Valisia LeKae: Strength in Spirit

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In an earlier post, we shared with you the story of one of our 2016 DreamGirls, Calysta Bevier. Today we will share with you the story of our second 2016 DreamGirl, Tony and Grammy nominated Broadway star Valisia LeKae. It was December 2013 and Valisia LeKae was living what can only be described as “the…

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Announcing the 2016 State Sunrise Award Winners

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The Look Good Feel Better Sunrise Award for Outstanding Service is presented to volunteers who have displayed outstanding volunteer leadership, dedication, skills, and kindness. Collectively, these volunteers have helped thousands of cancer patients tremendously in coping with the appearance related challenges of their illness. Volunteers are nominated by American Cancer Society staff, peers, or are…

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In Her Own Words: 2016 DreamGirl Calysta Bevier Discusses Her Cancer Journey

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In September 2016, the DreamBall gala honored two inspiring ovarian cancer survivors and nationally renowned singers: Tony and Grammy nominated Broadway star Valisia LeKae, and teen sensation and America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Calysta Bevier. In this article, we will share with you Calysta’s journey – in her own words – as she described it during…

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Look Good Feel Better… Keeps Giving

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We conclude Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with the final post of our three-part blog series that follows Karen’s story. To read her first post, click here. To read her second post, click here. By Karen from Washington, DC. Just when I thought I had reached safe ground, my eyebrows disappeared along with my beautiful, long…

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Look Good Feel Better… A Program of Confidence

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We continue our three-part blog series in honor of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with part two of Karen’s story. To read her first post, click here. By Karen from Washington, DC Everyone needs to start somewhere in the search for “normalcy” as a cancer survivor. At this point, I am bald. I have just…

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Ovarian Cancer…Quite the Journey. The First Step.

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In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we will be sharing a three-part blog series that details the experience of an ovarian cancer survivor and Look Good Feel Better participant. Her name is Karen, and this is her story… By Karen from Washington, DC What a kick in the pants! Cancer! Who would have thought?…

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Mirror, mirror…who is the mightiest of them all?

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By Lyz DeBoer Kreider, Ph.D. Last month marked the three-year anniversary of my mom’s last chemo treatment for breast cancer. She is in remission, Hallelujah!! It also marked the four-year anniversary of the day she cancelled her mammogram that was scheduled the day that my grandfather died. She cancelled the mammogram and didn’t reschedule it.…

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Confidence Matters: From Last Pick to Marathon Runner

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During Look Good Feel Better Week (the last week of April), we launched a digital initiative focusing on the fundamental component of the program: Confidence. The confidence that women develop once they’ve gone through the program… that empowers them to return to their daily activities without feeling defeated, and to manage their cancer journey. The…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Littlefield, Pittston, Maine

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The next volunteer featured in our National Volunteer Week blog series is Victoria Littlefield, a Look Good Feel Better volunteer from Pittston, Maine, who has been recognized with the 2015 Look Good Feel Better National Sunrise Award in the LGFB Certified Volunteer category. Victoria Littlefield has been a volunteer with the Look Good Feel Better program for more than…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Hans Kalset, Metro-DC

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We continue our National Volunteer Week blog series by highlighting Hans Kalset, a Look Good Feel Better volunteer from Potomac, Maryland, who has been recognized with the 2015 Look Good Feel Better National Sunrise Award in the PBA-LGFB Certified Volunteer category. Hans has been a committed Look Good Feel Better program volunteer for 18 years.…

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