Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Upload a photo of your loved one to our tribute gallery and share a little something about their life.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month gives us a dedicated time each year to reflect on the disease that affects millions of people in the United States. We have shared useful information, ways to get involved and stories of hope and heartbreak throughout the month of October on Patch. Now, we'd like to give you the chance to weigh in by honoring your loved ones who've battled the disease. Upload photos of survivors or those whose lives you'd like to remember to our tribute gallery and share a little something about them in the caption line. Our hearts go out to all of the families impacted by this disease. Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
They are our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmas, husbands, uncles, friends and neighbors — and they all fought breast cancer. These brave Michigan men and women shared their stories with Patch.
We went looking for faces of survival. We found inspiration. Patch asked Michigan women and men who have fought breast cancer to share their struggles, tears and triumphs with us during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivor Cynde Lebert, 59, of Canton, tells newly diagnosed women: “You'll be fine. You're alive and that's the most important thing.” Farmington Hills resident Dick Jaeger, 70, is one of the approximately 2,140 men diagnosed each year with breast cancer. "The answer is know your body and don't take anything for granted," Jaeger said. "Every day, I'm a cancer survivor," said Jean Bean, a 58-year-old mom, wife and interior designer from Rochester. "I don't obsess about it, but it's always there." Nancy …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Trenton firefighters wear pink shirts for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
You may be thinking, "Pink is a girl's color." You think so? Tell that to their faces. The Trenton Fire Department (TFD) has picked up the pink baton and are running with it throughout the month of October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Using funds raised throughout the year Chief Bruce Vick had pink TFD polo shirts, complete with pink ribbons, made for each member of the department. "We take part in all types of charities and this is a big, national charity," Vick said. "NBA (national breast cancer awareness) has always been a big firefighter thing." Vick said the firefighters are not required to wear them, but most of them participate on their first shift back every three shifts. "There's been no objections from the guys," …