Lenroy “Cam” Thompson, southpaw counterpuncher and super-heavyweight 2010 USA Boxing National champion, is bringing cancer to the ring by sporting pink gear to show love for the cause after fighting in a breast cancer awareness tournament. Read more in this article from USA Today.
Jonny attended the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) event in Champaign, IL, hosted by our very own angel, Jen Smith. The all-day conference featured speakers Bruce Weber ( U of Illinois’s basketball coach) spoke and our Jonny Imerman. The crowd: about 50 women attendees, all young adults with breast cancer or young adult breast cancer survivors . Jonny reported a “great crew, great event!” Jen (pictured below with Jonny’s brother Jeff) sported a pink moustache (made of cupcake frosting) to support MOVEMBER!
“From Surviving to Thriving”, a week-long free telesummit starting April 19-23, is just around the corner. The goal of this free telesummit is to inspire and motivate women who have had breast cancer to redesign their lives, after breast cancer is over, so that they’re joyful, self-expressed and living their purpose.
The national tele-summit will feature 10 amazing women from around the country who have had breast cancer, sharing their inspiring stories of how they took their experience and went onto create extraordinary lives.
Please read the press release and see the video below. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3807784.htm
The link to learn more about the telesummit and sign up is http://tinyurl.com/thrivertelesummit
This past Wednesday, we were able to make a great connection between two caregivers. A 23 year old woman, living in Kansas registered with us because her Mom is currently fighting inflammatory breast cancer. She’s been having some complications and wanted to connect with another young woman in her 20s who had a Mom survive inflammatory breast cancer. I was able to reach out to one of our amazing daughter-caregivers who is 25 years old, lives right here in Chicago and has a lot of insight about how to care for her Mom who already beat inflammatory breast cancer nearly 3 years ago! The two young woman are now connected, sharing stories, tips, tricks advice and inspiration to one another!
Jonny and Survivor Angel, Matt Ferstler of Austin (featured in our Wall St. Journal article on IA on Oct. 27th), met up in Texas for the 32nd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference last week. The event is the largest of its kind in the world!
With 10,000 attendees, the duo was able to meet and strengthen relationships with oncologists, survivors, and cancer partners who send us referrals. According to JI, it was an overall great event, which is described as “An international scientific symposium for interaction and exchange
among basic scientists and clinicians in breast cancer.”
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