May 15, 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie, who got a double mastectomy to lower her chances of breast cancer, will also have her ovaries removed, according to People magazine. Jolie said in a New York Times editorial Tuesday that she had her breasts removed and reconstructed because she has a gene mutation that makes her risk of breast cancer high. Women with the BRCA1 gene mutation also have a high chance of developing ovarian cancer. There is no test to detect ovarian cancer and women often die from the disease because it is diagnosed in the late stages.
May 14, 2013
Actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy rather than risk developing breast cancer hit close to home for Melissa DeSantis, a Bel Air mother of three children. As DeSantis read about Jolie's experience, she began to feel a sense of kinship to the Hollywood star. DeSantis also made the tough decision to have her breasts removed in a February surgery. Like Jolie, she had one of the inherited gene mutations that leaves many women more likely to develop cancer.
May 10, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - An annual Major League Baseball undertaking to provide exposure and money to cancer-awareness charities became embroiled in a bit of a controversy Friday, with an Oriole being one of the players inadvertently involved. On Sunday, as part of its Mother's Day celebration, participating players will wear and use pink equipment - to bring more awareness to breast cancer issues - as they have since 2006. The items will then be auctioned off with proceeds going to charities including Susan G. Komen For The Cure, which has championed breast cancer research for decades.
May 6, 2013
The successful relationship between WWE and Susan G. Komen will continue, as a special Mother's Day campaign has been launched. “Make Mom Proud” is an awareness campaign to support the fight against breast cancer. The TV and digital campaign, which coincides with Mother's Day, calls on supporters to do something meaningful for their moms and the other important women in their lives. As part of the campaign, WWE will urge fans to support moms by taking steps to educate themselves about the disease, participate in local Susan G. Komen Races in their communities, and donate to Komen, the world's largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
April 8, 2013
Bridget Ellen Mooney Spence, who raised funds for the Susan Komen Foundation, died of complications from breast cancer Thursday at her home in Sudbury, Mass. The former Baltimore resident was 29. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of William J. Mooney, an accountant, and Dorothy Hermann Mooney, a retired Gilman School teacher. Raised in Pinehurst, she was a 2001 Roland Park Country School graduate. She earned a cum laude degree in international relations from Boston University.
March 7, 2013
Harford Gymnastics, along with 2,600 other athletes from across the country, competed at the Pink Invitational in Philadelphia, Pa.., Feb. 22 to 24 to support Unite for Her and breast cancer awareness. Harford's Level 7 team shined, taking first place in a field of tough competitors. Additionally, Harford took second at Levels 6 and 8, third at Level 5 and fourth at Level 9. The entire Harford team (Levels 4 to 9) had 22 athletes score above 36 in all-around and four gymnasts tallied all-around scores above 37. A new club beam record was set at Level 7 and one of Harford's Level 9 athletes was recognized with the Strength of Character Award.