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Posted on 11/5/2015 by admin

Margie Mack claims to be just an “ordinary grandma,” but that’s far from true. Margie is an accomplished writer, Reiki healer and devoted wife. When Margie’s daughter-in-law, Stefanie, was diagnosed with breast cancer, Margie started a GiveForward Page. Since then, she’s raised over $5,000 and documented every moment of her family’s journey in heartfelt updates.... Read more

5 Tips From a Breast Cancer Warrior

Posted on 10/20/2015 by admin

Renee Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015. Since then, she’s endured a series of tests, chemotherapy treatments, and harsh medications. Throughout these challenges, Renee has continued to impress friends, family, coworkers, doctors, nurses and more with her positivity and strength. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Renee is sharing tips and advice... Read more

Five tips for collecting great silent auction items

Posted on 8/28/2015 by admin

A silent auction is a great way to raise money for someone you love who’s facing a challenge. But procuring items for a silent auction can be hard; most people don’t have Cubs tickets or baskets of wine and truffles lying around. That’s why Zach Hagopian of Accelevents, a mobile bidding system for silent auctions and... Read more

Model with a Mission Inspiring Other Amputee Women

Posted on 6/11/2014 by admin

Last year, I had the gift of being the Fundraising Coach for an amazing fundraiser and part of a story that has since touched the lives of many other amputee women who have been through the life changing experience of losing a limb and fighting the odds to find their way back to normal. Marina... Read more

Lacuna Loft Founder Shares Her Story

Posted on 6/4/2014 by admin

They Knew It All Along – by Mallory Casperson Mallory is the Founder and CEO of a magazine and e-commerce site for young adults dealing with cancer or long term illness, as either patients or caregivers, called Lacuna Loft.  She served as one of the primary caregivers for her mother undergoing treatments for a brain tumor... Read more

The Sad Truth of Charity Fraud: How to Verify Before Giving

Posted on 12/8/2012 by admin

Barbara Spinelli loves writing about the changing trends in business, finance and politics.  She shared with us, how to verify a legitimate charity before you donate. The holidays are a time when family and friends gather, exchange gifts, reminisce and sometimes offer aid and assistance to those who are in need. Unfortunately, there are scammers... Read more

Breast Cancer Doesn’t Care What Kind of Plans You Have

Posted on 10/15/2012 by admin

The team behind MyHealthTeams. From left to right: Andrew Jacob, Paul Nock, Eric Peacock (co-founder) and Mary Ray (co-founder). Mary is co-founder of MyHealthTeams, a San Francisco company that creates social networks for chronic condition communities. The first site launched was MyAutismTeam, a social network for parents of kids with autism. Recently, MyHealthTeams launched MyBCTeam,... Read more

Raising Money and Hope for Unknown Syndromes

Posted on 9/20/2012 by admin

Katie is Co-President of SWAN USA, a non-profit that offers support, information and advice to families of children living with  a syndrome without a name.  She currently lives in Gig Harbor, WA with her wonderful husband and three fabulous children. Follow Ellie’s story HERE. Read her story below on raising money for unknown syndromes. I never thought... Read more

Finding Strength: The Story Of A Breast Cancer Survivor

Posted on 7/27/2012 by admin

Carissa is a 25-year-old breast cancer survivor and grateful recipient of a GiveForward fundraiser. A University of Colorado graduate, Carissa now lives in Minneapolis with her boyfriend, Jamin. I imagine that all cancer patients remember the moment they were diagnosed with impeccable clarity. That moment – the official delivery of such dreaded news – is so distinct... Read more

5 Ways to Support Cancer Patients

Posted on 6/26/2012 by admin

Guest post by cancer survivor Elise Silverfield May “I am a two-time cancer survivor and am determined not to let my illnesses define me.  My greatest joy is being a mom to my amazing teenage son.”  When a friend is diagnosed with cancer, our tendency is to jump into “helper” mode. Since we can’t actually fight cancer... Read more

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