Riding the Cancer Wave

Ric&Matt

by Matt Lashey – health tech entrepreneur / previous cancer caregiver He wasn’t sick.  He was running five miles a day.  Felt great.  Looked good, but we noticed a small lump on his neck.  We weren’t worried, and after a routine scan, the doctor said, “It was nothing.”  Later, another doctor double-checked. It WAS something. …

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Announcing the 2017 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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Surviving Cancer (Three Times!): How I didn’t Let My Disease Define Me

Jessica Melore at the 2017 DreamBall in NYC

By Jessica Melore When I was a 16-year-old high school senior, I was faced with the unusual decision about how public I would be about sharing my story. No, I hadn’t released a break-out rock album – I’d just barely lived through a massive heart attack, and my heart was running on an experimental pump.…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Imsoon “Kim” Nurss, Fresno, California

Imsoon Kim

We continue our National Volunteer Week blog series by highlighting Imsoon “Kim” Nurss, a Look Good Feel Better volunteer from Fresno, California, who has been recognized with the 2016 Look Good Feel Better National Sunrise Award in the General Volunteer category. Kim has been a vital part of Look Good Feel Better for over 26…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Justman, West Bend, Wisconsin

Barb Justman

We continue our National Volunteer Week blog series by highlighting Barbara Justman, a Look Good Feel Better volunteer from West Bend, Wisconsin, who has been recognized with the 2016 Look Good Feel Better National Sunrise Award in the PBA-Certified Volunteer category. Barbara Justman has been a committed Look Good Feel Better program volunteer for 28…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Hezlep, Rutledge, Pennsylvania

Rachel Hezlep

We continue our National Volunteer Week blog series by highlighting Rachel Hezlep, a Look Good Feel Better volunteer from Rutledge, Pennsylvania who has been recognized with the 2016 Look Good Feel Better National Sunrise Award in the Look Good Feel Better Certified Volunteer category. Rachel Hezlep has been a volunteer with Look Good Feel Better…

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Valisia LeKae: Strength in Spirit

Valisia LeKae

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

state-sunrise-award-photo-small

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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