We all know Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The deals are worth braving the crowds the day after Thanksgiving, or setting aside our lunch hours to shop online when the workweek starts again. But Giving Tuesday is a relatively new addition to the holiday line up of special spending opportunities. This one isn't about prepping for Christmas morning or saving money while you shop, it's about philanthropy and giving to the organizations that are making a difference in our communities. Our Greene … [Read more...] about Why I Give…
Cancer is the out of control growth of abnormal cells. We know it can start anywhere in the body, but when it starts in breast tissue, the earlier we find it the better the results. Annual mammograms for women age 40 and older continue to be the gold standard of care, and there are many women who have learned they have a cancerous growth after a mammogram even when they were not experiencing symptoms of disease. Traditional mammograms involve an x-ray of breast tissue, and that is … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Awareness: Why 3D Mammograms?
We are all fighting cancer every day. Everything we do impacts whether or not our bodies can kill rogue cells that want to grow out of control. That includes what we eat - lots of fresh, local, colorful fruits and veggies are a great place to start - and how much we move - even just a little goes a long way - and even how we rest. Are you taking time for yourself? Sleeping and investing in the relationships you need to feel supported? No one has it all together, and none of us are going … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Awareness: Self Care and a Mammogram
Cancer can begin in any part of the body. The different kinds of cancer are determined by where they start. Leukemias, for example, grow in bone marrow and are present in the blood stream. Lymphomas begin in the lymph nodes of the immune system. Sarcomas start in supporting tissues like bone, fat, and muscle. Carcinomas, the most common types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute, start in the cells that cover external and internal body surfaces – think lung, colon, and … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Awareness: Detection
Pink ribbons…walking for a cure…lumps and radiation…what is all this really about? Cancer. Specifically, breast cancer. Every year in October, we work extra hard to make sure you are thinking about it and taking care to prevent it. But what IS breast cancer? More importantly, what is cancer in general? Every day, your body’s cells grow, die, regenerate and generally keep you alive. When they malfunction, they can grow out of control. This is cancer. Sometimes it presents as a … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Awareness: What is Cancer?