OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! Each year, organizations across the country help raise $$ each year to fight breast cancer- adding resources and treatment options and survivorship. But the fight is not over. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women. Maintaining a regular comprehensive schedule of mammograms and 3d sonograms greatly lowers the risk of contracting breast cancer. If you are 50 to 74 years old, It is recommended to have a screening mammogram every two years. Anyone 40 to 49 years old should talk to a doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

Welcome to the World of CARE

The desire to extend a helping hand to those in need is in all of us- especially when someone's health or physical well being is at risk. Leading the global front of this helping hand means searching for a cure against ALL major diseases and banding together as a community to form a solid support resource system from a grassroots level.

In the early 1900's, identifying cancer meant certain death. This brought the medical and non-medical people together to help establish the beginnings of what is to become a world-wide mission to battle and elimintate cancers and other devastating illnesses. Some of the most remarkable organizations have formed such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (1949) and the American Cancer Society (1913) who worked tirelessly in their crusade by assembling fundraisers, perform outreach projects and conduct educational programs-- all in the name of finding help for the many victims while funding the continuance of medical research for advanced treatment options. In recent years, cancer mortality has successfully shown a consistent decline due to the effectiveness of modern treatments and advanced methodologies. Where strongly funded and well-supported sciences are gaining significant technological advantage over what was once a vastly unknown disease, the rate of survivors are measuring well above the stats from years prior. But the fight is far from over.

 


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Visit: Awareness for a Cure "Survivor Stories" If you have a survivor story worth telling and wish to share it with us on camera, just drop us a line (email: awareness4acure@gmail.com). Your story can help so many pull through the rough parts of recovery.

One of the main reasons for public awareness includes the empowering inspiration of 'good news'. Especially in the fight against chronic diseases like cancer, success stories from innovations, medical breakthroughs and personal achievements, "positivity" in the form of a testimonial can be quite impactful to us all. Hearing about a survivor's journey can reinforce our inner strength throughout our own personal challenges. They can easily help us through the dark loneliness of illness and help elevate us through the emotional hurdles of the treatment and (even) post-treatment phases. Here is just one of a growing number of stories direct from a cancer survivor working her way into remission. Rachel Klein has completed her treatments battling Leukemia and reflects on how it all happened.


Check out pix from this year's RUNNING WITH THE BALLS Fundraiser by Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation - 6/10/2018

Each year, cancer crusaders share their hearts with the world to raise major funds to find a cure and support victims and survivors. Visit our news section to see what's new this year!

SURVIVORSHIP SUPERHERO - "BACK TO WORK AFTER CANCER": Meet Lisa Vento Nielsen- our newest role model for PINK-RIBBON POWER

MEET OUR NEWEST FRIENDS: Please help us welcome our newest partners in the fight against world cancer- the MALE BREAST CANCER COALITION! Cheri Ambrose of New Jersey was the founder of The Blue Wave, a local organization designed to spread awareness of MALE BREAST CANCER. She knew of six men who had survived breast cancer. Desperate for more information on MALE BREAST CANCER, Cheri took to the internet as so many of us do on a daily basis. She found the story of Bret Miller, Founder of the Bret Miller 1T Foundation from Kansas City. Bret first discovered a lump in his breast at the age of 17, but for seven years all the doctors told him not to worry. When he was 24, Bret had a mastectomy. Since his Stage 1 MALE BREAST CANCER diagnosis, Bret made a promise to his surgeon vowing no man should ever feel alone when they hear the words, “You have breast cancer...” (--continued, see website)


Innovative New Cancer Detection from A "SIMPLE BLOOD TEST"
Recently, a new form of blood test called IvyGene can confirm the presence of cancer as early as stage 1 by providing measurable data in the form of a score to make it easier to understand- while confirming the presence of cancer early, when it can be more easily managed and treated. "...our mission is to make cancer testing available and affordable for everyone. We work closely with thousands of physicians nationwide to provide early cancer confirmation and save lives sooner. Unlike many genetic tests that use DNA to determine the propensity or possibility of developing cancer over time, the IvyGene test confirms actual disease presence at the time of testing." (see complete article)

 

THE 9/11 CANCER MISSION: Each year, we honor those who have given everything including their lives during the 9/11 disaster. We also celebrate the survivors- especially the many rescuers who maintain the spirit of helping others through awareness and research. Meet Richard Marrone, a 9/11 first responder who is now an active supporter of regular screenings and cancer scans of the continued health threats to all exposed by the WTC toxins. As a medical person and an advocate for advanced medical treatment options, Mr. Marrone shares his philosophies about prevention and a proactive lifestyle to all at-risk survivors and first responders. (--See complete article) Also, see complete 9/11 Newsletter

