Monday, October 29, 2012
As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, you can donate to the cause at these local businesses.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Timothy Rath
Monday, October 29, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends Wednesday, along with several charity drives for breast cancer research at Greater West Bloomfield area businesses: Customers at the West Bloomfield Krogers, located at on Haggerty Road and at Orchard Lake Road, may purchase a pink ribbon for $1 or make a coin box donation to benefit breast cancer awareness and research. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds breast cancer research, is working with major retailers this month to raise money for breast cancer research through the sale of special pink-skinned pumpkins. Participating retailers include Kroger, Home Depot, and …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The 24-year-old Wyandotte woman is adjusting to life after capturing the crown and will represent Michigan at Miss USA pageant.
Jaclyn Schultz, of Wyandotte, was networking in her career as a media strategist when she decided to enter the Miss Michigan pageant as a new challenge. A newcomer to pageants, Schultz was hoping to finish in the top 15. But instead, she won the crown. Schultz, 24, who works for Brogan & Partners in Birmingham, was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2013 at ceremonies in Port Huron. She was among 70 women who competed for the title of Miss Michigan USA on Sept. 29 at McMorran Theater in Port Huron. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was sobbing in all the pictures.” She was a little nervous about being in the Miss Michigan pageant, but it was more excitement on her part, Schultz said. “I channel my nerves toward it being a positive thing.” On …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
They are our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmas, husbands, uncles, friends and neighbors — and they all fought breast cancer. These brave Michigan men and women shared their stories with Patch.
We went looking for faces of survival. We found inspiration. Patch asked Michigan women and men who have fought breast cancer to share their struggles, tears and triumphs with us during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivor Cynde Lebert, 59, of Canton, tells newly diagnosed women: “You'll be fine. You're alive and that's the most important thing.” Farmington Hills resident Dick Jaeger, 70, is one of the approximately 2,140 men diagnosed each year with breast cancer. "The answer is know your body and don't take anything for granted," Jaeger said. "Every day, I'm a cancer survivor," said Jean Bean, a 58-year-old mom, wife and interior designer from Rochester. "I don't obsess about it, but it's always there." Nancy …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a special reminder to Ruth Osterberg of West Bloomfield.
As Ruth Osterberg nears the 16-year anniversary of her diagnosis of breast cancer, she reflects on the inner strength, outer ring of support and sheer will that helped her survive not just a life-threatening disease but an entire year of change and challenge. "On the surface, it appeared that my life was very normal. But underneath, emotionally, it was very devastating,” said Osterberg, a West Bloomfield resident and Andover High School graduate, who gave birth to daughter Nicole just nine months before she was diagnosed Oct. 31, 1995, with Stage One breast cancer. “Being normal and being in a routine was very important to me. Going to work made me feel normal and got me out with people. Otherwise, I think I’m sure I would’ve wallowed in …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thousands of students, parents and communty members endured cool temperatures and gusty winds to show support for breast cancer awareness.
The color pink brought a community together Friday night, as thousands piled into the stands at Walled Lake Western for the "Warriors for Warriors Pink Out" event, sponsored by the Ford Motor Co. and organized by the football boosters. Approximately 1,800 pink T-shirts were sold as tickets into the event, which was a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Detroit chapter, a community resource for breast cancer awareness and education. It was an emotional night for some and an inspirational effort for many. Two honorary ceremonies and the sea of pink kept breast cancer awareness at the forefront of people's minds throughout the night. And while the Warriors fought long and hard until the bitter end, they were unable to defeat the …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Walled Lake Western football boosters teamed up with Ford Warriors in Pink to tackle breast cancer awareness and support.
Think pink isn't intimidating? The Western Warriors would beg to differ. The Walled Lake Western Warrior varsity football team will take the field wearing pink jerseys Friday, in a game that will be the culmination of months of fundraising and community education to fight cancer, spearheaded by three booster parents. "If we're doing this, we're going all the way," said event coordinators Rob and Sandy Jenkin, who live in Farmington Hills and are Warrior parents and members of the football booster club. The effort started by the football team's booster club now has spread to the entire community. Farmington Hills resident Linda Ishbia, 42, is one booster member that has been working closely with the Jenkins. One of her responsibilities has …