Posts by OMAB

Malissa Wood

Malissa Wood, a survivor since 2006. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 43 in Dec 2006.  I was very healthy, no family history and we were a bit blindsided by the diagnosis.  I was a single Mom with four children at the time ages 6,8,10 and 12.  I am a cardiologist at MGH…

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Betsy Tyson-Smith

Betsy Tyson-Smith, first diagnosed in 1990. Out of nowhere, with no family history, no bad habits and no genetic markers, I was diagnosed with BC at age 48. My experience of surgery and treatment was a lot different than it is these days. I went into Boston for surgery and radiation and it was a…

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Mary Joyce Rose

Mary Joyce Rose, a survivor since 2012. When I was in my breast cancer support group (where I met 2 new friends and fellow models Kathleen Keeley and Jenn Sheehy Everett), we did an exercise where we described ourselves in six words. My phrase was “Breast cancer has made me stronger.” That has proven to…

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Linda Phelan

Linda Phelan, a survivor since 2015. Linda’s 2017 Story: I am walking this year for the second time. As a two-year survivor I am very excited to share the runway with my two beautiful daughters.  The memories of the love and companionship during my battle are something I will always treasure.  I am lucky to…

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Cori Liptak

Cori Liptak, a survivor since 2014. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in Runway last year and thrilled to be invited back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Runway for Recovery. The experience of being with other women who have struggled with a breast cancer diagnosis or who have lost…

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Erin Hollis

Erin Hollis, walking in memory of her mother, Kathleen Conley (2015) and in celebration of her friend Colette Hanna. Early last year, I signed up to participate in R4R to celebrate the completion of my mom’s treatment. Little did we know things would soon take an unexpected turn for the worse. Sadly, mom passed away…

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Katy Haley

Katy Haley, a survivor since 2013. Life has changed in funny ways since being diagnosed.  To be honest, I looked at the treatment/etc more as a really bad cold vs. a serious issue, which I think helped get through all of the treatments.  I don’t see myself sweating the small stuff anymore, I try to…

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Kristin Ferrari

Kristin Ferrari, a survivor since 2012. For my 40th birthday year I got the call that changed me forever ….” you have breast cancer. ” I was diagnosed at 40, it rocked my world as well as my husband and 3 children’s world. I will be a four year survivor this October.

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Maureen Delong

Maureen Delong, a survivor since 2012. How BC changed my life?  It taught me a lot about perspective.  I went from being the most sad and scared I have ever been to realizing that it wasn’t about me. I realized it was about doing everything possible to live for our 3 little girls and minimize…

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Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis, a survivor since 2008; celebrating mentor and breast cancer survivor Patricia Banacos; and remembering Sharon Powell My name is Crystal Davis and I will be 8 yrs cancer free. I am very excited for my first Runway for Recovery!  I am sending two photos not sure which you prefer. I just celebrated 49+1 years…

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