This is a personal diary that is meant to be shared

This unique movement is all about letting people know they are not alone in this fight. In the spirit of compassion that the Pink Glove Dance spreads across the globe, we invite you to share your triumphs, challenges and cheers here in the Pink Glove Diaries.

Stories of Survival, Hope & Remembrance

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Lanita Sevier

Mountlake Terrace, WA

After losing a great grandmother (breast CA), a grandmother (breast CA) and a mother (Ovarian CA) my sister was diagnosed with stage III Breast Cancer at age 35. With our family history of losing the women to this disease before age 53 my sister faced, not only her cancer diagnosis but, this stark reality about survival.. Following her diagnosis, In 1996, she took a bold step and signed up for a research study which randomized her into the study group that added Taxol to the gold standard Adriamycin/Cytoxin treatment.. Today she is an 18 year survivor who celebrated her 54th birthday this year! What a triumph! Becasue of this triumph my girls will grow up knowing their aunt and i will grow old with my sister whom I love with all my heart.

Kate Crawford

Pittsburgh, PA

When I first found the mass in my breast one busy mom. I had a set of 4 year old twin girls and a special needs 2 year old at home. We ran between pre-school for the twins and therapies for my son. I didn’t have time to be bothered. As the months went on I noticed changes in my breast and I had more aches and pains than a woman double my age. I finally fit in a doctor appointment in early January 2013 and I explained to the doctor about the mass, thinking it was a clogged milk duct. He was convinced of something far more serious. The next weeks seemed like a whirlwind as I was sent for an ultrasound, mammogram and then a biopsy.

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Florence Strang

Lewin's Cove, NL

Florence Strang is the mother of 3, a Registered Psychologist, and a cancer survivor. When she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in April of 2011, she felt that she had already reached her limit with stress, being a single mom, having a child with autism, and working two jobs. Obviously, Florence was no stranger to challenges, but now she was faced with the biggest challenge of her life: surviving a diagnosis that brings with it just over a 50% five year survival rate.

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Traci Brundage

Utah

I never thought cancer, me, in my life. My mother taught me how to do self-breast exams when I was in junior high. I did them the week after my cycle every month by habit. I never thought anything of it. We had just moved to Wyoming for a job and my youngest had just turned 1, a few weeks before. I did my self-breast exam after my shower one night and felt a round lump and I knew in my gut it wasn't good.

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