News and Events

Thank You to Searsport Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Graders!

Thank you to Searsport Elementary School fourth and fifth graders, who went that extra mile for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition! 

The students took part in a one-mile walk/run and collected pledges totaling $852.39! The Maine Breast Cancer Coalition volunteers who accepted the check were so impressed with these young people who raised such a big donation for our Support Service Fund. We heard from their teachers that the students had put in a lot of practice on the one-mile course and worked hard collecting pledges.

Thank you also to the fourth and fifth grade teachers, Mrs. Legere, Mr. Quigley, Mrs. Seamans, and Mrs. Stanhope.

Photo, left to right: student representatives present a check to Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and Support Service Fund Committee; Christine Haiss, MBCC Board and Support Service Fund Committee; Searsport Elementary fourth and fifth graders.


11th Annual Downeast Cancer Conference: Bar Harbor, November 2

The 11th Annual Downeast Cancer Conference, titled “Finding Calm in Our Community,” is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center in Bar Harbor. Organizers describe this free conference as “both informative and uplifting.” Cancer survivors, caregivers, health care providers, social workers and interested community members are all welcome to attend.

The conference continues to provide cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals and interested community members about information and resources. It is also is a day of healing, hope, health and inspiration for all.

The conference will run from 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m., with registration beginning at 8. Lunch is available at no charge to all participants and there will also be door prizes. There will be representatives from health care and social service organizations.

For more information or to register, contact the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339 or info@bethwrightcancercenter.org.


Breast Cancer Survivors Needed for Peer-based Exercise Research Program: Moving Forward Together 3

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is offering breast cancer survivors still less than five years from diagnosis to take part in a great research opportunity. Participants must be finished with all chemo and radiation and will need your physician to sign off on your participation. Find out more here.

"Think BEYOND Pink" Luncheon and Survivor Celebration: Oct. 28, Caribou

Cary Medical Center’s Pink Aroostook and Healthy You programs are once again partnering to rally Aroostook communities to “Think BEYOND Pink” at the 4th annual luncheon Think BEYOND Pink Luncheon and Survivor Celebration event to be held on Saturday, October 28 in the Chan Center at Cary Medical Center in Caribou from 11AM to 1PM. 

In addition to a fantastic buffet lunch, guests will enjoy fabulous door prizes and amazing guest speakers. They will leave the event empowered and equipped with information on how to do more for the breast cancer cause than buy pink ribbon products.  Attendees will also leave the event prepared to “Think BEYOND Pink” all throughout the year with great breast health resources and information.

To register or for more information, please call or email Bethany Zell, Pink Aroostook Director, by Wednesday, October 25, at 498.1361 or bzell@carymed.org.


Many Thanks to the Rumford Eagles!

Long-term Maine Breast Cancer Coalition supporters, Rumford Fraternal Order of Eagles, held their tenth annual "Classics Against Cancer" fundraiser for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition on September 30, 2017. This fun event was followed by a pink sock hop with live music. Maine Breast Cancer Coalition representatives attended the car show and were able to meet many of the Rumford Eagles Club members. We were presented with a check for a generous donation of $2,577 for our Support Service Fund.

All of us at MBCC are so grateful for the Eagles Club members' hard work in raising funds for our organization!

Photo left to right: Ro LeGasse, Support Service Fund program assistant; Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and SSF committee member; Deidra Harvey, chairperson for MBCC for RFOE, her mother Janet Magoon, member of RFOE, and her father, David Magoon, RFOE Trustee. 


DND Disc Golf Tournament Benefits Support Service Fund

On October 7, MBCC supporter DND Disc Golf of Sidney held their annual benefit disc golf tournament in memory of Effie Tillson, who passed away from breast cancer in 2014. They raised an amazing amount---$2,500, which will be donated to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund. Many thanks to DND Disc Golf for the generous support! Read more.

Thank you, Northeast Air!

Thanks again, Northeast Air for your support of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. 

Northeast Air kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by presenting representatives from Maine Breast Cancer Coalition with a check from the company's fundraising efforts. Team NEA was able to raise $810 in employee donations for the fight against breast cancer. With the matching donation from co-owners Henry and Linda Laughlin, the grand total donation was $1,620 for our Support Service Fund.

We were so pleased to meet the generous owners and employees of Northeast Air. WMTW Channel 8 was there to video the event. 

