Category Archives: Breast Cancer

October is flying by!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 is a bit more than half way over! If you are still looking for ways to help and make a difference; there is still time for you to get involved!
Make a donation and help us raise money for breast cancer research by donating to Bakes for Breast Cancer! We believe the way to find the cure, which is important to all of us, is to provide money for breast cancer research; our money helps in treatment options with the hopes that one day the missing pieces to find the cure will be found!
Donate today and …


Hold an #OfficeBakeSale for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is quickly passing but if you want to do something simple and help us raise money for breast cancer, our breast cancer nonprofit Bakes for Breast Cancer has the right event for you to do! It is simple to do and can make a difference! The great thing is you can do it now!
Our nonprofit Bakes for Breast Cancer raises money for breast cancer research with the hopes of finding a cure through dessert-oriented events. This October we introduced the #OfficeBakeSale @Bakes4bc. We know every office loves to enjoy a sweet treat. We ask that you …


Themed Chemo Visits Help Breast Cancer Patient Cope with Treatment

Cancer treatment is never fun, but Cheryl St. Onge figures if she has to go through it, she’s doing it with style — and smiles.
Each time the breast cancer patient arrives at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center for her infusion visit, she wears a different themed outfit. One time she was a cowgirl with boots, hat, and a fringed vest; another time she came ready for a Hawaiian luau with the appropriate loud shirt and lei. Last month she was a nurse in scrubs.
Susan and Rita on “Margaritaville Day” (That’s a sports drink margarita)
Cheryl and …


Visit All Salvatore’s Locations October 20 & 21!

As I have mentioned before it is the people we meet that makes fundraising very special. When someone wants to do more for you and give you a donation over and above their support of one of our events Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, we are very grateful for their belief in our organization Bakes for Breast Cancer.
We would like to thank our friends at Salvatore’s (all of their five locations in the greater Boston area) for wanting to remember the importance of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time to remember those who have passed away, those who are …


The inspirational people we meet!

The emails we get and stories we hear from those we don’t know are always very special to us. We had the opportunity to hear from a lovely young woman who wanted to bake goods for those who contacted her, deliver them to their offices so they could have a little bake sale. The funds she received would go to Bakes for Breast Cancer.
We had the chance to meet this lovely young woman and what an inspiration she was to us! We talked about ways she can get involved with our organization. In the near future you will hear more …


To the inspirational people we meet!

Here is to the inspirational people we meet doing our work at Bakes for Breast Cancer! Some we have met, others we look forward to meeting but have only had the opportunity to know through emails.
They inspire us to do more and challenge us to think and create new events! They take what we create and bring life to what we envision.
We thank them! Tomorrow as we start October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and kick-off of the Office Bake Sale at Bakes for Breast Cancer, we need you to get involved!
In the meantime, learn more about our Office Bake Sale …


Get Involved Join the Office Bake Sale!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is soon approaching and we are excited to be kicking off a new event the First Annual Office Bake Sale!
We know how much everyone loves sweets at the office! Now the sweets at your office can help raise money for breast cancer! Your office can help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer that touches so many we know and love just by having you and your coworkers bring desserts to your office, every day during the month of October!. Sell the sweets to your coworkers as a part of the Office Bake Sale …


ASCO issues new guideline on treating patients with advanced, HER2-negative breast cancer

Dana-Farber doctor co-chairs ASCO expert panel to develop guideline

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a new clinical practice guideline on chemotherapy and targeted therapy for women with HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. The guideline provides detailed, evidenced-based information on the efficacy and side effects of various therapies.
“In releasing this guideline, our aim is to improve both the length and quality of patients’ lives,” said Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH, Founder and Director, Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer,Director, Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and co-chair of ASCO’s expert panel that developed the …


Peter Devereaux Last Blog: Time to get caught up with Peter

This was the last blog Peter Devereaux sent to us last month.  It is with heavy hearts we share Peter’s last blog again in light of his recent passing at the age of 52 from male breast cancer. 
For us, Peter was a beacon of light and an inspiration to anyone who had the wonderful opportunity to know and meet him.  For me, meeting Peter was indeed a special gift I will hold in my heart forever.
Peter was a true fighter both in the ring and out of the ring;  a hero who not only served his country bravely but …


Five Tips for Managing Stress During Cancer Treatment

Everyone faces stress from time to time, but a cancer diagnosis can be particularly challenging for both the patient and the family members.
“For many of our patients and survivors, they experience a great deal of stress related to
Eric Zhou
their diagnosis, treatment, or fears of recurrence,” says Eric Zhou, PhD, clinical psychology fellow at Dana-Farber’s Perini Family Survivors’ Center. “But they also have general life stresses on top of that, like family, finances, and work, that don’t go away just because they’re battling cancer.”
Zhou, who leads Dana-Farber’s Survivor Stress Management and Relaxation Training (SMART) workshops, provides some tips on how to …