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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 […]