Breast cancer is more than the pink ribbon that symbolizes the disease; it is not pink nor is it pretty. It can be a messy, devastating, life-altering, and lonely journey. The women and men represented by the pink ribbon may have the same disease, but everyone’s story is different. Behind the Pink Ribbon is a weekly podcast dedicated to sharing the stories of breast cancer survivors to uncover the reality of what lies behind the pink ribbon. We bring on experts in oncology, genetics, plastic surgery, nutrition, and more to provide information on topics specific to breast cancer. We also bring on organizations that offer resources, services, and support to breast cancer survivors and their caregivers.
This podcast will bring you stories of inspiration and hope, and a reminder that you are not alone in this journey. It will provide you with information and resources to be your own best advocate as you navigate through your journey of breast cancer.
Hosted by Melissa Adams.
Produced by American Creative Consulting.
Mixed and mastered at Riverview Podcasting Studios.
©2019 American Creative Consulting, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Kim Carew | Peace, Love, Tote
The episode this week is a reshare of the previous episode with Kim Carew, breast cancer survivor and founder of Peace, Love, Tote. Kim shared her story behind the pink ribbon including her treatments. Kim's personal experience with chemo inspired her to found Peace, Love, Tote, a non-profit organization that provides practical items to newly diagnosed breast cancer chemotherapy patients.
Harvey Singer and Vicki Singer Wolf | HIS Breast Cancer
Harvey and Vicki joined me on the podcast to share their stories behind the pink ribbon. Vicki was first diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in-situ at the age of 35. Following her third diagnosis, Vicki tested and found positive for the BRCA2 mutation. In 2008, Harvey experienced a sharp pain in his breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer as well. As a male breast cancer survivor in a very pink world, Harvey struggled to find information and support. They cofounded HIS Breast Cancer.
Kelly Thomas | 40 and Out!
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Elizabeth Cluff | Impact One
This week, I am resharing the episode with Elizabeth Cluff, founder of Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation. She talked about her personal journey through breast cancer in 2007, which provided the inspiration for the non-profit. As Elizabeth thought about her support system, she was haunted and heartbroken over the women going through breast cancer that didn't have a good support system. She wanted to send them a shipment of love and include vital items for their journey through breast cancer.
Janet Lindell | I'm Not Done
Janet Lindell, a fellow Edinboro University alum, joined me on this week's episode to share her story behind the pink ribbon. She was diagnosed with stage 3C, infiltrating ductal carcinoma in November 2010 at the age of 35. Janet shared how she found the cancer, her course of treatment following her initial diagnosis, getting the news that the cancer had spread to her bones and now her liver, going through years of endless treatments, and living with metastatic breast cancer.
Nikki Speer|Redefined Courage
This week, I am resharing the episode with Nikki Speer from Redefined Courage in hopes of helping the organization reach their fundraising goals. Redefined Courage provides post-mastectomy shirts and other goodies to breast cancer patients at no cost. They are hosting their annual gala on September 19, 2020. Please check out the event and their virtual auction.
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Finally, a platform thousands of people can relate to. As a survivor, I have enjoyed and been able to relate to every episode. Cheers to more great content!
Such an amazing and uplifting collection of graceful women!
Behind the Pink Ribbon
Thanks to our wonderful coach for the Phoenix Desert Dragons for putting this podcast together! It’s very interesting and informative to hear each unique story. Hopefully, all of us can benefit as well as help others facing their own journey from this labor of love!