Kristin Achtmeyer

By Dewey MacMillen | September 2, 2016

Kristin MacMillen Achtmeyer, Walking in memory of her mother, Candace Williams MacMillen Achtmeyer (2001) I’m incredibly proud of my sister Olivia for starting Runway for Recovery 10 years ago. When our mother passed away after an 8-year battle with Breast Cancer we all tried to find a place where we could celebrate her life. Olivia founded Runway to do that and provide other families with support and the celebration they needed. It is an honor to walk with these women, many survivors and many walking for the same reason I do, to celebrate the life of a loved one. I…

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Brooke Phinney

By Dewey MacMillen | September 2, 2016

Brooke Phinney, Walking in memory of her grandmother, Frances Brooke Anderson (1973) Since I walked in Runway 10 years ago, I’ve graduated from high school, graduated from college, moved into a new city, started a new job, run a marathon, and started another new job. I’ve encountered both challenges and victories in each new little life chapter, and throughout these past ten years, my mom has assumed so many different roles – the supportive advisor, the fun-loving jokester, the compassionate listener, and the amazing, hilarious, wonderful best friend. Since Runway 10 years ago, I think I’ve finally fully realized just…

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Jo Poole

By Dewey MacMillen | August 31, 2016

Jo Poole, Walking in memory of her mother, Isobel McCleod Clode (1989) Runway for Recovery has been a fantastically positive way to introduce Izzy to great attitudes towards dealing with cancer. The camaraderie, the support and the empowerment that you control your choices reinforce that cancer doesn’t have to be a disaster.

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Meghan Morin

By Dewey MacMillen | August 31, 2016

Meghan Morin, Survivor since 2015 The first time I walked in the Runway show was less than a year ago, I have since had more scans and continue to be in remission. As more time passes, I feel more confident that I beat this disease and will continue to be a survivor. It has been so special to be a part of the Runway community, meeting all the women and families last year filled me with so much hope and pride to be included and surrounded by such a strong force of support. Since being diagnosed, my view on life…

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Stacy Lamson

By Dewey MacMillen | August 31, 2016

Stacy Lamson, Walking in memory of her mother, Jean Lubrano (1998) I walked in 2012 with my sisters and we added “Runway” to the  extraordinary times of celebration of my Mom’s life and the things we do to remember her in big ways. It is August 1st as I write this and today our mother Jean passed away exactly 18 years ago. And though we have these big milestones and events that celebrate those we have lost and survivors we honor, I know, each of us, each day, remembers  in so many small ways too. For me It could be…

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