Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, “More women in the United States are surviving and thriving after breast cancer than ever before. In fact, in the last 30 years, the breast cancer death rate has dropped an astounding 40%. The decreases are believed to be the result of finding breast cancer earlier through screening, increased awareness, and better treatments.”

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month STAR 99.1 is partnering with Pink Breast Centers throughout New Jersey to dispel common myths about breast cancer and encourage you to schedule your annual mammogram.

Join Kristen James as she talks with survivors and hear their inspiring stories!

As a mom of small kids, Courtney was told she was “too young” to worry about breast cancer. Because she chose to advocate for herself instead, it saved her life. Here is her story.
Having gone through breast cancer multiple times…Deborah is a fighter and survivor. Listen to her compelling story of being diagnosed at 30…and her journey since.
Lorie avoided mammograms because she was afraid of the pain. Listen to her share about finding something after a bath one night and how she’s doing today.
Cindy lost her Grandmother to breast cancer. The loss inspired her to stay vigilant with her own health. Hear how she keeps peace of mind when it comes to a family history of breast cancer.

Join Kristen James and Dr. Lisa Sheppard from PINK Breast Centers as they field questions, dispel myths and empower you with information to be your own best health advocate!

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  1. Janet Maison on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

    My friend Kiki Nicole had breast cancer at a young age and she was a strong fighter, with her friends and family around her to encourage her and give her the support she needed. She was able to over come this. I want to give a big shout out to an amazing mother and wife Kiki from south Brunswick NJ

    • ckates on October 14, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      Janet thank you for sharing that. We agree that Kiki needs a huge shoutout!

  2. Bill on November 1, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Just showed this to my wife. What a group of great stories. Thank you for your service.

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Agreed! 👏🏼

  3. Toni Schwartz on November 1, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    I have fibrocystic breast disease. I am very thankful for becoming aware of the Pink Breast Center. I will definitely be scheduling my appointment soon!

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Glad it’s helpful to you and glad you are taking that step!

  4. Carol Williams on November 1, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    It was so heartwarming to hear all of these stories. Thank you ladies for sharing the importance of getting an annual mammogram, I will be going.

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      🙌🏼 glad you are inspired to advocate for your health!

  5. Marlene on November 1, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    All of you are amazing…years ago, I had a 21 year old girlfriend who had breast cancer, and unfortunately she had to have a total masectomy. It was devastating but years later, she is thankful that she healthy and Alive! She has been cancer free for years! It is important to get checked and all the women in family do just that!

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks for sharing that Marlene!

  6. Merrily on November 1, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Early detection is an important message for all health issues. Breast Cancer has shown up in my family and we know firsthand the importance of state-of-the-art technology. I live in Red Bank and will be sharing the information about Pink Breast Centers with my friends.

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

      We’re so thankful for the advances that have happened to help people stay proactive!

  7. Myrna Gayadeen on November 1, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    My Aunt Patsy lost the battle to breast cancer in her second round but, her faith was not shaken. She testified to God’s faithfulness and encouraged others that early detection to save lives.

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks for sharing that Myrna!

  8. Whitney on November 1, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Early detection is key… sharing this with my friends 💗

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      We’re so glad to hear you’ve been inspired!

  9. Patricia Newport on November 2, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your stories, ladies! How brave you are! I hadn’t thought about getting a mammogram recently but now it’s all I can think about. If I feel this way then I’m sure it has resonated with other women too. Bravo! 😀

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:20 pm

      We agree! They are certainly brave and inspirational. 👊🏽

  10. Jackie S. on November 2, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you all for sharing your personal journeys. Your bravery and vulnerability touched me deeply and demonstrated such how important it is for us to speak openly about breast cancer. I only pray thousands of women will hear your stories and take heart to self check and annually schedule their mammogram. Thank you all again !! -Jackie

    • STAR 99.1 on November 2, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      We agree, their vulnerability is so inspiring and makes a huge impact!

  11. Sean Isaacs on November 17, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    These are powerful stories. I pray that many of the STAR 991 listeners and families take time to watch them. All of these women are powerful

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