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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. 

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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?

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San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec 2009

January 1, 2010
by Vicki Tashman

The AlamoI 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.

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To Mammogram or Not to Mammogram

December 6, 2009
by Vicki Tashman, founder

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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Celebrate in Pink Partyware

September 11, 2009
by Vicki Tashman

Kathy McEvoy is the founder of Celebrate in Pink, LLC . She is a 4-year breast cancer survivor. Read her story here.

 

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Check Up Crazies, a poem by Linda Mae Richardson

August 3, 2009
by Vicki Tashman

The "Check Up Crazies" it sounds like a game.
But the rules are all different and never the same.
It's time for a checkup from cancer, you see--
"Will I be in remission - or more chemo for me?"

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You are Invited to Scrap'n Support 2009

August 3, 2009
by Vicki Tashman

You are invited to participate in Scrap'n Support 2009, to be held on October 10th at Remember When Scrapbooking Store in Valencia, CA. This is a Scrapbook Royalty Affiliate Event.

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Thank you Amy!

February 1, 2009
by Vicki Tashman

Thank you Amy, for sharing this photo of you and the hat and scarf you won in December from Care to Knit! I wanted to share it with all the Pink-Link members.

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Take Our Survey

July 29, 2008
by Vicki Tashman

We are continually changing and updating our website. We'd like to get your feedback on how the site works for you and what you'd like to see on our site. Please complete our survey. We'd love to send you a gift for your time, so make sure to complete your mailing information. Thank you! 

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Pink-Linkers Travel to Las Vegas

January 31, 2008
by Vicki Tashman

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.

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Pink-Link receives Google Grant

January 31, 2008
by Vicki Tashman

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."

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Denim Day is a Success at the Marlborough School

November 4, 2007
by Vicki Tashman

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.

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Young Survivors Conference

March 2, 2007
by Vicki Tashman

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.

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Attitude is Everything!

April 27, 2006
by Vicki Tashman

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror,
and
noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
 

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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. 

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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.

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