• 6/11/2010

    If you want to be inspired and filled with hope, plan to participate in the Hope on Wheels (HOW) 100 this fall.  The ride will take place Saturday, September 11th.

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  • 6/09/2010

    Last night as I was getting ready for bed, my husband called to me from the landing, “Babe, our friend had a heart attack this morning!”  He learned of this while catching up on old Facebook posts from earlier in the day.  I met him on the landing.  He seemed quite paralyzed by what he just read

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  • 6/07/2010

    In the cancer community, those that care for a cancer patient are considered co-survivors.  Whether it be a husband caring for his wife, or a son caring for his mother, or a friend caring for a friend, the individuals who provide primary care and support for the patient are often just as affecte

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  • 6/04/2010

    People often ask me how I can work in oncology and my answer is always the same. It’s a gift to be offered the opportunity to hear a piece of someone’s story.

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  • 5/28/2010

    We at Minnie Pearl are dedicated to offering guidance to adults impacted by cancer.  We continually seek innovative ways to respond directly and compassionately to questions and concerns with encouraging solutions.  As a natural outgrowth of the services we offer the cancer community, this blog

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  • 5/28/2010

    We at Minnie Pearl are dedicated to offering guidance to adults impacted by cancer.  We continually seek innovative ways to respond directly and compassionately to questions and concerns with encouraging solutions.  As a natural outgrowth of the services we offer the cancer community, this blog

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  • 5/27/2010

    At some time or another, you’ll hear from everyone on staff at The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation – it seems we all have a story to tell about cancer and we all want to be better informed about the issues surrounding diagnosis and survivorship.

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  • 4/30/2010

    In 2005, Al McCluney never suspected the abrupt turn in the road that his life took.  Active with his family (wife Laura, two daughters, and a son), church community, and a successful career in promotional sales, Al had routinely worked out, practiced yoga, had a healthy diet and been the family

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  • 4/30/2010

    As I began to think about sharing my story for this feature, we were in the middle of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

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  • 12/29/2009

    After 3 1/2 years of treatment for acute lymphocyctic leukemia (ALL), I found my soul worn thin.  Being 29 at diagnosis and 33 currently, single, with one parent, self-employed, and, over alone, I had no one to turn to.  Immediately following my diagnosis in Boca Raton, Florida, it became all to

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