Photo, left to right: Carmen Darkis, Support Service Fund Committee member; Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and Support Service Fund Committee member (both volunteer positions); NEA co-owner Henry Laughlin


Open Arms Support Group

Open Arms Support Group is a non-profit organization of women helping newly diagnosed breast cancer patients navigate through the process of healing and surviving. Groups meet at the Carol Strauss Conference Room, St. Joseph Hospital, 360 Broadway, Bangor.

For information call 207-478-0388 or email Brooke Ismail at brookeismail@yahoo.com


Long-time Supporter Gleba Open Golf Tournament Benefits Support Service Fund

For the fourth consecutive year, John and Darlene Gleba donated the proceeds from the annual Gleba Open for Breast Cancer golf tournament to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. This year's tournament raised $4,500 for MBCC's Support Service Fund. We are so grateful for the generous support!

Centerpoint Martial Arts Kickboxing Fundraiser for MBCC: October 19  

It’s all about the PINK. This year, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Centerpoint Martial Arts in Falmouth is holding a kickboxing event to support the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. The event will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM. 100% of funds collected at the event will support patients, advocacy, and breast cancer education for Maine women. Read more.

Throughout October, Hannaford Supermarkets Make it Easy to Donate to MBCC

For the fourth consecutive year, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hannaford Supermarkets will make it easy for its customers in Maine to help individuals with breast cancer or breast health-related needs. Throughout the month of October, Hannaford customers may donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local store to support the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund. The donation program will be available at all Maine Hannaford stores. Read more.

Northeast Air Employees and Owners Join Forces to Support Maine Breast Cancer Coalition

Northeast Air (NEA), located at the Portland Jetport campus, is holding a campaign in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month to support the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. The NEA employees wanted to come up with a “giveback” campaign for the fall, especially since several of the employees have family or friends who are breast cancer survivors. Read more.

 


In Memory of Penny McKenna

In 2012, Penny McKenna joined the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition as a volunteer member. She often represented the Coalition at health fair events and served as the Vice President of our Coalition from January 2015 until she had to step down in late 2016 when her health declined as a result of her breast cancer.

The members of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition were heartbroken to hear that Penny died on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, after living with metastatic breast cancer for several years. We are so thankful for the time we spent with Penny and for her dedication to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. We extend our deepest condolences to Penny's husband, Kevin, her son, Chris, stepdaughter, Kate, and all of her extended family and friends.

We were all very blessed to have known her and will continue to advocate for all those living with and at risk of breast cancer to honor her memory.

You may read the obituary and leave condolence messages here


Golf Tournament to Benefit MBCC: Westbrook, October 1

This 9-hole golf tournament is a FUN opportunity to show your support for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. All ages, skill levels, and genders are welcome and encouraged. Read more.

Save the Date! October 14: Making the Connection

Making the Connection: A Day of Celebrating Survivors & Embracing Wellness

Caring Connections, in conjunction with the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, will be celebrating survivors on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine. Click here for a schedule of events. 
Read more.

Hannaford Supermarkets Make Generous Donation to Support Service Fund

For the third consecutive year, Hannaford supermarkets donated $2,500 in Hannaford gift cards to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund. These gift cards will be awarded to qualified Support Service Fund recipients who are in active treatment for breast cancer and are in need of temporary living expense support. These food cards provide important nutritional support for people receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, during October, Maine Hannaford customers will be able to donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local stores, with all proceeds going to the Support Service Fund.

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is grateful to Hannaford Supermarkets for their generous support, which makes a difference in the lives of Maine residents in need.

 


Save the Date! Rumford Eagles "Classics Against Cancer" September 30

Long-term Maine Breast Cancer Coalition supporters, Rumford Eagles Club, are holding their tenth annual "Classics Against Cancer" fundraiser for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition on Saturday, September 30. This will be a fun event followed by a pink sock hop with live music from 7-10 PM in the club. Hope to see you there!

Fisher Engineering of Rockland Presents Grant to MBCC

Long-term Support Service Fund donor, Fisher Engineering, manufacturer of Fisher snowplows, recently received the Philanthropic Leadership Award from the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA). In conjunction with this award, Fisher Engineering selected Maine Breast Cancer Coalition to receive a $1,500 donation from SIMA. Maine Breast Cancer Coalition volunteers accepted the donation at a July 26 ceremony at the Fisher Engineering manufacturing plant in Rockland. We are grateful for Fisher’s continued generosity and support for our work, and for the warm welcome we always receive from the Fisher Engineering staff.

