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Getting in Shape for 2010
January 4, 2010 by Vicki Tashman
For our November contest, we had 5 RangeMaster Shoulder Kits donated. We asked our members to tell us about their current exercise regimen and what they planned to add or change in the coming year. We had a number of responses, but here are the winning replies.
Controversies in Chemotherapy as presented at the SABCS 2009
January 4, 2010 by Vicki Tashman
Many women diagnosed with Breast Cancer undergo adjuvant chemotherapy as part of their treatment plan. With today's medical advancements however, a number of questions have arisen: do some of these women need chemotherapy at all? Do all women receive the same protective benefits from chemotherapy? And, once the decision to have chemotherapy has been made, what are the best and most highly effective regimens?
I went to my first San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December, 2009. What a fantastic experience it was. I renewed friendships with some other breast cancer advocates as well as met a lot of new and passionate people, dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.
Let me start by saying that I was 44 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer by a mammogram. My tumor was not palpable (you couldn't feel it) and it was aggressive. I was lucky. The cancer was caught very early and had not spread to the lymph nodes. I was stage 1.
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Seven Pink-Linkers were chosen as winners in the Emerald Dream Ball National Search. They were flown to Las Vegas for a week of pampering and fun, culminating with the fabulous Emerald Dream Ball on New Year's eve. Reporting on their journeys are Pink-Linkers Melissa Ward, Dawn Bradley, Priscilla Diblasi, Georgia Stafford and Flora Melchionna.
Pink-Link is pleased to announce that it has
been chosen as a recipient of a Google Grants award. Tied into the Google
AdWords program, the Google grants award will provide Pink-Link with 3 months
of free AdWords advertising, up to $10,000 per month. "I am so proud of
this award," said Vicki Tashman, founder of Pink-Link. "The service
we provide to our members is online, so our marketing plan is heavy with online
advertising. This grant fits perfectly into our plan for 2008."
The Marlborough School in Los
Angeles celebrates Denim Day every year. At the
all-girls school, Denim Day means a student can wear jeans to school by paying
$5. This year, Pink-Link was one of the beneficiaries chosen to receive some of
the funds raised. In response, Pink-Link and FHI Heat donated pink t-shirts to
the first 100 girls to pay their $5.
I recently returned from the Young Survivor's Conference in
Washington, D.C. This conference is held annually by Living Beyond
Breast Cancer (LBBC) and the Young Survival Coalition. Anyone diagnosed
under the age of 45 and their caregivers were eligible to attend. What
a fantastic conference! The energy in the air was electrifying! Click
to read more about some of the fantastic exhibitors at this conference.
Pink-Link Implements Breast Cancer Awareness Program for Teens and their Mothers
March 19, 2006 by Vicki Tashman
On January 20, 2006, Pink-Link implemented their
newest program for High School aged teenagers and their mothers. “Take Control of your Health” is a
breast cancer awareness event aimed at educating teen girls and their mothers
about the various risk factors of breast cancer as well as overall health. The
women and girls were also taught how to do a breast self-exam.
The Pink-Link story as published in the Delta Gamma Sorority e-newsletter October 2005
December 8, 2005 by Vicki Channing Tashman
When I pledged Delta Gamma (Phi chapter) in 1977, I never thought that at age 44, I would get breast cancer! I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in February 2004, had my lumpectomy that March, stomached my chemotherapy, tackled my radiation and was cancer free by the beginning of December.