breast cancer

September 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Breast Cancer Awareness Organization Debuts Vicky, the Pink Firetruck

In memory of the three sisters that a former Bethesda career firefighter lost to breast cancer, the nonprofit, For 3 Sisters of Olney, converted an old fire truck to let those with breast cancer know they are not alone. The converted firetruck also will be used to convince women to get regular mammograms. The pink […]

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October 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Woman Diagnosed With Cancer Strives To Give Back

Going in and out of cancer treatments for almost 10 years, Silver Spring resident Liza Takounakis understands not just the pain and grief that comes with her breast and lung cancer diagnoses, but also the anguish of losing her hair. That is why, only about six months after her initial breast cancer diagnosis in 2011, […]

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September 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Cokie Roberts, a National Voice With a Presence in Montgomery

The loss of trailblazing journalist Cokie Roberts is certainly felt in Montgomery County. She may have been born in Louisiana, and both parents served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lived in the county for more 67 years. In 1960, she graduated from the all-girls Catholic school Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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December 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Re-Bra Program Inspired by Breast Cancer Survivors (VIDEO)

The price of bras for women can vary anywhere between $20-to-$75; and that can be on the low end. Prices are even higher for women if they need a special bra for nursing, after breast cancer surgery or if they need a special size. But for some women, buying a bra, no matter the price […]

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October 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Brem Foundation Offers Assistance for Breast Cancer Detection (VIDEO)

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that more than 200,000 women and more than 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. While mammogram screenings can help lower the risk of dying from breast cancer, staff from a local nonprofit, the Brem Foundation, said there are more things […]

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September 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Interfaith Works Kicking Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Re-Bra Event

To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Interfaith Works is teaming up with the Brem Foundation, a breast-cancer education non-profit, to launch a new program aimed for helping women access free, donated bras. Interfaith Works is launching an initiative titled, “Re-Bra,” a unique way for breast surgery patients to donate their pre-surgery bras to women […]

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August 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Breast Cancer Non-profit ‘For 3 Sisters’ Opens New Headquarters in Olney (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

‘For 3 Sisters’ is a local breast cancer nonprofit in Montgomery County that recently opened new offices in Olney. Here’s the story: Marshall Moneymaker is a retired Montgomery County firefighter and known to many in Montgomery County as the “the pink fireman” for his advocacy about breast cancer; a disease that claimed the life of three […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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October 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council has issued a proclamation recognizing the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out more in this video, below:

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October 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) has restored early voting centers in Bethesda and Burtonsville and the BOE is asking the state of Maryland for a tenth site in Potomac. #earlyvoting 2. You can pay off your library fines with […]

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