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Date with a Plate: Tickets on sale now!

Calling all Pink Ladies & T-Birds. Grease is the word at this year’s Date with a Plate on May 9th at the State Fair Park Expo Center. Tickets on sale now!

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New Mentor Training May 16 & 17 in Milwaukee

Milwaukee New Mentor Training registration is now open. Future cities/dates to be announced soon!

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ABCD Endorses Deadline 2020, Anderson Joins Board of National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition has set a goal: know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. ABCD stands behind Deadline 2020.

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ABCD Mentor Training at Walter Reed Medical Center Launches New Initiative

Truly personalized one-to-one support now includes ABCD mentors who are part of military families.

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Free Helpline: Monday – Saturday Get Immediate One-to-One Support & Information

Free, compassionate and confidential support from trained survivors here to listen to you.

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Why support ABCD’s Free Services this holiday season?

ABCD’s Board President Shares Personal Story of ABCD’s Impact

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Last Chance: Take a Chance. Take An Unexpected Journey.

Time is running out – last chance to purchase raffle tickets is October 31st. Call the ABCD office at 414-977-1780 (Option 6) for details on purchasing your raffle tickets today!

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Destination Ireland – 12 day CIE Irish Classic Tour

Come to Ireland, the country where everyone loves Americans. Travel to a beautiful place where everyone’s eyes will be smiling.  Circle the Emerald Isle. Experience its natural beauty. Tour, taste, […]

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Rocky Mountaineer Trip

Praised as one of the world’s ultimate experiences, traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is a luxurious voyage of adventure and discovery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Sweet and […]

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New Norwegian Breakaway Bermuda Cruise

Come aboard for a family experience you’ll cherish forever! Discover Bermuda. Enjoy the perfect summertime family vacation. Tucked away in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this historic British Territory […]

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American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

You will be transported back to a time when ladies in hoop skirts mingled on manicured plantation lawns, Southern hospitality flourished and Cajun culture added spice and tradition.  Discover the […]

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New App Connects You to ABCD

ABCD has partnered with HealthCue LLC on Survivorship App. Available for iPhones now. Available for Android soon!

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Non-Stop Community Commitment & Outreach

Busy community outreach includes collaborating with American Cancer Society. Sisters Network – Milwaukee and Wisconsin Pink Shawl Initiative.

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NPR Photo Blog: Life with Breast Cancer at 28

There are many artists in the ABCD family. One of them shares this visual conversation about cancer at 28 and the power of friendship.

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Sendik’s Takes ABCD to the Ballgame!

Balistreri Owned and Operated Sendik’s Food Markets awards ABCD $40,500 at Milwaukee Brewers game!

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Date with a Plate 2013 was the Bee’s Knees!

A “roaring” 20’s success, DWP at the Speakeasy drew “front page” attention for ABCD’s mission, sponsors and restaurants.

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Fundamental Beliefs Guide our Work

It’s all about how and why we connect you one-to-one.

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Education & Support Workshop – Listening, Learning & Lunching

ABCD Mentors-Only Event – Saturday March 16. Special sessions on listening and empathy. Lunch and ABCD update, too!

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DATE WITH A PLATE 2013: TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Date with a Plate at the Speakeasy
Friday May 10, 2013
Pritzlaff Building downtown Milwaukee
6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Help Build a World Where Everyone Has Personalized Breast Cancer Support

Every donation made to ABCD brings us closer to a world where one-to-one breast cancer support is the standard of care.

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New Year Kicks Off with New Mentor Training in Madison, Wisconsin

January 26th and February 2nd ABCD will host New Mentor Training in Madison. Registration begins January 3rd.

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Personalized One-to-One Service Grows

Breast Cancer Helpline Services Now Include Immediate Support from a Survivor As of November 19, 2012 at 9 am Central Time, callers to ABCD’s Breast Cancer Helpline can get immediate emotional […]

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A Big Thank You to ABCD Supporters!

During the Month of October supporters hosted events to raise awareness of and support for ABCD’s mission of one-to-one support.

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Workplace Giving Important to ABCD’s Mission

Workplace giving campaigns are going on now. Please help ABCD’s One-to-One Survivor-based mission reach more people.

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ABCD Mentors & Y-ME Alumnae Move 24/7 Helpline to “the Cloud”

Get Immediate One-to-One Personal Support from Coast-to-Coast Helpline Mentors

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Free Breast Cancer Conference for Community Health Care Workers

This free professional development conference is for outreach specialists, case managers, promotoras, community health reps, navigators, and lay health educators.

