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Always Hope.

By Olivia Achtmeyer Boger | December 20, 2019

This is a blog post about my step-mother, a major part of the Runway for Recovery story that often gives people pause, yet she has been a part of the story that I’ve always wanted to bring more attention to because I think it can help others. I write about this part of the story today because I recently had a conversation with a young woman who was about to watch her Dad get re-married, and she asked me about what it would be like to have a step-mom.

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Ninteen-Years-Later, A Holiday Reflection

By Olivia Achtmeyer Boger | December 11, 2019

In my mind, I keep my mom alive by talking about her and reflecting on the memories I had within my own heart and with others. And it is because of this time of year that I am able to feel even more connected with her now.

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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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