Breast cancer survivor says fitness was key to her recovery

Good News Notes: “Donna Hopkins has survived breast cancertwice and lost part of her left leg due to an unrelated blood clot. But none of those trials has slowed her down. In fact, this lifelong athlete went on to become a competitive rower — and now she’s even thinking about trying ice hockey.” “I tell…

2K Announces $500,000 Donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®

Good New Notes: “2K today announced that the Company will donate $500,000 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) as the culmination of a partnership and fan activation surrounding the launch of WWE® 2K20 earlier this fall.” “The donation will support breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and critical support for patients and their…

Mom With Cancer Finds Angel Behind Act Of Kindness In Diner

Good News Notes: ” Sunday was a good day for Amy Pettenato, a mom who’s been fighting a fierce battle with breast cancer. Sunday, she got the chance to spend some quality time with her husband Mike and daughter Angelina at the Metropolis Diner in Medford. But what happened next is an extraordinary story that…

7Everyday Hero: Cancer survivor gives hearts of hope to those still in the fight

Good News Notes: “Willard needed her pillow in 2015 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following her double mastectomy, nurse navigator Ellen Buchannan gave her the pillow gift.” “It’s why she started JWill Pink Village. To date, the nonprofit has sent 2,500 pillows to people battling breast cancer across the country.” “How it works,…

Warriors on Water, more than breast cancer survivor team

 Good News Notes: “Warriors on Water have been competing in Dragon Boat racing for 10 years.” “The team brings together many women who’ve never played a sport but all share a similar battle.” “The Warriors On Water—are the only Central Florida team and they want to represent their hometown—as they dart off into Turkey Lake…

Family and friends throw surprise celebration for breast cancer survivor

 Good News Notes: “Family and friends threw a breast cancer survivor a surprise celebration of life at her Conshohocken salon in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” “Gider is 6.5 years cancer-free.  She was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer but it was stubborn and it kept coming back. She underwent 13 surgeries and ultimately…