Why We Rally: Connie’s Story

By Caroline O'Donnell | April 30, 2021

It sounds super cliche but my diagnosis was the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced me to take stock of what was really important to me and learn to count my blessings. It took some time for all of it to sink in, but it changed my life radically and all for the better.

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Why We Rally: Becky’s Story

By Caroline O'Donnell | April 29, 2021

I often think that I do not have a story. But, when asked to share, I took some time to reflect on my journey. I am not sure it is possible to put into words how I have felt since receiving my diagnosis: grateful, guilty, scared, strong, anxious, hopeful to name a few but most of all loved and supported. I am so very blessed to be surrounded by my family and the most incredible people.

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Get Your Breasts Checked

By Caroline O'Donnell | March 24, 2021

Three years ago I walked out of the front doors of Mass General Hospital with a new baby- my third, George. He was ready to come home and I knew my time in the maternity ward had come to a close. My time at MGH, however, would be far from over; in fact, the hospital and I have a long history and a forever future in front of us.

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Moms and Birthdays

By Olivia Achtmeyer Boger | March 4, 2021

I had a friend tell me once that “time is a gift not everyone receives” and every year, when I am about to blow out the candles, I think of how lucky I am to be celebrating another year around the sun. While it is easy to complain about the number of candles on the cake getting larger, there is no greater lesson than the COVID pandemic as to why celebrations —big or small— are so meaningful. Smiling faces, hugs, and laughter are all things we no longer take for granted. We are no more grateful for these small acts…

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2021 Goals for Runway

By Olivia Achtmeyer Boger | January 28, 2021

Let’s Walk Together. At the beginning of the pandemic, the goals for Runway were very straightforward: stay safe, keep people informed, increase the support for those we fund, and maintain a community for those coping with breast cancer. We recognized that breast cancer wasn’t going to take a pause just because the world faced COVID-19. Now, as we enter a new calendar year, we wanted to layout our goals for 2021. Runway’s Goals for 2021: Remain connected. Build upon our amazing community. Find ways to celebrate and find joy. Support those in pain. Plan for “normal” events and prepare for…

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