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Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle, Inc., Provides Financial Help with Breast Cancer-related Expenses

Until October 31, 2012 Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Circle, Inc. is accepting applications for supplemental financial assistance for cancer patients

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Tune in All Day to B93.3 FM for 4th Annual Radio-a-thon for ABCD

October 5th, Jane and CV and the entire team at B93.3 get the word out and raise money for ABCD’s One-to-One breast cancer support! Join the fun.

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ABCD’s Ambassador Outreach Training, Volunteer Orientation

Please join us for our first Ambassador Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, September 27th from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the conference room at our ABCD office!

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The Power of One to One-Become a Mentor

New Mentor Training – November 3 and November 10 (Saturdays) 8:45am – 3:15pm

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ABCD’s Annual Fall Breast Cancer Education and Support Workshop – September 15th

Each fall, ABCD’s mentors and the men and women they support come together to learn more about surviving and thriving after a breast cancer diagnosis. See what we’ll be discussing this year!

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“Life Lived Large” Exhibit at Tory Folliard Gallery in June and James Watrous Gallery in July

Through June 30th , be sure to visit Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Lon Michels’ distinctive paintings will support ABCD.

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Special Support for those Coping with Advanced Stage Breast Cancer

ABCD’s inaugural workshop and support service for those coping with advanced stage breast cancer welcomed over 25 people.

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Launch of New Approach to Advanced Stage Support is June 21st

June 21, 2012

ABCD inaugurates Breast Cancer Support & Education Workshops for people affected by advanced stage breast cancer with Gilda’s Club collaboration.

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ABCD Joins Wisconsin’s Pink Shawl Initiative at Share the Care 2012

Personalized support through the power of culturally-focused collaboration.

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ABCD is a Sponsor of Free Survivorship Forum June 6th!

Third Annual Survivorship Forum Helps Cancer Patients, Loved Ones and Healthcare Professionals Work as a Team June 6th event is sponsored in part by ABCD ABCD is proud to collaborate […]

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Become an ABCD Mentor – New Mentor Training is April 21 & 28

Breast Cancer Survivors and Co-Survivors Can Mean the World  to those Experiencing Breast Cancer Now  Register for April’s New Mentor Training April 21 and 28 ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis […]

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2012 Date With A Plate

5:30pm - 9:00pm May 11th, 2012

May 11th – Enjoy small plate tastings from top restaurants, a silent auction, live music, line dancing lessons, raffles and vintage car collection viewing.

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Balistreri Owned & Operated Sendik’s Food Markets Promotes One-to-One Breast Cancer Support Again!

February hearts kick-off ABCD’s annual 3-month collaboration with Sendik’s and its community of customers.

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“Ladies Night Out” is February 8th – Oconomowoc Woman’s Club Annual Event to Benefit ABCD

Have a terrific time sipping, snacking and shopping at the 7th annual Ladies Night Out sponsored by the Oconomowoc Woman’s Club. Over 50 vendors gather for a good cause.

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First Continuing Education Session of 2012

February 11th, 2012

Join us for sessions with noted surgeons and a communications expert. Also lunch with ABCD mentors and participants.

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Give the Gift of Personalized Breast Cancer Support this Season!

Online shopping with GoodShop.com or a Gift in Honor of someone special keeps the power of one-to-one support going year-round.

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ABCD’s Breast Cancer Helpline Provides Personalized Support Information

Whether you want to talk to someone who has “been down this road” or have a question – big or small – we can help you through ABCD’s Breast Cancer Helpline.

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A Big Thanks to ABCD’s Supporters!

Contributions from Brewers Community Foundation, Neroli Salon & Spa/Institute of Beauty & Wellness, and Intercontinental Hotel’s Pink Room and others support those ABCD serves.

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ABCD Mentor Founds Giving Circle Addressing Financial Issues

Cynthia is a mentor who understands that the power of one-to-one applies to a giving circle. First round applications due October 31st.

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Tune in All Day to B93.3 FM for 3rd Annual Radio-a-thon for ABCD

October 7th, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/B933-JANE-AND-CV/119803928036932" target="_blank">Jane and CV</a> and the entire team at <a href="http://www.b933fm.com/" target="_blank">B93.3</a> get the word out and raise money for ABCD’s One-to-One breast cancer support! Join the fun.