Photo, left to right: Christine Haiss, MBCC Board and Support Service Fund Committee member; John Murphy, Vice President, Sales, Douglas Dynamics; Carol Beagan, MBCC treasurer and Support Service Fund Committee member


Rumford Eagles First Annual Trucks Against Cancer

Long-term Maine Breast Cancer Coaltion supporters, Rumford Eagles Club, are holding their first annual "Trucks Against Cancer" fundraiser for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. This will be a fun event followed by a hoedown with live music that night. Hope to see you there!

MBCC Wins $5,000 Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More Grant

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is pleased to announce that we won a $5,000 grant from Bangor Savings Bank’s Community Matters More campaign. This is part of the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation’s donation totaling more than $100,000 to Maine-based non-profit organizations throughout the state. All of us at Maine Breast Cancer Coalition are grateful to Bangor Savings Bank and to the many MBCC supporters who voted for us during the campaign.

Photo, left to right: Bethany Zell, MBCC President; Jaclyn Silk, Bangor Savings Bank Assistant Vice President and branch manager of the State Street branch; Carol Beagan, MBCC Treasurer.

 


Demand Equal Access to Lymphedema Treatment

We need to fix a critical gap in insurance coverage for lymphedema treatment. Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the Lymphedema Treatment Act.

Currently, Medicare and many private insurance policies fail to cover the costs of the daily compression supplies people with lymphedema need to control their swelling. People who can’t afford these supplies are left with worsening lymphedema, which can lead to infections and even long-term disability.

The Lymphedema Treatment Act would end this injustice by changing Medicare law to cover compression supplies—setting an important precedent for Medicaid and other insurers to do the same. Read more.


MBCC Representatives Attend the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Summit

On May 20, 2017, Maine Breast Cancer Coalition President, Bethany Zell, and advocacy committee co-member, Laurel Bezanson, (both volunteers) once again headed to Washington, DC to represent the MBCC at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocate Leadership Summit. 

MBCC President Bethany Zell wrote, "Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is the National Breast Cancer Coalition's global initiative to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. As leaders in the breast cancer movement and supporters of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, we are committed to being a part of this important work."


MBCC President Bethany Zell Interviews Dr. Hyman Muss

While at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 10, 2016, Maine Breast Cancer Coalition President Bethany Zell had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Hyman Muss of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to discuss Assessment and Treatment of Breast Cancer in Older Adults. View the video here.

Have Lots of Returnable Bottles and Cans This Holiday Season?

Hannaford Community Cash powered by CLYNK

Please show your support for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition by donating your returnable bottles and cans to us through the Hannaford Community Cash program.

It's easy as 1-2-3 to take part! Read more.


F. R. Carroll Concrete of Limerick Continues to Support MBCC

For the fourth consective year, F. R. Carroll Concrete of Limerick, a family-owned business, donated a dollar for every cubic yard of concrete they produced in the month of October to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. This year's donation was $5,986 for our Support Service Fund.

In 2013, Mike Carroll wrote about the story behind the pink truck and his company's goal to support Maine Breast Cancer Coalition's work. Read his story here

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is grateful for F. R. Carroll's generosity and ongoing support!


Are You With Us?

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Show your support and join us in our efforts! Become a member or renew your annual membership in the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.

Annual memberships supply critical funding for our volunteer-based non-profit organization’s general operating costs and make it possible for us to continue our important work. Annual memberships beginning at only $15 are available at various levels for both individuals and businesses.

Click here to join us online   
... or click here for a printable form if you wish to mail a check for your membership.
 
If you have recently become a member or renewed your membership, many thanks for your help.
 


Hannaford Supermarkets Make It Easy to Donate to MBCC

In recognition of the “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, Hannaford supermarkets will make it easy for their customers in Maine to help individuals with breast cancer or breast health-related needs. 

For the fourth consecutive year, during October, Maine Hannaford customers will be able to donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local stores to support the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund.  Read more.

 


Call to Action!

The Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

Read the latest updates about the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 in their August 2016 "Call to Action" newsletter.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Help transform our understanding of metastatic breast cancer.
If you have metastatic breast cancer, join a nationwide movement of patients, doctors, and scientists by sharing your tumor samples, your medical information, and your voice. Together, we can speed the development of future therapies.

Sign up or learn more at MBCproject.org. For a printable one-page information sheet, click here.


