Survivorship

Surviving Cancer and Beyond

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On June 2, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins will host its annual Cancer Survivors celebration in collaboration with National Cancer Survivor Day. This special day, attended by cancer survivors, their families, and our staff, is filled with inspiration. One of the highlights of this day includes our motivating keynote speakers. Jason Cherish is(...)

A Day to Celebrate Survivors

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June is the time for  a special day of celebration at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.  We hope you will join fellow cancer survivors, their families, and us on June 2 to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day.  This special day is filled with inspiration, including keynote speakers, a survivor fashion show, exhibits, and(...)

The True Value of Volunteering

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***This post was written by Deb Stewart, R.N., who leads a group of Survivor Volunteers in the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. In honor of National Volunteers Week, Deb pays tribute to her volunteer group and describes the value of volunteering. Like the volunteers we saw give their help during the Boston bombings, Deb's volunteers provide(...)

Sharsheret

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Rochelle Shoretz was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer at age 28, and then with metastatic breast cancer at age 37.  She is now the founder and executive director of Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization that provides support and resources to young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer.  Despite the sadness her experience with(...)

Carrie’s weekend of well-being

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For Carrie Wells, a powerful and positive part of surviving breast cancer was attending a retreat with women who shared similar journeys. Being surrounded by other survivors was a chance for connection, education, relaxation and healing. So moved was Carrie by the retreat experience, she felt compelled to help other cancer survivors find equally valuable(...)

Annie the Mermaid

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Several years after Annie Applegarth battled sarcoma, she joined the Mermaids, a group of swimmers that raises money for cancer research. Before her diagnosis she had never spent much time in the water. Now her friends and family cheer as she finishes up a mile. Click below to hear her story.

Jamie volunteers

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Jamie Galloway is a retired microbiologist who volunteers her time supporting other breast cancer survivors. She provides them comfort and companionship, just as she was supported during her own battle with the disease. Click below to hear her story.

One of Our Own

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Deb Stewart has battled breast cancer twice. A nurse by training, she now works with breast cancer survivors at the Avon Foundation Breast Center here at Johns Hopkins, lending her support and wisdom gleaned from experience. Her work is not only valuable to patients, it’s rewarding for Deb. Or, as she puts it, “You get(...)