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    Welcome, how can I, a breast cancer survivor of 18 years, help?

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    Hanks for the big welcome. To answer your questions, I live in Lincoln City on the beautiful Central Oregon Coast. I am doing great although, like every other cancer survivor, I hold my breath when it's mammogram time or time for any other screening. I work part time & spend the rest of the time volunteering. I am a member of Kiwanis & one of our fund raisers helps raise money for fellowships at Children's cancer centers in the Pacific Northwest. I am also involved with helping under insured & uninsured women get screened & treated. I also am helping gather data to try to learn why Lincoln City has the highest breast cancer rate in Oregon. Finally, I advocate for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network & participate in Relay For Life annually. Basically, if it's cancer related, I'm there.

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      I went to high school in Coos Bay and lived for years around Albany and Salem. The Oregon Coast is amazing. I miss it really bad even though it is only about an hour and a half to the California Coast. The coastline is beautiful here, yet not the same. You are really busy. It is inspiring to see someone who has been cancer free for so long and is so active.

      about 5 years ago
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