Days until The Runway Show in Boston

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Nya Gavin

By Dewey MacMillen | July 18, 2017

Nya Gavin, Walking in celebration of her mother, Crystal Davis (survivor since 2008.)  I found out my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was twelve. It was also the summer before I was to start my school, Boston Latin. I remember being nervous about starting a new school but also worried about what my mom was going through. It was a transition period for me in many ways.   During that time I got to witness the strength and spirit of my mom. Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer and going through numerous chemo treatments, my mom still…

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Lisa Barstow

By Dewey MacMillen | July 9, 2017

Lisa Barstow, A recent survivor and walking in memory of her mother, Betty Emmons Barstow Hite (1972.)  Betty Emmons Barstow Hite, our beloved mother and grandmother was ill with breast cancer for 15 of her 50 years. She was one of the first recipients of chemotherapy in 1971 until her death the next year in 1972. That was 45 years ago and it is so gratifying to know how much has been researched since then, how many have been cured and how many lives have been extended because of science, technology and the research of so many dedicated people. Betty was…

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Trish Siefer

By Dewey MacMillen | June 27, 2017

Trish Siefer, walking in memory of her sister-in-law, Wendy Nicholson Bailey (2016.) Trish, Marnie, Sis and Susannah will be walking in honor of our dear sister-in-law, daughter, cousin and best friend, Wendy Nicholson Bailey.    Wendy passed away on August 22, 2016 at the age of 47 after a courageous three and a half year battle with triple negative breast cancer.   Wendy was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in January 2013.  Wendy went through several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and then a mastectomy at Sibley Hospital/Johns Hopkins in DC.  When the cancer kept coming back, in December of 2014, Wendy began…

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Beth Conway

By Dewey MacMillen | June 23, 2017

Beth Conway, Walking in celebration of her mother, Mary Conway I walk for my mom, Mary Cassidy Conway – a fighter and survivor.  It’s hard to describe how my mom’s diagnosis changed my family’s life.  I just remember thinking that in the blink of an eye, we were part of this club that no one wanted membership to.  Looking back, though, it was actually this very same club of women and families that provided unwavering support and inspiration to our family during those hard times.  I hope our family can provide the same support to our families.  

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Holly Raissipour

By Dewey MacMillen | June 23, 2017

Holly Raissipour, Survivor since 2010 My name is Holly Raissipour and I am a seven year breast cancer survivor. Being diagnosed at 39 all the way across the country in Seattle, away from all but my immediate family, made me realize just how precious life can be. Not just life, but living life to the fullest. I am an adrenaline junkie and seek new adventures all the time so I am thrilled to be part of Runway this year. I have jumped out of an airplane with two of my daughters and plan to with my third daughter this summer. I…

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