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Coping with Terminal Cancer

Posted on 5/26/2015 by admin

On February 21st, 2014, Tracy DeBarmore Dorame learned she has terminal cancer: grade 4 glioblastoma. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, glioblastoma “is a devastating brain cancer that typically results in death in the first 15 months after diagnosis.” 16 months after this tragic diagnosis, Tracy’s still fighting. Even though she’s outlived her initial prognosis, she... Read more

Take the Lyme Disease Challenge with us!

Posted on 5/6/2015 by admin

The Lyme Disease Challenge is a worldwide effort to bring awareness and funding to those affected by Lyme Disease. Like last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge, the Lyme Disease Challenge involves performing a quasi-uncomfortable action and daring others to follow suit—or pay up. How do you participate in the Lyme Disease Challenge? According to, there... Read more

Autism Awareness Month

Posted on 4/3/2015 by admin

Autism Awareness Month is in full effect at GiveForward. Yesterday, our team was decked out in blue to recognize World Autism Awareness Day. You probably saw Niagara Falls and the Empire State Building turned blue, too. But what does all this bluish awareness really do for autism? Autism Awareness Month provides a voice for kids... Read more

How Amelia Coffaro Treats Cancer with Yoga

Posted on 3/26/2015 by admin

Amelia Coffaro is a treasured friend of GiveForward. In 2013, she and her creative community raised $65K for her breast cancer treatments by selling beautiful, unique photography prints. During her fundraiser, she even stopped by our office to say “hi” and meet our staff. Amelia captivated us with her grace, kindness, and intelligence. Today, Amelia is... Read more

How to Write Off Your Tax Deductible Medical Expenses

Posted on 3/24/2015 by admin

Tax season tends to bring out the panic in all of us, whether you’re a CPA who ends up sleeping only 2 hours per night because you’re busy finding ways to inject caffeine into your bloodstream, or you’re just a regular ole’ citizen who just wants to make sure the forms get filed in time... Read more

Dress in Blue Day for Colon Cancer

Posted on 3/5/2015 by admin

On March 6th, 2015, thousands of people will participate in Dress in Blue Day. Dress in Blue Day has nothing to do with an iridescent dress that hijacked our newsfeeds this week. Instead, it involves a much more meaningful topic: colon cancer. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), colon cancer is the second leading... Read more

What to Say to Someone with Cancer

Posted on 2/18/2015 by admin

It’s hard to know what to say to someone with cancer. If you’re like most, you blurt an instinctive, “I’m sorry.” Albeit well-intentioned, “I’m sorry” is a sorry substitute for a meaningful connection during a vulnerable time. Sky Khan knows how to react when receiving bad news. She became an involuntary, repeated “bad news teller”... Read more

Your Food Guide For Cancer Preventative Nutrition

Posted on 8/20/2014 by admin

 Phytochemicals!   Nutrition is certainly an important component of over-all good health as well as helpful in balancing a diet that be helpful in cancer preventative measures. I recently attended a webinar hosted by Triage Cancer called Fighting Cancer With Your Fork by Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN and founder of Let’s start... Read more

Awesome Cancer Resources!

Posted on 6/19/2014 by admin

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, our first thought is often, “How can I help?” We go online looking for answers, and we hope to find information we can share that will make it all seem a bit less scary. Cancer resources are hard to find. Often we start with the immediate needs... Read more

Your risk of getting Skin Cancer is REAL. I know from experience.

Posted on 6/4/2014 by admin

Get your hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen ready because Summer has finally arrived and with it comes many outdoor activities. While enjoying all that sunshine, remember that the pleasurable warmth of the sun’s rays also exposes you to ultraviolet (UV) radiation that causes skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis, and it’s the most preventable... Read more

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