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KFOR Payit4ward

I had quite the surprise last month.  Each quarter we host a table at Integris Cancer Institute to pass out Care Packs and distribute information to cancer fighters.  Shortly after my arrival, I saw one of my mom's friends walking down the hall, which startled me, but then I realized...

Mammogram Found Invasive Breast Cancer Early

This week’s Wednesday Warrior, Kayla, shares her story and reminds us the importance of being proactive when it comes to our heath. Annual checkups and physicals can often be hard to schedule in the midst of busy lives, but when it comes to cancer and many other health issues, early...

Spotlight on the VA

Meet Bull.  If you spend time around the VA Medical Oncology Center, you may already know him.  When Bull is there for treatment, he spends his time making the rounds and talking to other fighters to ensure no one is sitting alone and sad.  As he explained it, he knows...

Why Does T. Teal Want You to Fight Like a Girl?

We're thankful for our community partners at The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP) for answering this question for their blog readers.  Follow the link below to read what the OKCNP said about why Tenaciously Teal wants cancer fighters to "Fight Like a Girl".  OKCNP Blog...

Early Detection with the Help of a Friend

In today's Warrior Wednesday feature, Michelle talks about how her daughter's service dog was the catalyst to catching her Ovarian Cancer diagnosis early. "About 10 years ago I had an uterine ablation. I was told if my fibroids ever started growing there would be some spotting. At the end of July...

Celebrating a Milestone

Dear Friends,   It was five years ago that I received my Stage IV Ovarian Cancer diagnosis. The outlook seemed grim, but I remember how in my weakness God gave me strength and determination to show His love to others who were hurting. I could have never imagined all the plans He...

Be Your Own Advocate: Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Most posts about ovarian cancer awareness begin "Primary symptoms include – pelvic or abdominal pain, bloating, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, feeling the need to urinate urgently or often” and every time I read them I think BUT HELLO, I’M A WOMAN I EXPERIENCE ALL OF THOSE THINGS ON...

Supporting Funding for Cancer Research

In May of this year, the President presented a 2018 budget to Congress that called for sizable cuts to the scientific and medical research community.  These cuts include large cancer researchers, like the National Cancer Institute (NCI), who would be hit with over $1 billion in cuts compared to its...

Tenaciously Teal (T. Teal) grew out of my love for fellow cancer fighters in the chemo room. I delivered care packs faithfully for sixteen months before T. Teal was formalized into a 501c3 nonprofit. After we became official, with direction from our Board of Directors, we began expanding to other...

From Fighter to Survivor

We were honored to showcase the fight stories of 13 women in our fashion show of cancer survivors at Care Packs and Cocktails. Hear from Jenny Herzberger about her experience as a cancer survivor and one of the 13 beautiful women who modeled during the show:   It is a weird...