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Ten Years and Ten More Birthdays: Building a Cancer Support Community

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / September 27, 2013

Amy Deavitt, Distinguished Giving Executive with the American Cancer Society of Vermont knows first hand the impact cancer can have on a person.  It has been ten years since those words, "You have Cancer" were spoken to her.  Amy shares her cancer journey with us and demonstrates how beutiful life can be when you are living with breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Nutrition: Supporting Patients and Their Recovery

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / September 26, 2013

Dr. Kim Dittus joined Chef Curtiss  and Judy Simpson on the University of Vermont's Across The Fence program to discuss breast cancer nutrition, diet and exercise for those in the community that have been touched by breast cancer.

On set Chef Curtiss demonstrated some simple techniques for including the whole family in the meal, from start to finish.  we did a rustic breakfast sausage and some gluten free maple oatmeal pancakes.  

I hope you enjoy!

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Growing a Cancer Support Community: My Journey with Cancers

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / September 19, 2013

The cancer diagnosis came the day before Thanksgiving.  I was 42 years old. I had lymphoma.  I told my doctor that I had the pies in my car and I was heading to New Hampshire to be with my family. Life has a way of turning us upside down.

I was in the prime of my life, building my own business, working 80 hours a week, raising two teen age children with a husband who traveled for work.  Life was grand! I went to the hospital because I had a nose bleed that wouldn’t quit.  When they told me they would have to cauterize the inside of my nose I said “no thank you” and left with the promise that I would follow up with my primary care. As many of you know, that is when the ball started rolling. One doctor’s appointment lead to a billion tests and more doctor appointments.

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Guest Appearance on TREATMENT SOS with Joni Aldrich on Cancer Support Network

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / July 5, 2013

Join us as we are doing a guest appearance on TREATMENT SOS with show host and author Joni Aldrich (www.jonialdrich.com) on Thursday, July 25th, 2:00-2:50 p.m. EST www.W4WN.com (Women 4 Women Network) and www.W4CS.com (Cancer Support Network). No downloads or Apps needed to listen. Treatment decisions are absolutely critical! These include setting goals for treatment and proactive next steps after diagnosis. (If you miss it, catch the rebroadcast on the Sat. after the show at 5:00 p.m. EST on both networks.)

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2013 Pink Ribbon Cooking Retreat Lake Placid