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Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Kugler



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)

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Free Cancer Screening Series!


Free Cancer Screening Series!

Sponsored by Cancer Services Center and St. Peter's Health Partners.

Call to make your appointment today! (518) 525-8680.

Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine Zampier


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)

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What’s the Latest News About Breast Cancer?


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)

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FAQs on How to Choose and Buy a Breast Prosthesis and Mastectomy Bra


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:


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Help Support To LIfe! with H&R Block


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.

To Life! and Amazon Smile


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!

Stepping Stones through the Raging River - Our Annual Appeal


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True healing encompasses more than just medicine – and it gives me great pleasure to report To Life! programs and services touched more than 8,000 lives this past year. You never imagine it happening to you, but every year thousands of women in New York are diagnosed with breast cancer. Many wonderful organizations are producing great advances in treatment towards a cure … but what about our family members, neighbors, friends and colleagues who are living with breast cancer now?

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Focus on To Life! Board Member: Catie Black


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We will be highlighting each of our Board Members in future Newsletters and Blogs, read all about our first Board Member,  Catie Black!

(Published in the Fall 2015 To Life! Newsletter)

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Breast Mammography: Where are we and where are we going?


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Submitted by Beth Whiteside, MD, Medical Director of SCC Breast Center, Albany Medical Center. (Published in  To Life! Fall 2015 Newsletter)

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