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In Memory of Cassie Firenze (August 2019)

By Runway for Recovery | August 31, 2019

Today’s post is coming directly from me — for those who don’t know much about Runway for Recovery, I am the founder and executive director of the organization. I started it as a way to remember and honor my mother who died of breast cancer in 2001.  I am writing today from my own personal experience. This past spring, an incredible human came into the Runway office. It was one of those spring days filled with the hope of a new season and the promise of new beginnings — for both me personally and for the organization.  Cassie came with…

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Family Grants re-Imagined

By Runway for Recovery | July 30, 2019

After years of telling the stories of models on the Runway, we have learned one very clear message: hope and joy are possible in the midst of breast cancer.

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Meghan Sullivan

By Pippa White | July 8, 2019

Meghan visited the Runway office in Newburyport on April 20th. Here’s what she had to say about her experience with breast cancer. I was diagnosed the day before my 36th birthday. My life at that point was coming together. I was newly single, and I remember so vividly a few weeks before my diagnosis having an ‘aha’ moment: I’m ready to date again, and I’m excited for the next chapter of my life.  I was showering prior to a family wedding when I found the lump. I knew right away it was something. I didn’t jump to cancer right away,…

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Kelly Benson

By Pippa White | June 14, 2019

Kelly visited Olivia’s Newburyport office in order to discuss her experience with breast cancer since her original post on July 30th of 2018. I was vacuuming, It was a Sunday, and my friend was coming over with her family for dinner. I suddenly had an itch, and I was like, “wait that’s weird.” I ran to my husband and was like “can you feel this?” And when my friend came, I asked the same thing. I called my primary care doctor the next day and scheduled a mammogram for that Wednesday. My friend took me to my mammogram. They told…

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Chief of Community

By Runway for Recovery | May 14, 2019

For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Kristina Coccoluto and I am a fellow model. This year I am honored to be your Chief of Community as well.

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