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In the News 2014

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The One Hundred Recap!
We received an email in mid February congratulating the PRT on being one of the one hundred honorees of over 1,000 nonprofits world wide selected by Massachusetts General Cancer Care Center.  You can access the article by going to  

Matt Damon was our guest speaker and Valarie Harper spoke for all of us selected as she is one of the onehundred. There were two pre parties followed by the dinner and an "after glow" at 9:30 p.m. Valarie and I share something in common.  We both have types of lung cancer which will never be completly gone from our lungs.  Unfortunately, Valarie was told she had brain cancer and there was nothing they could do for her.  

Some of you would remember she had to leave "Dancing With The Stars" because of difficulty in breathing.  She had heard of Massachusetts General, made an appointment with one of their cancer specialist.  He gave her a powerful new drug, the cancer in her brain was actually lung cancer.  

Her last ct scan showed no cancer in her brain!  The highlight of the evening was speaking to her.  Her enthusiam is contagious. I'd like to thank all the men and women who have supporcause,funding free mammograms for uninsured women.

Our total donations to the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Breast Health Servicesas of December, 2013, is $160,840.

Spirit of Hope Award - September 9, 2014
Patricia Nolf and the Pink Ribbon Trailblazers were given the 'Spirit of Hope" Award during their annual Recognition Evening at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.  Breast cancer survivors and their families were treated to drinks and many appetizers before the program.  Dr. Amy Kirby and Dr. Judie Goodman presented the award followed by the question and asnwer session of breast health questions from the audience.  The acutally award reads:  "Spirit of Hope Award Awarded to Patricia Nolf, who, in the face of adveristy, exemplifies the true spirit of strength and hope!  On this date:  September 9, 2014  "The human body has limitations, The human spirit is boundless."  Dean Karnazes

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Newspaper Article Links

January 2012 - Oxford Leader (Click Here )
Calendars depicting breast cancer survivors fund free mammogram

January 4 2012 - Oakland Press (Click Here )
12 Oakland County women become 'calendar girls' for a good cause

July 9, 2012 - Oakland Press (Click Here )
Pink Ribbon Trailblazers raise money for charity at U.S. Senior Open

Sept 2012 - Oxford Leader - (Click Here )
Pink Ribbon Trailblazers take their last walk


August 15, 2010 - Michigan Woman's Forum (Click Here )
Pink Trailblazers event to fund breast health services at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

September 1, 2010 - Oxford Leader (Click here )
Luby's Boobies to blaze trals with Pink Ribbon

On June 24, 2009, the Lake Orion Review had an article titled: "Blazing trails in cancer prevention" Click here to the article!

On November 20, 2008, Jack Weiner from St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital thanked the Pink Ribbon Trailblazers for their efforts. 

In the Fall of 2008, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital recently sent out a letter to their patients regarding the Pink Ribbon Trailblazers and making a donation. 

Click here for "Her Mission: Mammograms" article in the Detroit Free Press, September 7, 2008

"Money for Mammograms" produced at Orion Neighborhood Television.