Spotlight

Hear from the supporters, warriors and thrivers themselves who have turned making a difference into their mission.

The Supporters: Marc & Jean Malnati

As told to Britt Julious My parents were very generous people, always seeking a way…

Find Your Joy and Go There

After surviving breast cancer, Nicole Czarnomski lives her life with joy and inspires others to…

The Thrivers: Dana and Shelley Stewart

Our summer issue’s thrivers are the mother-daughter duo of Shelley and Dana Stewart, breast and uterine cancer survivors.

A Donation of Destiny

If she hadn’t donated a kidney, Ashly Gardea may have learned too late about her cancer diagnosis.

The Warrior: Leonard Gilbert

The summer issues warrior is Leonard, a lymphoma warrior diagnosed during the pandemic.

Just Do It

Pre-vivor Paige Kornblue says observing her mother’s surprise battle with colon cancer inspired her to take her health seriously, even during a pandemic.

The Supporter: Brad Beetham

Brad Beetham of Cal’s Angels is the international issue’s Spotlight Supporter.

“Cut Here”

Armed with a brand new targeted therapy option, familial support and a sense of humor, Shannan A. is rising above brain cancer.

Insist and Persist

After a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis, Leslie Ferris Yerger realized there was a lot she hadn’t known about the risk of cancer when it comes to dense breasts. With the formation of nonprofit My Density Matters, she’s urging other women to take action.

A Happy Ending

Even with a cancer diagnosis, there can be moments that are cause for celebration.