WE SUPPORT THE SUPPORTERS
The world of cancer care is comprised of some of the most dedicated and compassionate individuals who committed much (if not most) of their lives into the pursuits of helping others. To truly get in the fight, there is no better way than to bond with colleagues and gain the support of our fellow do-gooders. The New York Cancer Resource Alliance (NYCRA) is a privately managed Linkedin-based private group of cancer related professionals. NYCRA is established as a private circle of like minds bringing support to the existing resources (that's YOU) in the form of increasing your web visibility, new exposure to your events or article posts and grow your alliance. (Visit our website)
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Launch of the first New York Cancer Resource Alliance Meeting with a Presentation on “EARLY DETECTION & PREVENTION”
5/10/2018, NYC- THE LOTOS CLUB hosted the first educational presentatrion of AWARENESS FOR A CURE's "EARLY DETECTION & PREVENTION" which included Dr. Robert Bard and guest speaker Dr. Art Bartunek (nutrition expert) for a public health & awareness discussion. This is also the first meeting for the NY CANCER RESOURCE ALLIANCE members to discuss interactive education about all current cancer topics to community groups & organizations where recognized cancer professionals and medical experts can speak openly and directly with the public as a media prototype and a program for nationwide access. "Our allies from NYCRA collaborated on the many possible ways that we can bring continued awareness to the public about current options for all patients...", says the group's medical community advisor, Dr. Jesse Stoff. "...we hope to bring speakers from all walks of the cancer support community to represent their mission and share their perspectives -- from medical directors to alternative & holistic professionals, nutritionists, professors, cancer coaches, research labs, scientific analysts to the cancer foundations and fundraisers... the topics are endless and so is the work that goes behind the community of professionals on the front lines of battling cancer." See complete article

PHILANTHROPY- FUNDRAISING FOR RESEARCH & GRANTS FOR PATIENTS
Oct. 2016- Awareness for a Cure's founder Dr. Jesse Stoff launched his first major charities initiative by conducting a public awareness & fundraising effort for selected organizations as well as develop grant-finding resources for needy patients (see www.stoffcharities.com). By the summer, Dr. Stoff and friends embarked on the first wave of fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “Team Stoff” joined this year’s LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK- (10/15) an inspirational and memorable 2K walk where participants in nearly 200 communities across North America join together to support the cause by carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end blood cancers. “It’s an amazing experience to be part of such a beautiful event where it’s all about love and sharing- I’m here to support my many patients and all others who are exposed to this type of cancer”, says Dr. Stoff. He endorses the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's efforts to fight cancer as an official LLS challenger group. More than seeking donations, members of team Stoff pledged to share all LLS information and their objectives through digital networks and social media as part of the awareness objective. A reported 5000+ lanterns lit the night where each person brought even more family members and friends to fill Eisenhower Park with a night of complete support for survivors or lost loved ones. According to Kristina Curatolo, Sr. Director of Special Events, LLS anticipated to raise more than $1.36 million from the event, where post-event is expected to bring in significant follow-up $$.

AWARENESS FOR A CURE is committed to publishing, sharing and posting the best charity and fundraising events on Long Island. We also support interviews with recent heroes and survivors in the battle against cancer. Check out and Subscribe to our brand new YouTube Channel for the latest and upcoming videos and feature stories. If you have an event or know someone with an inspiring survivor story, drop us a line at awareness4acure@gmail.com and we would love to produce and publish your new entry!

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Breaking News:
POSSIBLE CANCER ALERT IN CERTAIN BREAST IMPLANTS

Mrs. Jennifer Hunt of Long Island is an 8 year breast cancer survivor turned advocate for breast cancer awareness and a fundraiser for LI2DAY. After her final surgery to eliminate breast cancer with a double mastectomy, Mrs. Hunt opted for breast implants from her treatment center at a NYC cancer center. In June of this year, she received a letter from her oncologist alerting about a "possible rare cancer" that has been linked to her specific implant type. Upon her own personal investigation, she found this was an ongoing worldwide problem for quite some time. "It has been kept quiet to apparently not raise major panic in the community," says Mrs. Hunt- while finding more and more stories of diagnosed women from social media groups, news articles and government statistics. (see complete press release) Downloadable PDF

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