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The Lifesaving Power of Self-Advocacy: Christena Garduno’s Cancer Story

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Self-advocacy means being actively involved in your cancer care from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. Christena Garduno is the quintessential self-advocate having trusted her gut instinct following a questionable prognosis. Christena is a CEO of an advertising agency, DEI advocate, gardener, dancer and much more, but being a researcher at heart is what truly saved … Read More

Halfs for Hope: Racing For The Cause

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

When it comes to running the race of life, Stephanie Berry knows a thing or two about perseverance and endurance. In 2019, Stephanie started Halfs for Hope, a foundation created in honor of her Aunt Jeannette who suffered from adenocarcinoma, a cancer that began in her fallopian tubes. What began as a one-season commitment to … Read More

Cervical Cancer – A Cancer with a Stigma & Shame

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

I am a baby of the late 1950’s, a “Baby Boomer,” and I am of Nicaraguan descent. I was born in the US, but both of my parents were born in Nicaragua, Central America. Even though I was born in the US, my grandparents raised me in Nicaragua until the age of eight. At that … Read More

19 Years of Golfing for Gyn Cancer

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mark and Paige Anderson help spread awareness about gyn cancers through fundraising for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer by holding an annual golf tournament in the Washington D.C. area. The 19th annual golf tournament was held Aug. 30, 2021, and raised over $23,000. The couple’s efforts over the past 19 years have raised more than $410,000 … Read More

Overcoming Obstacles with Golf: Golfing for the Gals Annual Fundraising Event

Monday, August 16, 2021

Golf is a mental game. A player needs patience and dedication to execute the correct swing for the ball to reach its goal. This sport also requires managing obstacles put in place to hinder the player’s score. When Lisa Milligan was a young girl, she dreamed of becoming a professional golfer and although that career … Read More