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March 3rd Is TNBC Day

Today is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day. Recently, researchers have discovered that eight out of 10 patients with triple negative breast cancer have the BCL11A gene. Learn more!

Ally's Story

I was diagnosed with breast cancer just over seven years ago — two months after my Mum died on my 25th wedding anniversary. I was 45 at the time. 18 months later, my son and only child, Grant, committed suicide.

30 months ago, I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour...

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Angela's Corner: Your Support System

Angela's Corner: Your Support System

In all aspects of life, we need to have a great support system. We may need support to help lose the extra weight left over from pregnancy (even if it was 10 years ago), to exercise, or to help us through a difficult time in our lives. For me, there are a few close family and friends I know I can always count on. They are the ones that when something arises, they say, "This is what I am doing for you," without any asking on my part. Those friends and family are the support a girl needs.

I cannot begin to explain the importance of such an amazing group of people standing behind you and the roles they play in your life. But, I'm going to try my best.

First, you have your immediate family. Your family is there to love you as best they can. There is no way they would want to let you fight this alone. Being diagnosed with cancer is not only scary for you, but for those closest to you as well. We need to keep in mind their fragile state. It's not a focus, but sometimes they need some extra support themselves...

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Mammograms For African Women
All over the world, breast cancer is on the rise. In Sierra Leone, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women. Most women don't seek treatment until the disease has progressed to stage 3 or stage 4. Due to the scarcity of equipment and trained radiologists, breast cancer screening is very expensive in many parts of Africa. In Sierra Leone, there is only one mammography machine. Considering most households in Sierra Leone earn less then $375 a year, mammograms are simply unaffordable for most people. Develop Africa provides much needed education about risk factors associated with the disease and the importance of early detection. Donations through this Gift That Gives More™ covers the cost of essential educational materials for breast cancer. Thank you!

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