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A Little Bit of Everything

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I was diagnosed with stage IIIA lung cancer October 24, 2006.  At 26 years old I was excited about the future, and cancer was not part of my plan.  For the next seven months I battled it with my family, friends, and medical team by my side.  At the time, chemo, surgery and radiation were the standard of care.   I was sick, I spent entire days in bed, my bones ached, my hair fell out, but there was a light at the end of the tunnel.  In June a CT scan and there wasn’t any cancer in my chest. I spent the summer getting back to work and getting back in shape.

Honoring Family by Running for Team LIVESTRONG

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Today is National Running Day. There are many reasons to celebrate running – exercise, health benefits and community. At LIVESTRONG we celebrate today to highlight why members of Team LIVESTRONG are running to raise money for our programs and services.

Sharing My Skin Cancer Story

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Telling people about my cancer diagnosis was not easy to do. At the time of my diagnosis, we were in a different world than we are today. I had some skin cancers that came up on the top of my forehead. I didn’t tell anyone about it. I didn’t tell family, parents, anybody else. I was a sophomore at the University of Texas playing golf. I didn’t talk to anybody because I was afraid I would lose my scholarship. I was afraid I would lose my opportunity to compete.

How LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Changed My Outlook on Life

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That blustery day in December, 2010, when I was told “you have breast cancer” is behind me now. Like many people, I was in denial saying “NOT ME!” I had my mammograms regularly and doctors’ appointments annually.

Astellas Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by former President George H.W. Bush, developed and administers the Gold Standard, an employee wellness accreditation program that addresses cancer in the workplace.

Texas Takes on Cancer – A CPRIT Progress Report

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Last week, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) passed a major milestone in the fight against cancer.

In 2007, LIVESTRONG played a leadership role in advocating for passage of the legislation and constitutional amendment to create CPRIT – a $3 billion investment in cancer research and programs in the state of Texas.

LIVESTRONG Day 2016 Photos

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LIVESTRONG Day was such a fun and exciting day Friday. Thank you to the thousands of you around the world who took part by submitting your photos via Instagram and Twitter. Over 2,500 images were hashtagged #LIVESTRONGDay and #BandedTogether and, with a matching gift from our friends at J.P. Morgan Chase, we raised over $50,000 raised to support our cancer support programs and services! To view all of the photographs go to www.livestrongday.org Here are just a few of our favorite pictures that were submitted via Instagram.

Addressing Disparities in Cancer Care by Building Palliative Care Nursing Capabilities

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International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12 to recognize the important contributions made by nurses to the health care profession.  The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has been a long-time champion of partners and programs that support nurses in the delivery of health care and in their advocacy for system-wide change that improves patient care.

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International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12 to recognize the important contributions made by nurses to the health care profession.  The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has been a long-time champion of partners and programs that support nurses in the delivery of health care and in their advocacy for system-wide change that improves patient care.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Text to Connect Pilot Kicks Off

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There are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States today, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation is always looking for new ways to improve access to our navigation services. Last month we launched a “text to connect” pilot project at select YMCA locations that offer the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

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