What a difference a year makes. When the pandemic brought much of life to a standstill, we knew we could not shut down or even slow down the help we provide to women and men living with breast cancer. If anything, they needed even more support. So, we acted swiftly.Within weeks, anyone with breast cancer could attend all of our sessions virtually. New Survivors were being matched with mentors remotely and supported by phone... [..] Read more
Muhide Guler's breast cancer journey started 8 years ago while living in Turkey. Since then, she's moved to the United States to be closer to her son, learned the English language, become a US citizen, and has perfected her art form. Her health is what has taken a back seat, simply because she has no health insurance. It's been years since she's received a mammogram, which can be especially worrisome for ... [..] Read more
"I was on my way to yoga when I received a phone call from my doctor. I was guessing when I heard her voice that she wasn't calling to wish me sweet dreams for the night. On the contrary... she informed me that I had been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer...ps...I didn't make yoga that night.But during my journey there were a few things I am glad I did make ... [..] Read more
Of all the hats I have worn in my lifetime, being a mother has been tops. In November of 2018, I was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. As soon as I was scheduled for chemotherapy, my one and only daughter, Atoya, dropped everything to come and mother me. During her visit, she discovered a lump and was diagnosed with breast cancer within six months of my diagnosis.
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She's always on a mission! Mrs. Connie Lewis has been an amazing volunteer since she was diagnosed 3 years ago. From the first day she came to visit Carolina Breast Friends, she immediately felt at home.She attended all programs, became friends with many other survivors and was always ready to volunteer - from filling inspiration jars, comfort bags, answering phones to organizing the wigs, bras and the storage closet. "Ms. Connie" has become a ... [..] Read more
January is National Mentoring Month and we are beyond proud to celebrate our mentoring program and all of our mentors!Our mentorship program may have meant more this past year than ever before. Oftentimes, being diagnosed with breast cancer makes a person feel isolated and scared. Add in a global pandemic, forcing someone into a world of quarantine and social distancing, and that feeling of isolation and fear is amplified. At Carolina Breast Friends, we ... [..] Read more
As we've said before, breast cancer didn't stop because of a pandemic, so neither did we. When we had to restrict access to the Pink House because of the pandemic, we retooled and mobilized with ways to deliver all of our core services remotely--particularly our sessions! Not only did that transition go smoothly, it turns out to have yielded even more benefits than we anticipated. So even though you can now visit ... [..] Read more
Tie-dye t-shirts, car sales, and the good people at Hendrick Volkswagen of Concord raised over $11,000 to support breast cancer Survivors at Carolina Breast Friends.
It was $11,636 to be exact, and every dollar they raised was impactful and meaningful. The money raised by Hendrick Volkswagen of Concord came at a perfect time.As we've said before, breast cancer didn't stop because of the pandemic, so neither did we. ... [..] Read more