Shortly after Edith Beasley’s retirement, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was not surprising to Edith because she previously lost three sisters to breast cancer and another sister was going through treatment again.
Doris Tanger shared that being a survivor has allowed her to help others with cancer. Doris has and continues to be philanthropic through financially supporting and giving of her time- a most valuable resource. Without a doubt, Doris has fulfilled a life overflowing with hope.
Doris is a forty-seven year survivor.
Brandi Stewart shared that her cancer experience has allowed to her to live life more freely and not worry about the small things. Brandi explained that cancer was God’s way of using her as a testimony to help and encourage others, as well as letting people know that there is a life after cancer.
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.
Through Barbara Sohn’s diagnosis, and through significant Earlier.org- Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test®’s mission, Barbara is Exposing Hope by becoming more patient and understanding. Barbara, a twenty-three-year survivor, shared that she no longer worries about the small things.
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.
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.
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!
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