When anyone crosses over the threshold from cancer fighter to cancer survivor, it is an undeniably wonderful occasion. In fact, there is a global event dedicated to it, National Cancer Survivors Day®, held in communities around the world on the first Sunday in June; this year, it falls on June 5. Participants gather to […]
One of the most effective solutions for mitigating chemotherapy side effects may not be a medication – it may be exercise. This theory is striking given the widespread assumption doctors had for decades that exercise could harm those receiving chemotherapy. But due to emerging evidence, in recent years an increasing number of doctors have […]
While the desire to receive beauty treatments and pampering may sound trivial after beating cancer, for many survivors, it is a treat that lifts their weary spirits and soothes their embattled minds. It is also a way to regain their confidence in the wake of side effects that can take a toll on their […]
May Lou Oster had just learned that her 38 year-old daughter, Megan – her only child – had stage IV breast cancer. Once the disease has progressed this far, it is considered incurable by the medical community. Mary Lou was devastated about the prospect of losing her daughter and overwhelmed by the endless medical […]
Elyse Yarnell, a member of the Imerman Angels Professionals Board, lost her mother to breast cancer when she was in high school. Elyse is honoring the memory of her mother, who was an avid runner, by joining Team Imerman Angels for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
“I think of it as an opportunity […]
Imagine, for a moment, that helping cancer fighters and their caregivers was the main focus of your job. For Megan Alexander, a Cancer Support Specialist with Imerman Angels, this scenario is very real. And it is what she enjoys most about her role.
“My favorite part of my job is helping people and witnessing how […]
Stan Siuta, golf chair of the Sixth Annual Imerman Angels Golf Outing, is pumped up about the event for various reasons. But it is his enthusiasm about spending time with the people who enable Imerman Angels to offer one-on-one cancer support that really stands out.
“I am very excited to meet cancer fighters, caregivers, Mentor […]
To call Kenny Johns a survivor would be the understatement of the year. When it comes to thriving through life’s trials, Kenny defines the word “survivor.”
A Vietnam veteran who has lived in Dallas, Texas since 1985, Kenny was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in November 2015. This was not the first tough medical diagnosis Kenny […]
When Liam Ratliff’s mother asked him to participate in an event that benefitted cancer fighters after she was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer last year, Liam did not even consider saying “no.” And this was not the first time he dealt with the disease. Liam’s wife, Megan, lost her own mother to cancer.
A year ago, Marina Gavriel was confined to a hospital bed, unable to get up without the help of nurses. She had just been through a major surgery as part of her treatment for stage IIA breast cancer. Her battle with cancer was just beginning.
Today, Marina is preparing to train for the 2016 Bank […]