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

In this section, women diagnosed with metastatic 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. 

Living in the Best of Times: Scott Cotlar

Scott Cotlar isn’t letting metastatic breast cancer prevent him from finding joy and hope.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Stories of Trials, Perseverance and Hope

Hear personal stories from women living with advanced (metastatic) breast cancer. Listen as they talk about their strengths, their struggles and how their diagnosis changed their lives.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Presents the 2009 Honorees

Hear Wendy Jonas, Phyllis Markoff, Emily Scattergood and Aundreia Alexander 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: Elizabeth Mabon-Grass

Hear Elizabeth Mabon-Grass 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 to her talk about coping and living with metastatic disease.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Lisa Marsella

Lisa Marsella tells 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 living with metastatic disease, coping, support, children, recurrence and message boards.

WHBM Presents 25 Amazing Women: Lori Baur

Hear Lori Baur 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 to her talk about being a young woman diagnosed with metastatic disease, coping, marriage, caregivers and the Breast Cancer Helpline.

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