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Connecticut’s Janis Jones Is Fabulous at 60!

Janis Jones of Greenwich, Connecticut (on the far right of the above photo) is a veteran wall streeter, cancer survivor, Mother, and soon to be author. At age 55, Jones was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and was told she had a 50-50 of making it. She had surgery, went through radiation and chemotherapy, her world was Read more…

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Betsy Nilan Takes The Reigns Of “The Get In Touch Foundation”

October is breast cancer awareness month. An organization by the name of The Get In Touch Foundation was founded by the late Mary Ann Wasil of Milford. Wasil, who so many in the state came to love for enduring passion to help others, died this spring after pushing back against cancer for years. Mary Ann been a Read more…

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They Walk Alike, They Talk Alike..Identical Twins, Judy and Joy

Judy and Joy are identical twins who grew up in Bridgeport Connecticut, they have always been together, they finish each others sentences, to watch them together is to witness two people…but they are one in so many ways. Both are both Moms and Joy is a Grammy now too. They grew up in an italian Read more…

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My Sister, A Breast Cancer Survivor, Is Helping Others

 Tender Tanks My sister Carol, a breast cancer survivor, is the creator of a garment she is calling Tender Tanks. I am so proud of my baby sister who has been so much, but through it all she knew when she was cancer free she would set out to help other men and women who Read more…

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If this Cancer Vaccine Works For Dogs, It May Work For Humans

As my husband Mark Mamula at Yale and Dr. Gerald Post atThe Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, Connecticut continue on with their very important canine cancer trials they are enrolling dogs in another clinical trial and have until Aug 31 to enroll 5 -10 more dogs. We lost our lab, Savannah Jane to cancer. If Read more…

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Calling All Women~ Make Plans To Be At The “Get In Touch Summit”

Save this October weekend! Nearly 30 women who are leaders in their field will be at this inaugural event. You will NOT want to miss the Informed & Strong Summit: A Global Perspective For Women and Girls . It will take place at the OMNI Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut just s stone’s throw from Yale University. Read more…

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Would You Like A Pink Flamingo? I Would!

This is from the owner of Van Wilgen’s Garden Center in North Branford, Connecticut. I happen to think this is a beautiful idea. Join Bill Van Wilgen in his fight against cancer and give him 10 bucks for a pink flamingo. He is helping so many people. Remember that Connecticut has an abundance of breast Read more…

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Pink And Blue Movie: The BRCA Gene

The documentary, Pink and Blue Movie by Connecticut native, Alan Blassberg, whose family has the BRCA gene, takes a profound look into the BRCA world examining what it is, and how the mutation puts both women and men at risk for developing numerous cancers. There is a higher percentage of men dying from breast cancer than women. Read more…

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A Music Festival For A Cause

This year’s Are You Dense MusicFest features a line-up of phenomenal performers including headliner and Waterbury-native Kenny James. A highly sought after singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer, James had an unprecedented 13 wins on the hit show Star Search, before recording the award-winning album Target and performing in venues across the globe. Stamford–native Marion Meadows, the most recognized Read more…

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Erica Bartol Is A Connecticut Nurse On A Mission

Breast Cancer Awareness month,is in October, but that awareness needs to go on year ’round. Erica Bartol is a Connecticut cardiology nurse who is on a mission to help other women detect breast cancer. She was just 30 when she found hers. After a lumpectomy and chemo, which caused her to lose her hair, she is Read more…

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