Life After Cancer: Survey Participants Sought

From a June 2016 Press Release:

The Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer, a statewide, all volunteer nonprofit organization, (www.mcfpc.org) is preparing a series of 30-minute videos about the quality of life after cancer treatment. We want to explore the way cancer affects people’s lives and feelings and learn from the varied experiences of the many who have undergone treatment. The first video will feature those whose treatments have concluded and are in remission. The second will consult professionals who work with survivors. The third will deal with those whose treatments are ongoing.  The videos will be shown statewide in Maine and will be available on the MCFPC website.

MCFPC is reaching out to people whose lives have been impacted by cancer and is asking them to complete a survey. (The link to the survey is available on the home page of its website: www.mcfpc.org.) The survey is not intended as academic research. Rather, it will inform our program and help us to illustrate and understand the concerns, needs, and successes of many different people. Responses to the survey will be totally anonymous to us and to our viewers and participants will not be identified in any way. Survey results will be reported on the website and will be referenced on the program itself. 

FIND OUT MORE.

 


MBCC Receives Fraternal Order of Eagles Grant

June 11, 2016

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition volunteers attended the Fraternal Order of Eagles annual banquet in Skowhegan and accepted a check for $5,746. Maine Eagles Clubs are long-term supporters of the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. We are grateful for their ongoing support! 

Photo, left to right: MBCC volunteers Roberta Wessel and Nancy Beadling; Tom Sousa, president of Rumford Eagles


MBCC Volunteers Attend Advocate Leadership Summit

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition volunteers visited with staff from Senator Angus King's office in Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 during the National Breast Cancer Coalition's annual Lobby Day event as part of the 2016 Advocate Leadership Summit. READ MORE.

Do You Have Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Metastatic breast cancer patients, this is your last chance to complete the Metastatic Breast Cancer Collateral Damage Project questionnaire, which is part of the Health of Women (HOW) Study™. The questionnaire closes on September 25th, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT.

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation launched the opening survey for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Collateral Damage Project. If you have metastatic breast cancer, you can play a role in improving quality of life for people with this disease by taking 15 minutes to complete a five-question survey.

The survey is a critical first step in documenting the full extent of collateral damage caused by the disease or its treatment. The long-term goal is to develop a set of recommendations that will improve the quality of life for people living with metastatic breast cancer.
TAKE THE SURVEY


Great Music For a Great Cause!

Cover and CDs

The Pink Album is an exclusive 2-CD collection of contemporary music by 27 of Maine's leading female singers and songwriters to benefit the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition Support Service Fund. Nearly two hours of great music! 

To purchase: This double CD set is available for only $19.99 at all Bull Moose Music locations statewide. It can also be ordered from Maine Breast Cancer Coalition directly. Download the order form here.

 


Millinocket Regional Hospital Community Health and Wellness Fair

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition took part in the Millinocket Regional Hospital Community Health and Wellness Fair on April 30, 2016. The fair was well attended, with at 200+ count at mid-day.  

Thank you to those who sponsored and attended this great community event! Congratulations to Lori from Medway for winning the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition's drawing for a Pink Album.


Breast Cancer Action: Lymphedema Treatment Act

Two out of five breast cancer patients will develop lymphedema within five years of surgery. Yet, some women won't have access to treatment. 

Tell your Congressmembers to cosponsor the Lymphedema Treatment Act TODAY, so that every woman can get the medical care she needs: http://bit.ly/1PkJuXY

Cleaning For a Reason

Cleaning For A Reason is a nonprofit organization that serves the United States and Canada. Services are currently available in the Portland, Maine area. Their mission is to give the gift of free house cleaning for women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Their goal is to let these brave and strong women focus on their health and treatment while they focus on, and take away the worry and work of, cleaning their homes– free of charge. Find out more at www.cleaningforareason.org.

Fisher Engineering of Rockland: Third Consecutive Year of Support

For the third consecutive year, Fisher Engineering, manufacturer of FISHER® snow and ice control equipment, raised significant funds for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition's Support Service Fund. Their recent $5,000 donation brings the three-year total to more than $22,000.

Read more.


F. R. Carroll Concrete of Limerick Continues to Support MBCC

For the third consective year, F. R. Carroll Concrete of Limerick, a family-owned business, donated a dollar for every cubic yard of concrete they produced in the month of October to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition. This year's donation was $5,180 for our Support Service Fund.

In 2013, Mike Carroll wrote about the story behind the pink truck and his company's goal to support Maine Breast Cancer Coalition's work. Read his story here

Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is grateful for F. R. Carroll's generosity and ongoing support!


