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  • Survivor Profile

    A Lesson in Service

    Rabbi Ben David was comfortable in his role of helping those in need, but he had to rely on others after his lymphoma diagnosis. The marathon runner has returned to an active life one step at a time.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • Survivor Profile

    The Bridge Builder

    Breast cancer survivor Bob Riter forges connections among people affected by all types of cancer.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Survivor Profile

    The Power of Patients

    Janet Freeman-Daily helps put patients at the center of lung cancer research.

    by Robin Meadows

  • Survivor Profile

    A Long Road Back

    Multiple myeloma survivor Gary Lambert deploys inventiveness and fortitude to deal with cancer.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • Survivor Profile

    Family Matters

    After Shigeo Tsuruoka was diagnosed with stomach cancer, his family came together to help him. His daughter, Aki Smith, was by his side as he navigated treatment and recovery. Now she offers guidance to other stomach cancer patients and caregivers.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Survivor Profile

    A Second Chance

    After the deaths of her sister and mother from cancer and a bout with osteosarcoma as a teenager, Court Simmons vowed to “do something amazing” with her life. Her goal is to be a pediatric oncology nurse.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • Advocacy In Action

    Fearless Friends

    Lori Marx-Rubiner and AnneMarie Ciccarella met on social media and grew close through their cancer research advocacy.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Survivor Profile

    The Gift of Music

    A self-taught musician takes what he has learned from his experience with kidney cancer to entertain, teach and inspire.

    by Jenny Song

  • Survivor Profile

    Putting Her Armor On

    An acute myeloid leukemia survivor and former TV news reporter finds a new reason to help others improve their health.

    by Jennifer Walker

  • Survivor Profile

    Going Full Bore

    Susan Leighton, a 19-year survivor, is a powerful advocate for ovarian cancer research. Her advocacy, which began locally in northern Alabama, has reached the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense.

    by Sue Rochman

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