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August Survivor of the Month
In a warm August breeze, an American flag dances to a song that only a handful have ever really heard. The flowing stripes and stars are a powerful display; familiar to all, but sacred to only a special few. An American soldier, the sworn protector of our homes and our freedoms, is among the most inspiring symbols that our culture embraces; an emblem of valor for all to admire. Mary Carothers, a 29 year veteran of the Army, knows this well. She also knows that courage can be found in the most unexpected of places, from the scorching sands of the Persian Gulf, to the sterile hallways of a hospital ward. Mary also knows that there is perhaps no more perfect portrait of heroism than a soldier… with the possible exception of a survivor..

July Survivor of the Month
Sometimes, there are simply no words that will suffice. We try as best we can to describe the things that we see and the people who we meet, only to be let down when once-powerful ideas have been diluted by time and hyperbole, and left crumbled into clichés. But then one meets a person like Yolanda Kenney, and suddenly words like hope, passion, courage, and resilience suddenly take on new meaning. Yolanda is currently battling stage four breast cancer, and though some of her days are full of painful challenges, she has chosen to fight with a sense of grace and optimism that is truly breath-taking. .

June Survivor of the Month
A rock is cast into the center of an otherwise placid lake, fracturing the surface and sending a series of ripples cascading outward in all directions. The once-still waters are, in an instant, transformed into a portrait of commotion; tumult where there was once tranquility. It is an unexpected collision that has lasting impact. In the summer of 1997, Sharon Smith’s life was as peaceful and undisturbed as the waters of that pond. At the time, Sharon was an advocate for public health as a professional and enjoying a healthy lifestyle of her own. The prospect of facing a major illness was far from the top of her thoughts. That would change in the month of June when she discovered a lump in her left breast. .

Affiliate Monthly
Worship in Pink Registration is Now Open!

Worship in Pink Week is October 18-24! Click here to find out how your congregation can get involved in Worship in Pink!

When you open a new eligible Pink Ribbon Banking account*, Bank of America contributes to Susan G. Komen®.  This money will help save lives, ensure quality of care for all and energize science and research in the fight to end breast cancer.  Click here to learn more.

National Spotlight
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
People diagnosed with metastatic disease face very different challenges than people diagnosed with early breast cancer. Here, we discuss treatment, prognosis and some of the emotional and practical aspects of living with metastatic breast cancer. Find out more.

Financial Resources
Did you know that there are many financial resources that can help people living with breast cancer? Learn more now.