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Survivor Series – Meet Cassie Morrison

January 23, 2024

From the best shape of her life one day to a cancer patient in full-blown treatment the next By ELLYN SANTIAGO Cassie Morrison was 41 in the winter of 2019 and was arguably in the “best shape” of her life. The Westbrook wife and mother, also a ZUMBA instructor and half marathon runner, was copious […]

Part-time Employment Opportunity – TBBCF Walk Chair for the Walk for a Cure

January 15, 2024

The Terri Broduer Breast Cancer Foundation has an exciting part-time opportunity for a Walk Chair for the TBBCF Walk for a Cure, the Foundation’s signature annual fundraising event. Be part of an organization whose goal is to find a cure for breast cancer. Application closing date is February 29. To apply for the position, please […]

Survivor Series – Meet Christine Toner

November 26, 2023

Christine Toner’s story is not defined by her diagnosis By ELLYN SANTIAGO It was on a summer day, and her 25th wedding anniversary, that Christine Toner’s physician called and confirmed the diagnosis. “I dropped the phone,” the 55-year-old mother of two, shares. ”It was like a two-by-four hit me straight on the head.” In 2019, […]

Aimee Reed’s Light Still Shines

October 29, 2023

No longer with us, Aimee Reed still inspires (big) donations to TBBCF. Like $10,000 big By ELLYN SANTIAGO Though Maria Morin and Jen Massengale have never met, they have a connection. Maria is a business owner, who teaches and coaches in Rhode Island. Jen is a new business owner, who teaches and coaches in Connecticut. […]

Survivor Series – Meet Minerva Sadorra

October 28, 2023

“I walk to keep up hope, keep sharing our community’s passion that someday there’ll be a cure.”  By ELLYN SANTIAGO Minerva Sadorra’s breast cancer journey story is at once heart-wrenching and heart-warming.  Thirteen years after being first diagnosed, she goes “back in time”, a difficult place to go, to share her story with TBBCF: “Hopefully, […]

GNCC keeps raising the bar

October 28, 2023

This club has raised $74,000 to help TBBCF fund breast cancer research By Ellyn Santiago The Great Neck Country Club Women’s Association has raised more than $74,000 over the last eight years for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation at their yearly golf tournament.  And deservedly so. In 2017 it was inducted into the TBBCF […]

Online registration for walkers and volunteers is now CLOSED

October 5, 2023

Walk-up registration will be available on Friday, October 6 at Old Saybrook and on Saturday, October 7 at all registrations. See details below for walk-up registration. Please print the registration form to bring along. The registration form can be found by clicking here. Please remember to bring cash or check for the registration fee of […]

Caring for patients while working to find a cure ‘brings incredible meaning’ to her work

September 24, 2023

A conversation with TBBCF 2018 grant recipient, Adrienne G. Waks, MD By ELLYN SANTIAGO Over a telephone, even with a bit of a summer cold making her delivery raspy, in her voice one can hear, and feel even, the passion she has for her work. Work that will make a difference in finding a breast […]

FI Pams Pink Posse

Survivor Series – Meet Pam’s Pink Posse

September 24, 2023

Survivor Series: Pamela Morris Watt and her incredible “pink posse” by ELLYN SANTIAGO After learning in 2008 that her friend Pam Watt had been diagnosed with two types of breast cancer, Nancy Fraser Shepard had an idea about how to offer support. And the TBBCF Walk Team Pam’s Pink Posse was conceived. Born to support […]

Survivor Series – Meet Amy Caster

August 28, 2023

‘I can’t believe I’m making this call, but you have breast cancer.’ By ELLYN SANTIAGO Amelia “Amy” Caster is a survivor, though she hasn’t always seen herself that way. “For a very long time, I had a hard time thinking of myself as a survivor. I had so many people to help carry me through,” […]

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