Ovations for the cure is a great site that supports reseach, awareness, and patient outreach. They sponsor several awareness events throughout the country that are free to OVCA patients. The site includes lots of good links to other helpful sites. There's a nice shopping area whose proceeds go towards ovarian cancer research. The "Happy Feet" program will send you a beautiful pair of Steward Weitzman shoes if you send a request!
I ordered from this site when it became apparent that I would need headcoverings. The selection is outstanding and the service was quick. Not only can you find items that might be difficult to find elseware the service was fast. Compared to what I would have to pay for a scarf at a local store (even Target!) the prices were reasonable and the quality comparable to items I could puchase at a high end store in the mall.
This website has very nice merchandise on cancer awareness for loved ones and family. I have purchased several items and the quality is very high. Please take a look if you are interested.
I found this great website that has good cancer awareness products. I think it is a good resourse for survivors and family members to find inspiration and hope. Please check it out if you are interested. I believe they will even customize products too.
Young women united against breast cancer
If Breast Cancer has crossed your path or the path of someone you know, this book is for you.
This web site includes a blog where I periodically enter information on coping with all types of cancer, including brain cancer.
great website for loose fitting shirts and pants & hospital gowns that have velcro-secured openings for Medi-ports, chemo, radiation to breast, chest and post mastectomy as well as side-velcro closure pants and draw-string pants
The Wellness Community/West Los Angeles is an excellent home for HOPE, education and support. Free programs are offered e.g. writing, tai chi, meditation, etc. They have participant groups as well as groups for family & care givers which is equally as important
When Diana Ballinger was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had no idea what lay ahead. The surgery, crippling side-effects of chemo and radiation, and the emotions that threatened to boil over pushed her to write for her life. This mother and wife feared she couldn't fight cancer and fulfill her family and work responsibilities. She dealt with the disfigurement, loss of employment and the travails of insurance by writing poetry. Ballinger knew she was more than her breast cancer. She wanted her daughter to have a normal life while she underwent treatment and she was determined to make that happen. What she didn't expect, is how much her daughter would help her. "Fighting My Way Through Breast Cancer With Poetry" takes the reader step by step through her journey. It is her first book. Ballinger lives in California with her husband, Dick and her 16 yr. old daughter, Ashley, and celebrated her 1 yr. anniversary as a survivor in Feb. 2009.
Hearing "you have breast cancer" is terrifying, the start of an emotional roller coaster. For the 1 in 7 who are diagnosed, Ballinger's book will help navigate the journey from diagnosis to survivor.