To know Stacey Fusco is to know Mildred Ellen. The two were by each others side for nearly all of winter/spring 2018. After Stacey noticed a lump under her arm the size of a marble in October of 2018, she received news from her doctor that she had early stage breast cancer.

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“We do cancer well” Robyn Stewart says softly. It’s a poignant and well earned statement: Robyn is a three time cancer survivor and in the same breath classifies herself a warrior since 2006. It was in 2006 that Robyn received her first diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of 33.

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Erin Drummey first attended Runway as an enthused supporter and, along with her group of girlfriends, was blown away by the positivity and energetically charged atmosphere a night about breast cancer could be. Never did she imagine that shortly after, she would be diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

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Meghan visited the Runway office in Newburyport on April 20th. Here’s what she had to say about her experience with breast cancer. I was diagnosed the day before my 36th birthday. My life at that point was coming together. I was newly single, and I remember so vividly a few weeks before my diagnosis having…

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Penny Howell, a Survivor since 2012 My name is Kathleen “Penny” Howell.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2012, underwent surgery and 32 radiation treatments, and have been in remission for 6 years.  I was very fortunate that it was caught in its early stages before it spread.  I am so thankful for…

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Kelly Benson, currently in treatment Breast cancer. Not me – it’s not in my family. Everything changed on 1/28/18 when I found “the lump” in my armpit. On 2/2/18, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m a mom of twin boys who are now 8. I work full time. This wasn’t supposed to happen, but…

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Pamela Buselli My name is Pamela Breckenridge Buselli. I am an active flight attendant for Delta Airlines, married ,  and mother of one married son . I am deeply  honored to be part of this important program that recognizes the survivors of Breast Cancer disease and continues to work toward  a cure.   My personal…

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Laura Pedro Mucci Walking in celebration of her mother, a Survivor since 2005 My experience with Breast Cancer hasn’t been what it has to some of you. I’ve been lucky thus far, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t – doesn’t scare the crap out of me. My Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years…

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Leslie Ghorbani, Survivor since 2017 My name is Leslie Ghorbani and I am a one year cancer survivor. I am 63 years old. I felt like an animal in front of headlights when I learned of my diagnosis. I was feeling healthier than I had been for some time. I was numb and petrified, frozen…

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Lorraine Linehan, Survivor since 2011 My story began May 16, 2011; ten days before my 47th birthday. Cancer was detected during an annual mammogram screening. In the days and weeks to follow I had one biopsy procedure that lead to another and yet another. The final result: three tumors in one breast and diagnosis of…

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