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Feeling Lucky

  “What if your mom had never been diagnosed with cancer?  Your life would be so different right now.” As weird as it sounds, my friend was actually referring to how well my life has been going for the past … Continue reading

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Learning about giving back at an early age

Both of my girls attended Patapsco Middle School in Ellicott City, MD.  We all loved the school and it was a good experience all the way around! Recently Matthew Dymek, a teacher at Patapsco, contacted me about a service learning … Continue reading

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Focus on What Matters!

In this digital age, our brains are often overloaded with information received from multiple channels; whether that be from conversations, emails, instant messages, texts, tweets, Facebook updates, etc. With so much information coming in, it is easy to become distracted … Continue reading

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Run 13.1 (Hilly) Miles to Help Change Over 200 Lives

I just signed up to run the Maryland Half Marathon and I invite you to do the same! Maryland Half Marathon May 15, 2011 13.1 Mile Half Marathon Kids Fun Run Register Today! The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults … Continue reading

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Why? Take this exercise

In preparing for the 2011 UCF Staff Retreat, a group of us we discussing content for the meeting and we were asked the question “Why do you do what you do?”  “Why is that important?”  Not to take away from … Continue reading

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Passion. Perspective. People.

The Cancer to 5K program begins its eighth season tomorrow morning and the NOVA (Northern Virginia/DC Metro) group has mixed feelings about the commencement of this particular season. While they are pumped to get rolling, they are saying good-bye to … Continue reading

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Congratulations Diana Ulman – Howard County Women’s HOF!

Last night, I had the pleasure to attend Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony where one of our own was an inductee – UCF Founder Diana Ulman! Sharing the night with four other amazing women and a packed … Continue reading

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What inspires YOU?

I have always been a fan of quotes; New, old, traditional, well known, not so well known, you name it. I think they can be pretty powerful and either inspire you to do something great or reflect on a significant … Continue reading

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Fertility Preservation, Patient Navigation and Cancer Survivorship

March is Women’s History Month and an appropriate time to blog about one of the most rewarding and complex parts of my work as a patient navigator- supporting young women in their decision making processes related to fertility preservation options … Continue reading

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Light One Little Candle

Last Tuesday, The University of Maryland Social Work Department and the Greenebaum Cancer Center became the 14th partner for the Light One Little Candle Foundation. The Light One Little Candle Foundation was created by Joelle Pauporte, a physician who was fighting breast … Continue reading

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