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Category Archives: Newsletters

Chasing Unicorns

Written on May 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm, by

It seems like it was just last week that the staff and volunteers of The DONNA Foundation were hustling around putting the final touches on the 12thAnnual DONNA Marathon Weekend.  With a complete relocation of the weekend’s events, as you can image, there was no shortage of things to attend too.  But thanks to our  Continue Reading »

FEAR. COURAGE. POWER.

Written on May 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm, by

Lindsey Hein: This is her story and it’s personal Have you ever met someone who you just know she is doing exactly what she was put on Earth to do? That’s how I felt when I met Donna Deegan, whom I had the privilege to interview on my podcast in 2017. I was introduced to  Continue Reading »

Celebrate. Empower. Honor.

Written on May 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm, by

Did you know The DONNA Foundation has a program focused on celebrating, empowering and honoring survivorship?  Although survivorship can mean different things to different people, survivorship for most begins at diagnosis and continues for a lifetime as a family learns to live with, and beyond, breast cancer.Survivorship can be one of the most complicated parts  Continue Reading »

1912 Society

Written on May 14, 2019 at 9:40 pm, by

Has anyone in your life ever been diagnosed with breast cancer? Would you like to know how a small contribution can make a life-changing difference? Did you know 1 in 8 U.S. women AND 1 in 833 men will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime? Even more scary... Nearly 73% of breast  Continue Reading »

What does “case management” mean?

Written on May 14, 2019 at 9:25 pm, by

Case Management seems to be one of those terms people use when they are trying to group several health care support efforts into just a couple of words.  By definition, case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s  Continue Reading »

Cancer is Cancer

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:21 pm, by

DONNA Marathon Weekend always delivers stories: stories of sacrifice, overcoming obstacles, and of triumph. Our own Donna Deegan shares one of her personal favorites from the 11th Annual DONNA Marathon Weekend. Mikey’s Story He was running all alone in first place. This guy who no-one had ever seen before. It was the Saturday before the 2018  Continue Reading »

Men Have Breasts Too

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:18 pm, by

Jim’s Story Five years ago, my wife and I were in bed when she felt a lump under my skin on my left breast. The lump was small but didn’t feel like an ingrown hair or pimple. I felt the lump and agreed it was different. My wife’s advice was to see our physician immediately, which  Continue Reading »

Board of Director Makes Exciting Changes

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:16 pm, by

Our DONNA Board of Directors made a few exciting changes over the last few months naming a new Chairman and adding new faces. Our outgoing Chair, Kirsten Sabia (PGA Tour), passed the leadership role to incoming Chair, Amy Mergen (FIS), late last summer. The full board also voted to add three new members this past December.  Continue Reading »

We Like to Have FUN

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:08 pm, by

A lot has been happening at The DONNA Foundation since you last heard from us. So we thought this would be a great opportunity to share. We hosted runners from 47 states and 15 countries at the 11th Annual DONNA Marathon Weekend this past February. Thousands of folks came together for a weekend filled with excitement,  Continue Reading »

Brick-by-Brick–Labor of LOVE

Written on March 13, 2018 at 5:58 pm, by

On November 28, 2017 as the sun set and the sky turned to a rich shade of PINK, The DONNA Foundation hosted 500 inaugural Brick-by-Brick owners at  Oceanfront Park, in Jacksonville Beach  for a dedication ceremony led by Donna.  The Foundation is paving the way to finish breast cancer and creating a space for love,  Continue Reading »

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