“It used to be all about Thomas, all about me. Now, it’s about helping others now. I’m a part of God’s plan, not my plan.”

What is Cancer Research? A recent study done by witf as part of Facing Cancer Together indicated that there are many people that believe there is a cure for cancer that the research industry is hiding to protect their profits. I realize many who believe this won’t be so easily swayed as to believe me but perhaps if I explain a little bit about cancer research and clinical trials there will be a better understanding of the whole process.

Why is it important to have a conversation about minorities and cancer?   Dr. Oralia Dominic of Penn State Hershey College of Medicine says, “When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ you associate it with a death sentence. 20 or 30 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of hope. But today, in 2012, we are more advanced in what we know and the tools that are available to detect and, treat and prevent the disease.  My hopes for this conversation are that individuals are inspired and encouraged to take action and take control of their health.“

Aubrey Mennaugh and her best friend Carrie Myers are childhood cancer survivors. Although their friendship began before cancer, it grew stronger as they faced it together.  They still remain very close today.

"Though a life has ended, it won't really end depending how person is celebrated and remembered." Emilio Parga, MA, is the Founder & Executive Director of The Solace Tree in Reno, Nevada, a grief and loss center for children, teens and families.

[Harrisburg], May 17, 2012 – A new survey from the American Cancer Society finds women are 10 percent less likely than men to make time for physical activities they enjoy and that 40 percent of women said they would be more physically active in their free time if it felt less like work and more like play.

As a result, the American Cancer Society’s Choose You movement is calling on women to help close this gap and to discover fun ways to get active with its 100,000 Acts of Play Challenge.

Reiki is "spiritually guided life force energy.”  This Japanese healing technique, which uses a gentle “laying on of hands” to re-balance energy within the body, promotes stress reduction, relaxation, and inner healing.

It’s easy for someone to feel alone after a cancer diagnosis when there are more than 900 different types of cancer, various stages of recovery, countless treatment options and multiple emotional struggles that one might endure.

Hello my name is Renee Muth and after seven years of infertility treatment, four different doctors my husband and I began to address adoption.

Ode became a concept EP that chronicles the mindset of a teenage boy as he’s faced with the possibility and eventual diagnosis of leukemia. 10 years ago today, marks the start of what you could say was the most infamous four days of my life.

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