Days until The Runway Show in Boston
Kim Bramante, Survivor since 1996 Walking with daughters Vanessa Bramante, Stephanie Bramante, and Kristina Bramante. So far Kristina has had genetic testing. She tested positive and had a double mastectomy in January 2016. My other two girls will also be tested. I have 2 sisters: Nancy Fullerton 20-year survivor. We were both diagnosed the same year. My other sister, Kathy Audette, sadly passed away in 2005. She battled breast and ovarian cancer.Read More »
Rachael Asselin, walking in memory of her mother, Rylin Ann Malone (1993) I am overjoyed to be part of the Runway community and to be part of the 10th anniversary of something so special. I’m walking because we have all been touched by incredible women in our lives. Women who have given us strength we didn’t know we had, showed us the way when we couldn’t see, and taught us what it means to love unconditionally. My mother was one of these incredible women. She inspired everyone she met to believe they could be more. She challenged us to live every moment…Read More »
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 and see everyday the toll cancer can take on the patients and their families. I was so impressed that my doctors and nurses spent time talking with me about the impact of my diagnosis on my family. That really helped us get through the first…Read More »
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 very difficult time. During radiation, every day for 7 weeks I sat in a waiting room filled with men, women and children with many different cancers. It was very bleak and stressful – down in the basement, no windows, no staff available. I felt so…Read More »
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 be true in so many ways! I am enjoying the best time of my life!Read More »
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