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Category Archives: Newsletters

Together We Will Fundraising Campaign Raises Nearly $300,000

Written on March 18, 2020 at 11:11 am, by

Challenge Continues through June Following DONNA Marathon Weekend, we have reached more than 75% of our $300,000 fundraising goal to achieve a $100,000 matching gift. This gift is made possible thanks to the Weaver Family Foundation. The DONNA Foundation will receive a matching gift of $100,000 if we are able to raise $300,000 by March  Continue Reading »

Glorita’s Story

Written on March 18, 2020 at 9:58 am, by

In August of 2018, Glorita Selga was rushed to the hospital because a tumor in her breast ruptured. She was diagnosed with Stage IV, inflammatory breast cancer. Fear had paralyzed Glorita for many months from seeking help. The disease had left her unable to move, unable to speak, and unable to care for herself or  Continue Reading »

Research: Taking Strides to Better Cardiovascular Health

Written on March 16, 2020 at 12:56 pm, by

Running a marathon may sound overwhelming, but it could be the key to better health. First-time marathon runners significantly improved their cardiovascular health during training for a 26.2-mile race, according to a recent study. "This study showed participants had improvements in overall cardiovascular health, but particularly related to the stiffness of the aortic vessel," says  Continue Reading »

Survivorship Starts at Diagnosis: How Doctors Can Better Understand

Written on March 16, 2020 at 12:48 pm, by

BY KRISTIE L. KAHL PUBLISHED MARCH 07, 2020 While the term “survivor” can vary for many patients with cancer, Dr. Don S. Dizon suggested that survivorship starts at diagnosis and health care professionals must be cognizant of this as they treat patients. “A person becomes a survivor from the point they are diagnosed and for  Continue Reading »

13th Annual National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer Recap

Written on March 12, 2020 at 10:55 am, by

Second Year with the Reimagined Beaches Course Saw Repeat Victories in Six Divisions The 13th DONNA Marathon Weekend welcomed nearly 7,000 runners from all 50 states and 12 countries participating in multiple competitive race events, Feb. 7-9, driving $3.6 million in economic impact to the First Coast. This year’s race weekend, which took runners through  Continue Reading »

Morning Mixer with the Jags

Written on November 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm, by

On Sunday, October 27, The DONNA Foundation hosted sixty breast cancer survivors and their guests when Morning Mixer caught Minshew Mania for a day with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Donna Deegan and many friends cheered on the Jags to victory defeating the Jets 29 to 15. Thanks to all who attended, and to The Jaguars Foundation  Continue Reading »

Inaugural Fearless Series Launch

Written on November 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm, by

2nd Annual DONNA Puck & Stick Stair Challenge On Saturday, November 16, several hundred Fearless athletes joined us to take on as many as 1,796 steps inside the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Jacksonville for the 2nd Annual DONNA Puck & Stick Stair Challenge. DONNA Puck & Stick is the first of three signature  Continue Reading »

New microscope at Mayo Clinic brings researchers one step closer to curing breast cancer

Written on October 28, 2019 at 4:10 pm, by

The Jacksonville Mayo Clinic is now one of four facilities worldwide to use a new microscope bringing researchers one step closer to curing breast cancer. Researchers are one step closer to curing breast cancer at the Mayo Clinic with a new microscope called the Nanostring GeoMX. “We are excited to be pioneers in the evaluation  Continue Reading »

Are you fearless?

Written on August 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm, by

On Global Running Day, we launched our newest bling-earning, survivorship celebration idea called Fearless. Love over fear is the mantra of The DONNA Foundation. It is how we take the fight out of cancer and change the view from fear to love. We are taking this motto to the next level to showcase your fearless strength,  Continue Reading »

Our Love Over Fear Lesson

Written on August 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm, by

The Story of Reist and Andrea Meet Reist Mummau. He is a runner and blogger of ‘Run Hard Always Finish’ and became a DONNA Ambassador over a decade ago. He and his wife Andrea have travelled to Jacksonville, Florida from Missouri every year to race The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. But this year  Continue Reading »

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