By working under the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, our fund operates as a 501C3 charitable fundraising organization.

 

Beautiful and Courageous .

These are our Thriver Stories...

Melissa L. Beer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2016, my world turned upside down. The fear of ”OMG am I gonna die” became so real and was very hard to process. Once I had a plan together and knew what I was facing, it became a little easier... BUT then I felt so alone.

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Marie Schultz

My name is Marie Schultz & I was introduced to the Pink Pumpkin Project in 2016. In October of that year, I turned 40 & on the recommendation of my Doctor, I scheduled my first Mammogram. I really didn’t give it much thought, as I was scheduling all my other yearly routine appointments at the same time.  Unfortunately, they spotted a mass on my left breast right away & scheduled a Biopsy. A few weeks later I got the results : Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I had Breast Cancer. 

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Sharon Theodore

Hi, my name is Sharon Theodore and I am an 8 year breast cancer survivor.  I was 46, married to my wonderful husband Jim for 24 years, daughter, Janelle was graduating from St. Bonas with her master's, and my son Jakob was 10 and still needed his mom.  My life was cruising right along and then I hit a "bump" in my journey. 

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Dawn Palmer

My name is Dawn Palmer. I was diagnosed with Triple negative breast cancer on March 21st 2015.

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Tina Ketchner

I was introduced to the pink pumpkin project when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.  At that time I was a 5 year breast cancer survivor.  

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