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My Breast Friends Run-Walk returns for second year

When Kelly Barton was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2018, this once-healthy runner found herself on an unfamiliar path. She was scared, but she knew one thing for certain—she would fight the disease with everything she had. What Kelly hadn’t known at the time is that the community would support her in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

By | June 4th, 2019|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

New mom has new appreciation for life after cancer

Eight months ago, Beth Lewis and her husband, Kyle, received a beautiful gift—their daughter Davie. “She is the calmest baby you will ever meet,” Beth says. “She doesn’t really fuss unless she’s hungry.” As a new mom, Beth was on cloud nine, until her six-week postpartum checkup revealed something she didn’t expect. Beth learned she had cervical cancer.

By | May 7th, 2019|Blog, Targeting Cancer|

Boutique offers support to cancer patients

When Andrea Wolf was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013, she decided it was time to pursue her dreams. After serving as a patient navigator at WVCI, Andrea recently opened a shop in Springfield, Oregon, that’s helping cancer survivors in a new way—by offering post-mastectomy products in a fun, boutique setting.

By | April 10th, 2019|Blog, Patient Stories, Targeting Cancer|

Clinical trials showing promise in treating gynecologic cancers

When Dianne Burch was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she was unsure of what the outcome may be. Today, she is in full remission from her disease and is currently enrolled in a clinical research trial at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute in Eugene, one of five trials underway focusing on gynecologic cancers.

By | February 12th, 2019|Blog, GYN Cancers, Targeting Cancer|

The benefits of exercise

Cancer survivors are often told that exercise is beneficial to their recovery, but the reality of getting active or working out when you're dealing with debilitating side effects is difficult—and knowing where to start can be overwhelming. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program gives cancer survivors the tools to get started and the support to keep going.

By | January 30th, 2019|Blog, Targeting Cancer|
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