivor. The diagnosis at age 61 came as a huge surprise. “The news came via telephone, which was sort of a shock. I picked up the phone and was told by my doctor, ‘you have cancer’.”

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Rasheen’s Story of Help and Hope

January 6, 2015
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Rasheen noticed a suspicious lump after having difficulties breastfeeding her youngest son, Abraham. In 2009, the mother of five was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. “I was only 38 and didn’t think it was anything at first. It turned into an ultrasound, a biopsy, then an MRI and then a mastectomy,” remembers Rasheen.

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Vera’s Story of Help and Hope

December 16, 2014
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Advocating for the well-being of others has always been a priority for Vera, who is the founder of a career advancement firm specializing in diversity recruiting. But she quickly began to realize the importance of advocating for oneself after being diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2014.

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Xiomara and Jaeden’s Story of Help and Hope

November 14, 2014
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Xiomara, 46, had never been affected by cancer until her son Jaeden was suddenly diagnosed at age three with ependymoma, a rare type of brain tumor. “No one in my family had ever had cancer. When you hear about it, it is totally different than when it actually hits your family – especially a toddler,” she explains.

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Lisa’s Story of Help and Hope

November 10, 2014
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After Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2009, she turned to her reiki practice, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, to help make sense of it all. “When I was initially told I that have cancer, of course, I was shocked. I turned white in the doctor’s office,” remembers Lisa, a certified reiki master and holistic practitioner. “I immediately went into survivor mode. It was surreal, bizarre.”

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