Tag: Active Duty

  • 2014 Lobby Day

    2014 Lobby Day

    This year it seemed as though I was better prepared for the 2014 ACS CAN Leadership Summit & Lobby Day.  Over 600 volunteers from districts and states attended more this year than ever before.  Leading up to Lobby Day I had the opportunity to share my story and what I’d hoped to accomplish while in […]

  • Exercising while in breast cancer treatments

    Exercising while in breast cancer treatments

    Physical activity during breast cancer treatment is recommended. According to a study at University of North Carolina only one in three women living with breast cancer are meeting the guidelines per week. I can remember during treatments there were days where I felt like there was no way I could muster up enough energy to […]

  • Facing Breast Cancer

    As I recall that October in 2008, something was different about my breast.  I did what most women do, I ignored it, thinking it would just go away.  But the pain worsened, I only noticed it during morning PT (Physical Training).  I recently PCS’d from a stressful command, where I was too busy and always […]

  • Breast Cancer Screenings

    While on active duty, most women with no family history or prior history of breast cancer will only receive a breast exam from their primary care provider. In between annual physical appointments its vital to listen to your body and perform self-breast exams monthly before and after your period to notice changes, if any. Most […]