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"You have breast cancer.” What’s it really like to hear these words?

In this section, African-Americans affected by breast cancer as well as family members, friends and caregivers tell their inspirational stories. Learn what it’s like to face the complex medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial challenges of the disease.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Presents the 2013 Going Beyond Award

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake, Amy Lessack, Marni Manko and Susannah Wolf received the 2013 Going Beyond Award from LBBC at our annual gala, The Butterfly Ball. Hear how they used their personal experience with breast cancer to help others.  

A Journey of Faith and Thriving Through Stage IV: Sheila Johnson-Glover

Sheila Glover writes about her experience living with metastatic breast cancer. 

Vigilance Throughout My Journey: Zara Johnson

Zara Johnson writes about the emotional changes she experienced after her diagnosis, as well as how it moved her to become a breast cancer advocate.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Presents the 2010 Honorees

Hear Lisa Black, Jo Ann Cottman, Leslie Taichman and Sue Weldon tell their stories about their journeys with breast cancer. All four women were honored at Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s annual gala, The Butterfly Ball, "for their courage, compassion and contribution to women and families affected by breast cancer."

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Charron Walker

Hear Charron Walker tell her story about her journey with breast cancer. She was one of 25 women chosen to take part in White House | Black Market’s 25th anniversary celebration and breast cancer awareness month catalog. Listen as she talks about being a young woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer, her "new normal," support, caregiving, beauty and hair loss.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Darlene Shorter

Hear Darlene Shorter tell her story about her journey with breast cancer. She was one of 25 women chosen to take part in White House | Black Market’s 25th anniversary celebration and breast cancer awareness month catalog. Listen as she talks about beauty, family, disparities and African-American women.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Debra Wood

Hear Debra Wood tell her story about her journey with breast cancer. She was one of 25 women chosen to take part in White House | Black Market’s 25th anniversary celebration and breast cancer awareness month catalog. Listen as she talks about caregivers, marriage, fertility, children, support and pregnancy.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Erica Hitch-Graham

Hear Erica Hitch-Graham tell her story about her journey with breast cancer. She was one of 25 women chosen to take part in White House | Black Market’s 25th anniversary celebration and breast cancer awareness month catalog. Listen as she talks about family, chemotherapy, support groups and caregivers.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Glynis Rhodes

Hear Glynis Rhodes tell her story about her journey with breast cancer. She was one of 25 women chosen to take part in White House | Black Market’s 25th anniversary celebration and breast cancer awareness month catalog. Listen as she talks about family, her "new normal," hair loss and treatment options.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: JoAnn Cottman

Hear JoAnn Cottman tell her story about her journey with breast cancer. She was one of 25 women chosen to take part in White House | Black Market’s 25th anniversary celebration and breast cancer awareness month catalog. Listen as she talks about radiation treatment with MamoSite breast brachytherapy, volunteering for the Breast Cancer Helpline and LBBC services.

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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