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  • You Tube Pink Glove Dance - Apparently, when they get a million hits on it, some group is donating a sizeable amount of money to the cause.... so click already!

  • LAUGH: Whoever thought up the word "mammogram"? Every time I hear it, I think I'm supposed to put my breast in an envelope and send it to someone — Jan King

  • LIVE: "Give yourself a birthday present and every year have your mammogram on or near your birthday. The benefit is two-fold, your birthday is a reminder to make the appointment and a clear mammogram would be a wonderful reason to celebrate. The other side of the coin...if you discover that you have BC, you will be remembering every year on your birthday that you are here because you did have the mammogram. For me, birthdays are no longer presents, cakes, parties; it is a personal celebration that I am adding one more year to my survival." — Madaline Schultz

  • LOVE: "A friend is someone who helps you up when you're down and if they can't, they lay down beside you and listen."

  • LAUGH: "I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet." — Erma Bombeck

  • LIVE: Celebrate EVERYTHING — Towanda

  • LOVE: "When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy."

  • LAUGH: A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

  • LIVE: I asked someone at the Komen Race for the Cure when I could consider myself a "survivor". Her response: "Honey, if you've been diagnosed and you're still on your feet, you're a survivor!"

  • LOVE: "If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump after them. I'd be at the bottom to catch them when they fall."

  • LAUGH: The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. — Rita Mae Brown

  • LOVE: A true friend is someone who is there for you when she'd rather be anywhere else. — L. Wein

    Top 10 Advantages to Losing Your Hair During Chemo

    1. Pretending you're Mr. Clean enlivens those tedious house-hold chores!

    2. Being constantly mistaken for Demi Moore's body double in "GI Jane!"

    3. Saving a bundle on household cooling costs!

    4. The money rolling in from selling "This Space for Rent" ads on your scalp!

    5. No one asks to borrow your brush!

    6. Having that cute plumber come over to clear your drains!

    7. No need to make those difficult hair style decisions!

    8. A great excuse to buy cool hats!

    9. You're ready to play the lead in a cross-dressing production of "The King and I!"

      And the Number 1 advantage is:

    10. NOBODY messes with a skin head!


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    What Cancer Cannot Do

    Cancer is so limited...
    It cannot cripple Love
    It cannot shatter Hope
    It cannot corrode Faith
    It cannot destroy Peace
    It cannot kill Friendship
    It cannot suppress Memories
    It cannot silence Courage
    It cannot invade the Soul
    It cannot steal eternal Life
    It cannot conquer the Spirit

    A Strong Woman vs. A Woman of Strength

    A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...but a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.

    A strong woman isn't afraid of anything, but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

    A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her....but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.

    A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future...a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.

    A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face...but a woman of strength wears grace.

    A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey...but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
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