Turkey Creek Golf Tournament Tees Off for Albie Aware

Turkey Creek Golf Club

Gayle Petersen loves golf. She also loves life as a breast cancer survivor. Put those two things together and you have the Second Annual Ladies Breast Cancer, “Making a Difference Together,” Tournament for Albie Aware on October 15. Early detection and lots of support Gayle was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago when she and her husband […]

Chicago Fire – Cooking up Dough and Donations

Chicago Fire Folsom

Chicago Fire’s stated mission is “to capture the fun and enthusiasm of an authentic Chicago deep-dish restaurant and bring it to the west coast.” No matter how you slice it, the small chain certainly succeeded because their stores are hopping.” “People think we’re a franchise or corporate chain,” says Samantha ‘Sammy’ Schnetz of the local, […]

Sponsor Spotlight: #SacramentoPinkGuy

Bryan Hall Sacramento Pink Guy

Bryan Hall, AKA Sacramento Pink guy, is a man on a mission – and it’s personal. Maybe you have seen him around town. You can’t miss him; he’s the guy with a big, bushy, pink beard. He says, “People see this weird guy walking around with a pink beard, top hat, and a pink shirt […]

The Lady Legendz Softball Foundation

Lady Lengendz

More Than a Team. To describe the Lady Legendz as a softball team is like describing California as just a place with beaches. Both are so much more than that. Way more! And the Sacramento area is a better place because of them. The team has competed locally and has traveled across the country to […]

Burpees for Boobies

Gwen Poon Fit 36

Gwen Poon knows bodies inside and out – literally. During the day, Dr. Poon is a radiologist at Kaiser Permanente. She also owns and operates Fit 36, a fitness club in Folsom specializing in high intensity, interval training, a highly effective and efficient way to train. Gwen is an energetic, positive woman who celebrates her […]

Jason Lockard and Sacramento Whiskey 101

Jason Lockard and Sacramento Whiskey 101

Jason Lockard is the owner of Locked Barrel, the best whiskey bar in Sacramento. That’s his claim and he challenges anyone to prove him wrong. To showcase his new business and to support Albie Aware, Jason is hosting Sacramento Whiskey 101 on September 13 – an exclusive tasting event featuring 35 to 40 of the […]

Volunteer Spotlight – People Are Not Just Numbers to Mary Walters

Mary Walters and Mark Walters

Albie Aware is all about people. It is an organization of people helping people through one of the most difficult times imaginable. We are also very focused on numbers – the number of people we help, the number of people surviving breast cancer, the calculations of risk for any given population. As a non-profit organization, […]

Five Things Friday – Considering Implants?

Breast implants are in the news. Recently, at the request of the FDA, the maker of a textured silicone implant recalled the devices due to an increased risk of a rare form of cancer. In 2018, more than 100,000 breast cancer patients who had opted for mastectomies, chose to have reconstructive surgery, often with implants. […]

Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Man and wife with medical team

In 2019, more than 300,000 women and more than 2,600 men in the U.S. will receive a breast cancer diagnosis. The good news is that the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is around 90%. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you will have questions upon questions followed by more questions. Knowledge is power […]

Five Things Friday: Ways to Support Someone with Breast Cancer

Happy sick woman after chemotherapy and elderly mother hugging her

Today, most people with breast cancer are treated in an outpatient setting. They don’t have to stay in the hospital. During this time, they often need help, support, and encouragement. Studies have found that cancer victims with strong emotional support tend to have a more positive attitude and are better equipped to deal with the […]