Albie Aware Sponsor Spotlight: Rome Cruz and Loove Clothing

Rome Cruz

Rome Cruz is a young man with a plan. And right now, that plan includes Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. For about a year, Rome has been thinking about starting a business that would benefit small non-profit organizations. He enrolled in a class on how to start a business and established Loove Clothing Company while […]

Albie Aware Sponsor Spotlight: Cindy Oswalt and Epicurean Wines

Cindy Oswalt, President of Epicurean Wines in Seattle, was already sensitive to the needs of people with breast cancer. Her mom was diagnosed 13 years ago. She also knows other survivors and she has a friend dealing with the disease right now. So, this is something that is near and dear to her heart. Timing […]

Albie Aware Volunteer Spotlight: Anne Jacobs

Anne Jacobs in the garden

“Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride!”  That’s how Anne Jacobs describes her life with breast cancer. “I’ve been battling and living with breast cancer for 17 years,” she says. 2003 / Age 42 Anne was initially diagnosed with Stage 3 triple positive breast cancer in 2003 when she was 42. “I found a lump in my left breast […]

Albie Aware Partner Spotlight: Elizabeth Klein and Wellness Within

When cancer is gone, is it really? Yes, the tumors may have been eradicated, but what about the fear, anxiety, and the emotional toll the disease has left in its wake? At Wellness Within, they know that “it” doesn’t end when your treatment stops. Coming Together to Serve Everyone Albie Aware and Wellness Within both […]

Partner Spotlight: Khanh Pham

Khanh Pham

“Things happen for a reason…it’s fate meeting like this,” says Khanh Pham, a hairstylist at Sugar A Hair Boutique in Sacramento. It was seemingly pure chance that Amanda Nelson, Executive Director of Albie Aware, went to Khanh Pham for a haircut. However, he’s not so sure it was by chance at all. A meeting meant to be? “I’m not sure […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Siena Marois

Siena Marois

Setting the World on Fire! “Go Forth And Set The World On Fire.” That’s a motto of St. Ignatius Parish School in Sacramento and it is a concept that eighth grade student Siena Marois has fully and enthusiastically embraced. The Arrupe Project The eighth grade has been assigned to complete The Arrupe Project, named for […]

Albie Aware Partner Spotlight: Jenny Weaver… a perfect “FIT”

Jenny Weaver with her dog

“I get so angry when  people don’t know who to see or where to go for care and then they die,” says Jenny Weaver. “Our system is broken, and I want to be an advocate to help people.” The moment Jenny learned of Albie Aware she jumped aboard without thinking twice. “I learned of Albie […]

Albie Aware Survivor Spotlight: Cherí Andrew

Cheri Person Andrew

To call Cherí Andrew “determined” would be a massive understatement. She fought her way through a long, difficult, and frustrating experience and has come out a champion. The lesson she learned is this: “You have to be your own advocate. Do not naively trust what doctors say. Educate yourself and demand the treatment you need. […]

Survivor Spotlight – The Tale of Two Women

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Keri Frank-Fuentes and Rachael Emborg: Two breast cancer stories This is a tale of two women. Each received a diagnosis of breast cancer with very different outcomes. Keri Frank-Fuentes and her cousin, Rachael, both shared a family history of breast cancer, though none of it first-degree. “There was a lot of it on both sides, […]