The Hope and Friendship Bake Sale was a Huge Success!
Thank you Joyce, Christine, Kayla and Steve for a very successful bake sale! The bake sale took place outside of the Dollar Tree in North Reading on Saturday October 11th. Friends and family of the Hope and Friendship community donated many delicious homemade baked goods to be sold. We raised over $600 dollars for the foundation and we were sold out by the afternoon!
Great Night at the Paint & Wine Lounge in Haverhill, MA. Thanks, Shawna!
We brought friends, colleagues, neighbors and family to support our great cause offering the only Metastatic Stage IV Breast Cancer Support Group north of Boston! $15 per painting was donated to our foundation! Thank you to The Paint and Wine Lounge, 57 Wingate Street, Suite 103, Haverhill, MA, 978-891-3527. Seating for 40 people! Pink flower with or without ribbon, October 24, 2014!
Celebrating Life, Finding Hope and Making Friends at the 8th Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina! 2014
Thank you to MBCN.org for another extremely informative, hopeful and well-run conference for those of us with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer and our caregivers. There were even friends who came from Europe and Canada this year! Hello Linda, Bob & Bailey!
Rest in Peace, Brother.
We are all very sad to have lost one of the good guys on August 21, 2014. Our beloved friend, Peter, age 52, lost his battle with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. He was inspiring, a strong advocate who got the word out that “Men get Breast Cancer, too”, and shared that his breast cancer originated from exposure to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune, where he was stationed as a Marine for 2 years in his early 20’s, 30 years ago. He was one of 84 men from Camp Lejeune with breast cancer, the largest cluster in the US. We’ll keep the advocacy and fight going in his memory. Love to his lovely wife and daughter, family, friends and the thousands of people who were drawn to him. He was that special guy you wanted to learn more from and spend time with.
Men Get Breast Cancer, too.
Learn the story of a wonderful man, Peter, age 52, a veteran Marine who was diagnosed in 2008 with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. He is one of 84 men stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with breast cancer; this is the largest male breast cancer cluster in the country. Men should check their breasts monthly and should not have lumps, bumps, pain, swelling or redness. Meet with your health care provider immediately, if you do. His story is included in the book and the award winning documentary about the poisoning of generations at Camp Lejeune through contaminated ground water:
Look Good Feel Better comes to Support Group!
Support group facilitator Marie organized the Look Good Feel Better Program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, to meet with members June 11, 2014. This program provided support group members with personal makeup kits, individualized instruction for application, and help with wigs and scarves for those challenged by hair loss. The Hope and Friendship MBC Foundation provided lunch from the Boston Chowder Company in North Andover. Looking beautiful and feeling better, support group members enjoyed lunch and were ready to face the day!