Monday, February 4, 2013
Planning your big day? Buy your dress this weekend and all proceeds will go for a good cause.
Looking for a vintage wedding dress for your big day? Your purchase could benefit The Gathering Place. The cancer support organization's warehouse sale this Saturday, Feb. 9 will include vintage sample gowns in sizes 8 and 10 provided by Brides By the Falls. The dresses will sell for $250 or less and will benefit The Gathering Place. Furnishings and collectibles will also be for sale. The warehouse sale is at 4911 Commerce Pkwy, Warrensville Heights, OH from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Cindy Young says her fight, including 16 chemotherapy treatments, was initially like looking up at a mountain
In talking to Cindy Young, you might hear the Cleveland Heights resident crack a joke or loosely refer to the past three years of her life as the "breast cancer odyssey." She hasn't always taken that light-hearted approach, but the support of friends and family made her appreciate the opportunity she had a chance to fight through the disease. "The support was incredible," she said. "They were always there, helping me through every step of it, so I never felt like I was alone. "Also, I have to say that if you're going to have cancer, a great place to get it is Cleveland. We have great medical centers here." Laurie Klopper is one of the people who sat by Young's side during chemotherapy and wig shopping. Klopper calls Young her best friend. …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Ten percent of purchases made during Blush Boutique's benefit party will be donated to The Gathering Place
A Coventry Village boutique will turn pink this Saturday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Blush Boutique will host a "Passion for Pink" benefit party from 5 to 10 p.m. at 1783 Coventry Road. The shop will be filled will pink decorations, dresses and miniature martini glasses to celebrate the perseverance of cancer survivors like owner Laurie Klopper's best friend, Cindy Young. "I'd always heard about breast cancer and I ran the (Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure) for years, but you never think this is going to affect you until it hits somebody you know," Klopper said. But she was just so upbeat during the entire experience." Young, a Cleveland Heights resident and three-year survivor, will also attend the event. Ten percent of …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Resources in and nearby Cleveland Heights, Beachwood and Shaker Heights for women fighting breast cancer that doctors don't offer.
By the nature of its side effects, cancer treatment can make a private battle a very public affair. For a woman with cancer, having a bald head or pale skin can make her feel like she's being targeted by a bright spotlight and a banner that says, "Cancer patient." But now more than ever, there are resources for women that will put the spotlight back on their work, their accomplishments and their life—and change that banner to simply read, "Woman." Though Cleveland Heights resident Cynnaria Caver has never battled cancer, her hair started thinning when she was barely a teenager. She became an expert at styling her hair to camouflage the bad spots and ease her insecurity. The experience inspired her to take her knack for taming strands to …
Monday, October 8, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's information about The Gathering Place, a Beachwood nonprofit that offers support groups and resources for people with cancer.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Monday, October 8, 2012
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of local resources and support groups such as The Gathering Place in Beachwood. The Gathering Place offers many specialized support groups for people with cancer and their families. For example, there are meetings for young people with cancer, caregivers, cancer survivors and physicians with cancer, to name a few. Details about programs and services are available on The Gathering Place's website…