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4th Annual Kids & CarePacks Event

CarePack Kids Touch Others…and Feel Good Inside!  The room was packed with kids of all ages and their families, who were cheerfully decorating gift bags, writing encouraging notes and stuffing CarePacks with all kinds of self-care items cancer patients need while undergoing treatment. These include lotions, fuzzy socks, granola bars, and...

Chemo Hair Loss and Care Tips – Be prepared!

“While no one undergoing chemo is every ready for their hair to fall out – there are some things you can do to be prepared, which lessens the impact” (a little), according to DeOndra Brennan, an oncology nurse at Integris Cancer Institute and licensed cosmetologist. But her best qualification to...

Fight Like a Viking!

  This is the new vision Aimee Curry carries within her heart, her mind and her soul. Her formerly shy, quiet and gentle spirit has been transformed by the excruciating pain of loss, the brutal attack on her life and love that never dies. Her enemies are the grief from the...

Michelle’s Brave Shave: Fight Like a Girl!

Michelle Crider was always vigilant about her yearly breast self- exam, even though she was just 32 and had no family history of breast cancer. Perhaps being a surgical technician and working around cancer made her wary – or at least aware of the disease. Michelle never really thought about cancer...

Infertility & Cancer

  Cancer Isn’t Fair Tarah D. Warren, MSW Tenaciously Teal, Inc   Foreword In the summer of 2016, I wrote an article about Infertility & Cancer. The article was published in The John Hopkins University’ Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, but I never told anyone. In fact I don’t even know what I did with the complimentary...

Tenaciously Teal’s 4th Annual Care Packs & Cocktails 2019

Making an Impact in the Fight Against Cancer! Anticipation mounted as the long line outside the Criterion pressed its way into Tenaciously Teal’s 4th annual Care Packs & Cocktails fundraiser April 12. Once inside, an electric buzz of music, chatter and laughter welcomed some 800 glittery guests who came to share...

Care Packs on the Move

Today we once again had our office filled with volunteers helping us send love to cancer fighters nationwide.  Tenaciously Teal has begun receiving care pack requests daily and this month alone, have mailed out over 400!  Anyone can request a care pack online for themselves or a loved one and,...

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...