On this Thanksgiving day I am thankful for countless things. Here are several: Thankful for cancer patients around the world that inspire us every day with their tenacity and hope. Thankful for skilled physicians who diagnose, operate, and treat cancer patients with expertise and care. Thankful for family and friends

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CURE Patient Guides

Grateful that the editors at CURE magazine have made available (free of charge) the patient guides below. Here’s how CURE introduces these valuable resources: CURE introduces its new series of patient pocket guides. These guides are designed to help newly diagnosed patients navigate through everything from screening to treatment to side effects. We

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“Hey Cancer! We’re Coming After You!”

Love seeing Richard Sherman playing offense against cancer. Here’s an excerpt from an article at discussing his new partnership with the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle: Richard Sherman is talking trash again, and his latest target could be his toughest yet. Sherman has signed on as a spokesman for the Swedish

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Bracelets For a Cure

We love the grassroots movement that is Team Julia! People of all ages are taking their various talents and leveraging them for the advance of our mission. The latest example of this comes through young people making bracelets for Team Julia. Thank you Gwen, Logan, Jacob, Bella, Mia, Meg, and

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Team Julia Benefit Concert

If you’re in the Whatcom County area, please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the Team Julia Benefit Concert at Meridian High School. We are deeply grateful for the vision and leadership of one high schooler who is dedicating his senior project

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Cancer’s Annual Report

The American Cancer Society has helped publish the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2010. Here’s their summary of the results: Death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined for men and women of all major racial and ethnic groups and for most major cancer

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Quilting for Team Julia

We are deeply grateful for the amazing team of women who decided to use their incredible quilting talents to support the mission of Team Julia! Earlier this year this group, led by Noni Bowhay Ahlberg and Sheri Willson with input from all members, designed two beautiful quilts: ‘Julia’s Autumn Splendor’

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No Gamble Betting on These Ladies

We’re excited about our team running the Las Vegas Half Marathon next month! At our recent Team Julia Women’s Luncheon, the group paused for a picture in their new Team Julia hat. Many thanks to Megan, Julie, Shelly, Gretchen, and Michelle for your support of Team Julia. In this case, what

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Team Julia in the News

We are very grateful for Samantha Wohlfeil’s recent story about Team Julia in the Bellingham Herald. Truth be told, it’s hard for our founder to be “in the news” — Julia’s nature is to not bring attention to herself. But for the advance of our mission of research and benevolence,

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Cookies for a Cure (and Apples, Too)

We love the grassroots movement that is Team Julia! And we love how people of all ages are getting involved. For example, this weekend we learned of two eight-year-old girls near San Luis Obispo, CA who made “cookies for a cure.” Thank you, Berkeley and Bella, for your support of

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Team Julia Women’s Luncheon

We are excited to kick-off our first Team Julia Women’s Luncheon on October 18, 2013 at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. This annual event is an opportunity for us to introduce the mission of Team Julia to new friends while encouraging people in cancer care. While this event is intentionally

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The Truth in Small Doses

I’ve only read the Prologue, but I’m impressed enough with Clifton Leaf’s The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer–and How to Win It to commend it. Here’s the publisher’s brief book description: A provocative, eye-opening history of the war on cancer, The Truth in Small Doses asks

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Brian Porteous is One Tough Mudder

Team Julia is tough. That’s why we have representation at this year’s Tough Mudder outside Seattle, WA. And one of the best people we can think of to represent us there is Brian Porteous. His story is compelling. In fact, there was a time when participating in a Tough Mudder

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High Quality Cancer Care and Its Costs

Dr. Peter Bach (Center for Health Policy & Outcomes/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Institute of Medicine) is deeply concerned about the escalating costs associated with cancer care. In the video below, Dr. Bach reports that cancer care is “probably the primary driver of medical bankruptcy” and that “the majority

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