In this edition of I'm So Glad You Asked That Question!, we answer questions from the To Life! Mastectomy Boutique Mailbox. If you have had or may have a mastectomy, these answers are very informative and will explain how To Life!'s mastectomy boutique can help you on your cancer journey.
In this informative and fascinating article, our director of education, Martha McCormick, explains how positive psychology can help patients stay emotionally healthy during cancer treatment. Using research from the University of Pennsylvania, Martha helps identify specific characteristics that are found in people who are "thriving," and how these characteristics can help us to stay positive in the face of great trial.
Shirley Andersen is one of our wonderful volunteers. As a survivor, co-chair of our spring gala, A Toast To Life!, and a member of the To Life! support group, Shirley truly is a shining example of the very heartbeat of our organization. Read this informative interview with Shirley about her cancer journey and her involvement in To Life!
Faces of To Life! - Susan Kugler
Every day we marvel at the good work of countless volunteers here at To Life! We have committed space in each newsletter so we can share the backstory of some of them. Susan Kugler has served on our Gala committee as Chair of the Silent Auction and we think you should get to know her.
How did you first hear of To Life! and what made you want to be involved?A board member thought I would enjoy a challenge in retirement. He was right! Working on the silent auction is right up my alley - a big project to be organized, directed, and implemented. Keeping track of a lot in my head is one of the things I do best.
(Published in To Life! Fall 2016 Newsletter)
Free Cancer Screening Series!
Sponsored by Cancer Services Center and St. Peter's Health Partners.
Call to make your appointment today! (518) 525-8680.
You’re a longtime To Life! volunteer - What does To Life! mean to you? To Life! was the first outside organization I contacted after my diagnosis - and telling my family of course. I wasn’t sure where to start. I was quickly given a contact who was a breast cancer survivor. I called her right away and felt good about having a heart-to heart conversation with her. She understood exactly what I was going through and could answer my questions. At To Life!, I’ve attended one of the support groups, utilized their wig and mastectomy boutiques and I’ve enjoyed massages there also. Eileen, the Executive Director, has been a good friend of mine since high school and I enjoy working with her.
(Published in To Life! Spring 2016 Newsletter)
An Update from the Miami International Breast Conference.
Conference notes from Dr. Richard MacDowell, Albany Medical Center
Breast Cancer conferences are filled with talks about chemotherapies and protocols. Also discussed this year were current issues relating to treatment options. Many were discussed in detail and deserve some further explanation.
(Published in the To Life! Spring 2016 Newsletter)
One of the services offered at To Life! is the proper fitting of breast prostheses (also called breast forms).After breast cancer surgery, a woman can take control of her appearance and boost her self-esteem with the proper fit of a breast prosthesis.This can make a big difference in a woman’s self-image. Read more for some frequently asked questions and answers concerning breast forms:
To Life! is partnering with H&R Block this tax season!
Get a referral code from our office and take it to the H&R Branch where you have your tax return prepared. If you are a new H&R Block client, To Life! will get a $20 contribution. Call the office for the code at 518-439-5975.
Did you know?
To Life! is on Amazon Smile's Charity list for donations!
Next time you are shopping on smile.amazon.com, choose "To Life!, Delmar NY" as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to To LIfe!
Start shopping today, and help support our organization!