Nonprofit Partner Feature: Keep A Breast

Organization name: Keep A BreastLeadership: Shaney jo DardenWebsite: keep-a-breast.orgFB: @keepabreast // IG: @keepabreastHow did your organization get founded? I founded Keep A Breast (KAB) 18 years ago after a friend, who was in her 20’s, was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had no prior comprehension of how early in life breast cancer could strike. It flipped a switch in my b...

My LympheDIVAs Story: Marianne

Name: Marianne DuQuette Cuozzo Occupation: Artist Location: Long Island, New York. I am a 3 x cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at 28 (1994) with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, had splenectomy and medieval amounts of radiation to my chest. In 1997 my cancer came back; I had ABVD chemotherapy. In 2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer caused by the mantle radiation I had in 1994. I had a double ma...

My LympheDIVAs Story: Kiku

Name: Kiku CollinsOccupation: MusicianLocation: New York CityWhen were you diagnosed with lymphedema? Or found out that you may be at-risk?I was told that I was “very low risk”, given my love of exercise, my dietary habits, my BMI, etc. I was careful with my arm after mastectomy (which included the removal of 6 lymph nodes). I did all the “right” things, and even brought my family to a lymphedema...