Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Upload a photo of your loved one to our tribute gallery and share a little something about their life.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month gives us a dedicated time each year to reflect on the disease that affects millions of people in the United States. We have shared useful information, ways to get involved and stories of hope and heartbreak throughout the month of October on Patch. Now, we'd like to give you the chance to weigh in by honoring your loved ones who've battled the disease. Upload photos of survivors or those whose lives you'd like to remember to our tribute gallery and share a little something about them in the caption line. Our hearts go out to all of the families impacted by this disease.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Bloomfield Hills non-profit and Michigan-based Marmalade Hills will donate a percentage of sales through the end of the year.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Art Aisner
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness month may be winding down, but there are still plenty of opportunities to help combat the disease and it effects all year long. Marmalade Hills, LLC, a local natural beauty products company, will donate a portion of its sales revenue, through Dec. 31, to The Pink Fund, a Bloomfield Hills-based organization that helps women (and men) focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. Marmalade Hills™ will donate 15% from all retail sales of the company’s “Pink Grapefruit” product line, to support the Pink Fund’s mission, which includes providing short-term financial aid to breast cancer patients during the brief period of active treatment and recovery. In addition to retail sales made via the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The 24-year-old Wyandotte woman is adjusting to life after capturing the crown and will represent Michigan at Miss USA pageant.
Jaclyn Schultz, of Wyandotte, was networking in her career as a media strategist when she decided to enter the Miss Michigan pageant as a new challenge. A newcomer to pageants, Schultz was hoping to finish in the top 15. But instead, she won the crown. Schultz, 24, who works for Brogan & Partners in Birmingham, was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2013 at ceremonies in Port Huron. She was among 70 women who competed for the title of Miss Michigan USA on Sept. 29 at McMorran Theater in Port Huron. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was sobbing in all the pictures.” She was a little nervous about being in the Miss Michigan pageant, but it was more excitement on her part, Schultz said. “I channel my nerves toward it being a positive thing.” On …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A group of breast cancer survivors, their family and friends shared tearful stories of hope and survival at annual event to celebrate having another birthday.
They called one another sister, even though some of them had never met. They unwrapped gifts and ate cupcakes, even though it wasn’t their birthdays. They laughed, they cried. They all had breast cancer. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Oakland County hosted a survivor celebration Tuesday evening at the West Bloomfield Library. A handful of women and their caregivers shared their stories of survival and learned more about the American Cancer Society. Clarkston resident Cameo Odett sang “Happy Birthday” in front of the small crowd of about 19 people before she spoke candidly about her struggles with breast cancer. She was diagnosed at 30 and then again, 10 years later. “I looked up the word survivor... …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Survivors: This party's for you. Oakland County breast cancer survivors will have a party in their honor Aug. 21.
Breast cancer survivors of Oakland County will have a party in honor of their birthdays Aug. 21 in West Bloomfield. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer—Oakland County will host the celebration from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the West Bloomfield Main Library at 4600 Walnut Lake Road. Registration is at 6 p.m. Survivors can bring a guest—preferably a caregiver— and RSVP at (248) 663-3473. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. "The celebration is a wonderful event for those who have been through so much after being diagnosed with breast cancer,” Gabrielle Newton, a breast cancer survivor and chair of the event, said in a release. In 2011, about 7,890 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in …