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Wisconsin Workplace Giving Helps ABCD

Community Health Charities of Wisconsin, often in partnership with United Way campaigns, offers workplace giving opportunities supporting ABCD.

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New ABCD Mentor Training in October & November! Two Locations!

Join is in Racine or West Allis for free mentor training, good company and good food.

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ABCD Salutes Komen Walk

September 25th, 2011

We are a proud sponsor of the September 25th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Come walk with all of us!

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New Internship Opportunities at ABCD!

Make an impact while you hone your skills. Become an ABCD intern this fall.

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Walk with ABCD at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® September 25th!

September 25th, 2011

ABCD is a proud Sponsor of the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and we want you to join our walking team!

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Survivorship Theme for Mentor Continuing Education

September 17th, 2011

September 17 Mentor Continuing Education will feature speakers on Survivorship Care Plans and tools for surviving and thriving after a cancer diagnosis. Current mentors should register now.

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Komen Race for the Cure

September 25th, 2011

Walk/run with ABCD mentors, participants, friends & families Sunday, September 25th as we once again join in the Race for the Cure.

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ABCD Supports Dia de la Mujer Latina July 9th

July 9th, 2011

ABCD is again participating in the American Cancer Society’s Dia de la Mujer Latina, which includes free clinical breast exams, breast cancer awareness and information on ABCD’s free mentoring services for patients and loved ones.

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Sisters Side by Side – an ABCD Partner!

June 25th, 2011

June 25th ABCD will be at the Sisters Network – Milwaukee’s event “Reaching Out to U, a free clinical breast exam and breast cancer education event.

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Sendik’s and ABCD: Truly a Homerun Combination

ABCD is proud to accept Balistreri Owned and Operated Sendik’s Food Markets generous donation of $50,000 at Milwaukee Brewers game!

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Join us for Some Face Time

Monday, June 13th

Monday, June 13 ABCD mentors, participants and caregivers will gather at Manpower Group for the annual Face to Face event.

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Percussion with a Purpose

June 4th, 2011

On June 4th be sure to stop at Fiddleheads Cafe’s in Thiensville at 1 p.m to enjoy Mission River Band – great guys leading a music mission revolution.

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Support ABCD and Spend a Night in the Pink Room at the InterContinental Milwaukee

ABCD’s partner, the InterContinental Milwaukee calls it Dreaming for a Cure! That’s right, you can spend a night in one of two very special Pink Rooms!

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Become an ABCD Mentor – Spring Training Starts May 14th!

May 14th and 21st ABCD will host its annual spring volunteer mentor training. Breast cancers survivors and their family and friends can learn to provide ABCD’s special one-to-one support and become part of the ABCD team.

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Spring Features ABCD Open House April 13 and Mentor Training in May!

Breast Cancer Survivors and Co-Survivors are invited to ABCD’s Open House to learn about how mentoring makes a difference in the lives of those facing breast cancer now. Mentor Training follows in May.

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Joins us for the 11th Annual Date with a Plate Celebration!

May 6th, 2011 : 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wine and dine on chef-crafted small plate samplings as you tour the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Printing Facility. Save by purchasing your tickets now. ($85 after April 30th and at the […]

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What a team! The Packers, the Oconomowoc Woman’s Club and ABCD

Great traditions come together Feb 9th. The Lombardi Trophy comes home and the Club’s annual Ladies Night Out supporting ABCD is filled with shopping, fun, and raffle prizes. Check it out.

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Balistreri Owned & Operated Sendik’s Food Markets are One-to-One with ABCD

February 1st kicks off One-to-One hearts at all nine metro area Sendik’s stores. For three months ABCD will promote its free services through this remarkable partnership.

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A Woman’s Touch Hosts 2nd Annual Uplifting Art: Bras for a Cause

January 21st - January 22nd, 2011

January 21st is Gallery Night in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward. It will be anything but chilly because of this creative fundraiser, a cross-pollination of personally inspired art and breast cancer journeys.

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Happy New Year – ABCD’s 2011 Calendar

ABCD’s Annual Meeting on January 18th kicks off a full 2011 schedule of mentor training and other activities.

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October 2010:  B93.3 Radiothon Kicked-off Expansive Outreach Efforts

ABCD is grateful to B93.3 and all who made October 2010 an amazing month for mentor matching and community outreach.

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Become a mentor this November!

ABCD is hosting mentor training in West Allis and Green Bay, Wisconsin Saturdays in November.