Hannaford Supermarkets: Long-term Supporters of MBCC

In recognition of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” this past October, Hannaford supermarkets throughout Maine made it easy for their customers to help individuals with breast cancer or breast health-related needs.

For the second consecutive year, during October, Maine Hannaford customers were able to donate $2 or $5 at the register of their local stores, raising $3,320 for the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition’s Support Service Fund. In addition, the Bangor Hannaford office raised $1,180 in donations. Hannaford matched $2,500 of these donations, bringing the total to $7,000.

Read more.


Coming Soon to Your Pink Ribbon-Plated Car ...

Did you know that the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition is one of the three organizations, along with the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program and the Maine Cancer Foundation, that receives a portion of the proceeds from Maine’s pink ribbon license plate?  

If you have a pink ribbon-plated car, be on the lookout for a special THANK YOU note from the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition … coming soon to YOUR CAR!!! 


Breast Cancer Freebies

Help for the body, soul, and pocketbook---when you need it most!
The Breast Cancer Freebies website provides information and links to many organizations "whose mission it is to make the breast cancer journey a little easier and take the burden off your wallet with free wigs, hats, make-up, house cleaning, transportation, and more."

A New Look

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November 2015
The Maine Breast Cancer Coalition website has a new look! We hope that visitors to our site like the new features, including the newsfeed and the easy-to-navigate design. 

Net Innovations LLC of Fairfield provided content management and web site conversion support.

SHARE: No-cost Services For Women Facing Breast or Ovarian Cancer

SHARE is a non-profit organization for women facing breast and ovarian cancer. Because a cancer diagnosis can be so overwhelming, SHARE makes it their mission to provide support services to those affected by these potentially fatal diseases. 

All services are free of charge. SHARE provides telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities. 

TOLL-FREE HELPLINE: 844-ASK-SHARE (844-275-7427)  


Pink Aroostook: Breast Health Program in Northern Maine

Pink Aroostook is a breast health program designed for support, advocacy, education and awareness of breast health issues in northern Maine. Pink Aroostook helps connect people diagnosed with breast cancer to local and national resources that may be able to provide financial and emotional support. 

PublicHealth.org

PublicHealth.org is committed to bringing today’s most pressing local, national, and global health issues to the forefront of public discourse. They recently published a summary report of the state of cancer in America. From the report: "Although cancer takes many forms, there are four that claim the lives of over a quarter of a million Americans every year: breast, prostate, lung, and colon/rectum." 

Click here to view PublicHealth.org's guide and short animated video, Cancer in America.


Ride To Wellness Program

Transportation Assistance to Breast Cancer Treatment-Penobscot, Piscataquis, or Knox County Residents

If you or someone you know is in need of diagnostic services or has been diagnosed with breast cancer and lives in Penobscot, Piscataquis, or Knox County, the Ride to Wellness program can help ease some of the burden and stress.

There is no income level requirement. For more information call The Lynx at 973-3695 or 1-866-853-5969.   


Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Health of Women Study

The Health Of Women (HOW) Study is a first-of-its-kind international online study for women and men with and without a history of breast cancer.

The Study is being conducted at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, in collaboration with City of Hope        Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Click here to join the HOW Study or find out more. 


Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

The Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has a unique history and an unmatched record of accomplishment in breast cancer. Since NBCC’s inception in 1991, the organization’s mission has been to end breast cancer. Now, NBCC has set a deadline: Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® – to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.

One Million Women :: One Research Goal :: One Revolutionary Opportunity

working for a future without breast cancer 
It's been eight years since the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation launched the Army of Women, a groundbreaking initiative that partners women with breast cancer researchers to find the key to what causes breast cancer and take science beyond a cure to prevention. 

 


An Important Resource for Maine Women

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to create greater access to health care by getting more people covered by insurance. For women who have purchased coverage on the Marketplace or other privately purchased plans, but continue to be burdened by premiums, deductibles and co-pays that prevent them from receiving breast cancer screening services, the Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP) can be a valuable resource for women needing breast and/or cervical cancer screening and follow-up services.

Valley of Hope: Reflections by Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Families and Friends

Vally of Hope

In May 2007, Fish River Rural Health (FRRH) in Eagle Lake, Maine started a breast cancer support group called “The Journey.”  The idea for a book began at that first meeting after the participants heard many inspiring, heartfelt stories about courage by survivors and their families. Nearly three years later, the idea became a reality with the publication of Valley of Courage: Reflections by Breast Cancer Survivors and their Families.