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©2018 BREAST CANCER HAWAII

Handmade pink ribbon made with dyed coconut fronds by women in the Marshall Islands and Natalie Nimmer, Breast Cancer Hawaii supporter.

Anela Pinho-Hernandez is the proud and loving daughter of a Portuguese Hawaiian father and a Marshallese mother. She grew up in the Ma...

September 18, 2018

Lindsey Arcand (Survivor) and Rachel Winn (Best Friend and Co-Survivor)

We’re excited to announce that Aaron’s Dive Shop in Kailua will be holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Scuba Dive and Snorkeling Fundraiser for us in October!

Rachel Winn, who is an assistant manager a...

August 16, 2018

Once cancer treatment is over, many of us find ourselves trying to get back to the way we used to be before diagnosis.  We get so eager to jump back to the activities we used to do and eat the foods we used to love. On top of that, the hair starts growing (sometimes, i...

July 15, 2018

From left to right: Jennifer Merschdorf (Young Survival Coalition CEO), Jane Magaoay (Hawaii State Leader), Joanne Hayashi (Hawaii State Leader), Amanda Nixon (Regional Outreach Manager, West Region)

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) held its 3-day annual summit in Orlando...

October 9, 2017

It’s time to celebrate!  Happy Birthday to us!  As quoted by Oprah, “The more you CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE, the more there IS IN LIFE TO CELEBRATE.”  And we do… We have so much to be thankful for and celebrating life is just the icing on the cake.  

This Octob...

June 4, 2017

It’s been awhile since my last blog post because I have been very busy with a new project.  This new project started because of a conversation I had a few months ago with a high school student.  He approached me asking me about my experiences with breast cancer.  At fi...

You have probably heard about breast cancer and its survivors from many people- maybe news outlets, teachers or even family members have talked about breast cancer and the things you can do to support those who have it. Breast cancer is a very serious ailment that can...

February 15, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day!   There is so much LOVE in the air.  I feel that after going through cancer, LOVE is something that I treasure so much in my life.  I thought I’d share with you my story of love – how love conquers all.

In mid 2014, my fiancé, Sonny...

January 8, 2017

Last September, I was selected as one of 23 new Community Connectors for Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC).  LBBC is a national non-profit that provides a host of resources and support services for individuals affected by breast cancer.  Throughout my treatment last y...

December 11, 2016

In October, I watched a live streaming webinar offered by Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), called, “Stories from the Field: You, Your Job and Breast Cancer.”  The presentation covered issues, such as, disclosure, accommodations, and seeking a new job.  The panel con...

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