breast cancer


Graduation Bittersweet As Couple’s Focus Shifts To Wife’s Battle With Breast Cancer

It’s a new beginning for Brenten Barmettler. After his construction career slowed during the recession, he decided to go back to school and learn to fix diesel rigs, a job in demand.


punished for bracelets

Seventh-Grader Says School Punished Her For Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet

When Ashleigh Williams says her school Rio Prep Academy insisted she had to turn them inside out or take them off, it reached a head on Wednesday.


Susan Wilson

Rocklin Mother Says Ta-Ta to Ta-Tas Before Double Mastectomy

Two years ago, Susan Wilson found out she had the BRCA-2 gene. Her doctor told her she had an 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer. So, her husband Peter says the decision for Susan to undergo a double mastectomy seemed like a no-brainer.


Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times column that she underwent a double mastectomy due to the genetic risk she had of developing breast cancer. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie Says She Had Voluntary Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.



Over the past few months, I’ve gone through several boxes in my garage, trying to wean myself from admittedly packrat tendencies. While I’ve managed to shed quite a few things, I cannot part with a few of […]


Making Strides Motivation!

Making Strides

Thursday morning – very very early that morning – I emceed a kickoff breakfast for team leaders participating in the  2011 “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” in Sacramento. It’s the 15th year enthusiastic teams […]


Making Strides & Taking 2 Steps Back

I’m getting up at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning to drive to the Capitol and help emcee an inspiring event: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.