Meet the faces we help fund: The Runway Families

By Lauren Torlone Mahoney | August 21, 2020

Runway’s annual fashion show is one of our favorite events (and while we love that evening and cannot wait to bring this year’s re-imagined Runway to you) much of the work we do every day is in support of our Family Grant Program. This critical component of Runway funds families who have had an immediate family member pass away from breast cancer. Grants fund everything from summer camps to daycare, tutoring, extracurricular activities, school supplies, gym and wellness memberships, financial counseling, meal support and more in the aftermath of a loss (for more information about the grant application process, click here). When we say your dollars…

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Meet the Alumni Models: Kristin Ferarri

By Caroline O'Donnell | August 19, 2020

Kristin Ferrari
Survivor since 2012
First year walking: 2016

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Post-Surgery Recovery Tips Models Wish They Had Known

By Alex Hanken | August 3, 2020

To better understand the post-surgery recovery experience, we turned to two of our longtime Runway “models” to ask what products, tips, or advice they had to share.

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Meet the Alumni Models: Patrice Shelton

By Caroline O'Donnell | July 7, 2020

Patrice Shelton Survivor since 2016First year walking: 2019 What is getting you through this time right now? I am blessed to have a large network of close family and friends; we all continue to check in with each other pretty frequently.  Although we aren’t able to connect in person, it is so helpful to continue to have simple, everyday conversations.  I’ve also been stepping up my physical activity – which is so important not just for my physical well-being, but emotionally as well. A favorite quote?  “Start each day with a grateful heart”  This is my favorite quote because I feel…

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6 ways to be a good friend to someone with breast cancer at any stage

By Alex Hanken | June 11, 2020

While many people going through a major life challenge like a breast cancer diagnosis turn toward friends and family for support, being a good friend to someone going through treatment can be a challenging role to navigate. There are also those who will receive a terminal diagnosis, and their experience along with that of their friends can be quite difficult to navigate. We turned to one of Runway’s trusted social workers, Karen, to get her thoughts on how to anticipate some of the challenges and identify the most helpful ways to “show up” for someone that you love.

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