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Acupuncture Trial for Chronic Lymphedema

Lymphedema is the buildup of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs, which causes swelling. Lymphedema is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment when lymph nodes have been removed or damaged by surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. Lymphedema is usually treated by self-massage and the prescription of compression garments. Unfortunately, these treatments do not […]

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Summer Fun for the Kids

With the current heat wave and humidity, it is just too hot and sticky for kids to play outside for long. Luckily, there are a few great indoor and air-conditioned options available for kids this summer! If your kids like bowling, Kids Bowl Free is a great value! Once you register your child for a […]

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Reflections on Breast Cancer in the News

Breast cancer has been front and center in the news over the past couple of months. As a breast cancer survivor, I think this is great news! It is long past time for a real and honest discussion about breast cancer awareness, risk, and prevention in the mainstream media. While I agree with Peggy Orenstein, […]

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Upcoming Important Dates

June is just around the corner. Here’s hoping summer weather is soon to follow ;-). While we wait for the weather to catch up, here are some great and FREE events to enjoy: Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Free Webinar from Surviving and Moving Forward- Moving Forward With Your Financial Health – Undergraduate Tuition Assistance Surviving […]

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Keeping a Cancun Frame of Mind

Just over a week ago, my family and I were relaxing on the warm and sunny beaches of Cancun. Since we have been back, it has been a non-stop whirlwind of activity: two full-time jobs, pre-school for the little guy, potty training, apartment hunting, and a full social calendar. I am exhausted and I just […]

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Pink Ribbon Riders

Pink Ribbon Riders  (Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York (no NYC or L.I. residents), Wisconsin, and Wyoming residents only) Assistance Provided: $500 gift card for eligible breast cancer patients. Breast cancer patients may apply once a year, up to two years total. Eligibility Requirements: US citizen breast cancer patients in active treatment who reside […]

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Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation

Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation Assistance Provided:    Financial assistance for non-medical expenses. Eligibility Requirements:     Female breast cancer patients in active treatment, residing in the Delaware Valley or the Poconos. (Delaware Valley/Poconos, Pennsylvania Residents only)

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Miles of Hope

Miles of Hope Assistance Provided: Financial assistance is available for: 1. Medical Gap Care Fund: Costs and emergency expenses not covered by health insurance 2. Complementary Medicine: Massage, Reiki, Acupuncture, music therapy, art therapy, exercise, dance, yoga Eligibility Requirements: Breast cancer patients must reside in Hudson Valley region of New York. (Hudson Valley, NY)

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Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Emergency Assistance Funds

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Emergency Assistance Funds (Twin Cities Metro area, Minnesota) Assistance Provided: Emergency assistance for female breast cancer patients for rent, utility, and transportation expenses. Eligibility Requirements: Patients must reside in Twin Cities Metro area of Minnesota and be in active treatment for breast cancer. Minnesota

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Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund  Assistance Provided: Emergency financial assistance to low-income breast cancer patients for uninsured medical, utility, or housing expenses. Maximum of $600 for basic living expenses or $1,000 for medical expenses. Eligibility Requirements: Patients must reside in  San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara Counties and be  in active treatment for breast cancer. […]

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