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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Did you know that every three minutes, another woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer?

Breast Cancer Prevention is our focus. The information on this web site is for women of all ages who are striving for healthy and cancer free living. Many of the links will lead you to a better understanding of women's need to stay healthy and fit so that we as individuals can prevent breast cancer.


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Karen's Story

Karen Schwanke is a breast cancer survivor and lives in Melvern, IA. She has done everything in her power to be cancer free and healthy since her diagnosis. Karen annually participates in the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer in which she has completed the full marathon and a half in two days (a total of 39.3 miles) raising money for cancer education and research. Thousands of women are participating in the annual AVON marathon which is featured in different major US cities at different times throughout the country.


Jill's Story

Jill Cruey, Karen's sister, developed this web site in September 2004 for family, friends and all women interested. In September 2006, she had a mamogram because of a suspicious lump. After 6 weeks from the time of the 1st mamogram to the needle core biopsy, the doctor called to say the findings were benign. The breast that was biopsied was not the one that initially worried Jill.

"I have to be honest and say that I haven't adhered to all of dietary cancer prevention items listed throughout I also have been inconsistant with my self breast exams. 6 weeks ago, I realized that I have to take my own advice seriously. I have reprinted the 12 steps from the Breast Cancer Prevention Diet by Robert Arnet, MD. It's now displayed again on my refrigerator."




Contributions to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer help support medical research into the possible causes of and cure for breast cancer, education and early detection programs, and clinical care and support services for women with breast cancer in communities across the country.


It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make a difference by making a tax-deductable donation online by simply clicking HERE.