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Jan’s 5K Challenge: Why I Am Walking

Posted by Jan Bresch Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 16th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Working in the cancer field I know the stats on how many people are affected by cancer each year. How many will be diagnosed. How many will die. What the stats don’t tell me is the heartbreak of a cancer diagnosis on a family, a colleague, or a community. Nothing can ever prepare you for a cancer diagnosis and nothing can ever ease the pain that goes along with its treatment or the loss of a ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Does Age Matter?

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Yesterday I was wondering what I would write about in this week’s post and came up blank. Until a conversation in the gym this morning made me question – “does age matter?” While on the elliptical a woman I occasionally talk with struck up a conversation.  I’ll be honest, at first I thought about pretending I didn’t hear her, because quite frankly I find it hard to work out and talk at the same time.  For me, ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Hitting the Skids

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Confession time – I hit the skids on healthy eating. Not just hit, but crashed right through the barricade like a runaway train. In my defense (yes I’m going to try to rationalize), I have been in the midst of buying a home and moving, both of which happened rather fast. Normally I can adapt to changing situations quite easily, but my usual organized self became the ultimate procrastinator which meant over the last two weeks ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Perks of the Job

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments »
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One of the perks of my job is that I get to meet people who inspire me. It is my pleasure and honor to work with researchers who do amazing work in the field of cancer prevention and early detection; community health care professionals who provide free and/or low cost services to the underserved; volunteers who give their time unselfishly; and individuals living with cancer who don’t let it define them. Never in my wildest dreams did ...