Exposing Hope 2017 | Kathryn Gesse

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Kathryn Gesse

Kathryn Gesse’s diagnosis has impacted her life significantly.  Kathryn always tries to find the positive when times are tough and appreciates the little things more often.  She mentioned that she has had the opportunity to be a resource to friends who have been diagnosed with cancer which is why she has never questioned the reason she was diagnosed. 

Exposing Hope 2017 | Julie Buie

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Julie Buie

With two young children, playdates and Play-Doh were part of everyday life for Julie Buie.  Her diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer came as quite a surprise, given there was no family history.  Fortunately, Julie had the amazing support of family, friends and the knowledge of a rich team of medical providers.  Julie shared that she trusted and relied on God and knew that He was with her every step of her journey.

Exposing Hope 2017 | Judy Hyman

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Judy Hyman

As a single mom of 3 young children and a middle school counselor, it’s clear that Judy Hyman spent her days supporting and caring for others.  Diagnosed at 41, it’s hard to imagine the emotions Judy must have endured, especially as a single mom and knowing two of her aunts passed from breast cancer in their 40’s.  She took life’s lemons and started making lemonade, just as she’d witnessed her parents do, and was back at school within three weeks of her diagnosis.  Judy had several rounds of chemotherapy over the course of eleven months on Friday afternoons so that she had the weekend to recover from nausea and weakness.

Exposing Hope 2017 | Judy Bell

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Judy Bell

Exposing Hope with Judy Bell reveals a philosophical lady with profound thoughts on her journey.  She shares, in her words, the elements which depict hope.  “Harmony exists with friendship, fellowship, cooperation, and understanding.  All of these contribute to being in harmony with myself and others.  It also involves getting along with friends and the ability to form new harmonious relationships.”

Exposing Hope 2017 | Jane Matteson

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Jane Matteson

Jane Matteson shared that her humor and hope very well might have been her “sword and buckler”.  She found herself surrounded by family, friends and a community that constantly provided love and support.  She recalls so many who embraced her journey from her family, friends, familiar faces at CVS and Harris Teeter.  Some of her strongest support came from a very special gentleman, Dr. Gus Magrinat.  Jane wholeheartedly expressed that “Dr. Gus was a talisman of hope for all my family and continues to be!”  Jane recognized that returning the sense of hope to others who cared for her as well, as those she met along the way, was important.  

Exposing Hope 2017 | Heather Simmons

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Heather Simmons

Exposing Hope captured a moment early in Heather Simmons’ journey of survivorship.  She admitted the anxious feelings about the next chapter in her life.  Moreover, exposing Heather’s hope comes with a list of thoughts to include hopes that her daughter never gets breast cancer, hopes to live for many years to watch her daughter grow and become a woman, and hopes that her family never has to have anyone else go through the stages of treatment.  

Exposing Hope 2017 | Freda Mitchell

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Freda Mitchell

From the beginning, Freda Mitchell’s hope was strong belief in her survivorship. As her hope progressed so did she. Freda optimistically shared that breast cancer was truly the hardest experience she has had to over come; however, her cancer was a blessing in disguise. Freda and her body endured the unimaginable, but she learned how to meditate and recognize herself in indescribable ways.

Exposing Hope 2017 | Barbara Swann

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Barbara Swann

Barbara Swann, just one year into her breast cancer journey, admitted that she is “still figuring it out”.  She attributed her strength and support to her partner, who has stood by her side through this journey.

She shared that her support group and circle of friends have also been an incredible part of her journey.  Barbara proudly expressed that she’s truly blessed and grateful beyond words.

Barbara is a seven-month survivor and will celebrate her one year anniversary in March 2018.

Exposing Hope 2017 | Ann Pullium

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Ann Pullium

Ann’s breast cancer journey began on February 6, 2013 and she applauds Dr. Richard Cornella for her early diagnosis of Stage 1 breast cancer.  Ann is grateful to the attention she received by Dr. Cornella and Solis Mammography.  In addition, Ann had two dear friends that supported her:  Theresa, also a survivor and Reuben, her big orange cat, both provided comfort and encouragement. 

Exposing Hope 2017 | Addy Jeffrey

Exposing Hope 2017  |  Addy Jeffrey

When Addy Jeffrey, a remarkable survivor, entered the studio this summer it was immediately obvious that she is also doing her part in Exposing Hope.  Addy’s breast cancer was obscured on a mammogram due to her dense breast tissue.  Her determination led her to secure the support of the City of Greensboro's Commission on the Status of Women.  With their help, Addy successfully advocated for the passage of the North Carolina Breast Density Notification Law in 2014.

Sherlock 5K

Sherlock 5K

This exciting event, “The Sherlock 5K” is named after the chocolate lab whose playful
scratch led to the detection of Earlier.org, Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test®
founder, Martha Kaley’s breast cancer. Sherlock has since passed away, but what
better way to honor this best friend and raise awareness and critical research
funding for this very important cause than to host a K9-5K in his name? This event is
so much more than just a 5K. It is a day of fun and activities for the whole family,
including the 4-legged ones!