The breast cancer experience is a very personal journey, but that does not have to mean that it's a solitary one. At Carolina Breast Friends, we know the value of talking to and learning from those who have been down that road themselves. When our Survivorship Committee recently gathered, we asked them to reflect on and share three things that were particularly helpful on their journey. Here is what some of them had to say.
Associate yourself with positive, uplifting people and situations. Remove negative situations and people from your life. You may have to love some people from a distance.
Have at least one person that you trust and can go to at any time to talk openly.
Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel. There are no rules. There is no right or wrong way to feel.
Scripture and prayer really increased my faith throughout my journey.
The support of family and friends was [..] Read more
The lights, the music, the costumes, the judges' scores, the cheering crowd . . . and spectacular dancing! This year's Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to Benefit the Pink House had it all and then some--all focused on raising funds to help Carolina Breast Friends serve women and men with breast cancer.
Brimming with glitz, glamour and fancy footwork, the event dazzled the 1000+ people who turned out for the two performances Saturday, April 29th, at Blumenthal's McGlohan Theater. Said audience member Ryan Reamer, "I expected a fun show, but what I experienced blew me away! There was such professionalism and also such heart. I came away entertained but also ready to tell everyone about the meaningful support being offered at the Pink House."
Said another audience member, "It moved me that so many of the dancers, judges and the emcees had personal connections to breast cancer or other cancer. That added a touching element to an [..] Read more
One of the most sensitive - questions we get at the Pink House is from people whose spouses or partners have been newly diagnosed with Breast
They want to know how they can help and support their spouse through this life-changing diagnosis and the ensuing treatment.
How can they help their partner cope with the changes that are happening to her body?
What you never expected and never wanted to happen has just become all too real and all too personal to both of you. As much as you might want to wish it away, to reset everything back to the way it was before, you can't. There are, however, many things that you can do to make the process easier for your spouse and yourself. Dr. Jodi will be at the Pink House, March 14th to help open those discussions. Meet and Greet is at 6:00 pm, the program begins at 6:30 pm. [..] Read more