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2018 Community Gift to Breast Cancer Patients


We are pleased to announce that the Olympic Gold Medalist and breast cancer survivor, Dorothy Hamill, will be the featured speaker at our 24th Celebration of Life luncheon to be held at the Vail Marriott Resort and Spa on Friday, August 3, 2018. Hamill, whose trademark skating move, the “Hamill camel,” along with her signature bob haircut which went viral during the 1976 Olympics, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Over the years she has been involved with many organizations, including the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the International Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society, advocating education for women. Hamill’s 2007 memoir, “A Skating Life: My Story,” has inspired many to pursue their dream.



Radiation Experience

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Your Neighborhood

In breast cancer, women who live in neighborhoods with the highest 20 percent of education and income are twice as likely to be diagnosed with that disease, a 2017 study found.

Heart Association Warning

Cardiologists are not telling women with breast cancer to decline treatment - far from it. But in its first-ever statement on the most common female cancer, the American Heart Association warned on Thursday