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Free Mission River Band Concert at Fiddleheads

Join us October 9th from 6-8pm at the Cedarburg Fiddleheads for a terrific acoustic concert and great coffee all to support ABCD’s programs.

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Join B93.3 in the fight against Breast Cancer!

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, B93.3 will be holding their 2nd Annual Call to Care Radiothon to support After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD). Call to Care coverage […]

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2010 Summer Newsletter

Twelve months ago, we were launching a year-long celebration of “A Decade of the Power of One-to-One.” Now, we are well into the first year of “Decade Two.” Read our […]

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Pink Rooms at InterContinental Milwaukee Open

Originators of the Pink Room idea, ABCD Mentor Susan Cusatis and her colleagues at Marcus Hotels & Resorts Bridget Gallagher and Sarah Geitner, join Marcus Corporation Chairman Steve Marcus at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Inaugural Field Hockey Tournament Benefits ABCD

July 25th, 2010

Hart Park in Wauwatosa is the site of the first “Stick it to Breast Cancer” women’s field hockey tournament to benefit ABCD on July 25th. The tournament will raise funds for ABCD while promoting interest in women’s field hockey.

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Mentor Continuing Education – Summer Session

Saturday, August 14, 2010 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Mentor Continuing Education – Summer Session on August 14th. Featuring Keynote speaker Leslie Waltke, PT. Register now!

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Intercontinental Milwaukee Launches Pink Rooms to Benefit ABCD

July 22nd, 2010

Marcus Hotels and Resorts will cut the ribbon on its new Pink Rooms on July 22nd. A portion of proceeds from each rental of these suites will support ABCD.

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Become a Mentor

Mentors are volunteers who have experienced breast cancer as a patient, family or friend – and who believe that everyone should have personalized support.

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10th Annual Date with a Plate

May 7th, 2010

Download your invite! (PDF) Taste the night away May 7, 2010 at The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum Campus 5:30 to 9:00 PM at the crossroads of 6th and Canal […]

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Mentor Matters Newsletter – Winter 2010

Read the latest Mentor Matters Newsletter – Winter 2010, which includes a Tribute to Melodie Wilson and ABCD’s Mentor Training & Events Calendar for 2010. For more Mentor Matters, read our […]

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Architectural Garden Auction to benefit ABCD

March 19th - March 28th, 2010

Valley of Wisconsin and Breckenridge Landscape are proud to have partnered with several suppliers and vendors to auction this work of art to benefit ABCD.

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2010 Spring Mentor Training

April 10th, 17th, & 24th 2010

Mentors are truly the heart of ABCD’s mission to offer free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by cancer.

Read why Jane turned to ABCD for support, and how she decided use her experience to help others…

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Fiddleheads Coffee hosts Mission River Band concerts to benefit ABCD

Starting March 13th Fiddleheads Coffee Cafes of Cedarburg, Mequon, and Thiensville will host a 3 concert series featuring the Mission River Band with special promotions to benefit ABCD.

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Tenth Annual Date with a Plate Celebration

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Mark your calendar for ABCD’s Tenth Annual Date with a Plate Celebration: BLUE JEANS BASH AT THE GARAGE AT THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM® CAMPUS Friday, May 7, 2010 5:30-9:00 PM This […]

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Sendik’s Market supports ABCD again.

Balistreri Owned & Operated Sendik’s Market is again supporting ABCD from February through April.

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Mentor Continuing Education

Please join us for Mentor Continuing Education March 6th. Keynote speaker Dr. Judy Tjoe will present and we’ll bring everyone up to date on what’s new and exciting at ABCD.

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Consider Becoming an ABCD Mentor!

When Greg’s wife Jackie was diagnosed with breast cancer, he couldn’t “fix” it, but he could “be there” for her. So when he found out that ABCD offers Family and Friends mentor training, he signed up.

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A Tribute to ABCD’s Founder, Melodie Wilson

As ABCD’s founder, Melodie Wilson believed that the most valuable information and support in dealing with life’s challenges came directly from others who had experienced similar life circumstances. She believed in the power of one-to-one.

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B93.3 FM fundraiser for ABCD October 30th.

Tune in to B93.3 FM in Milwaukee on October 30th. All day this popular radio station will be spreading the word about ABCD’s free services and raising funds for ABCD. […]

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Breast cancer survivor Jill Newman, receives makeover

Jill Newman was featured on two Milwaukee news stations documenting her makeover. Click one of the thumbnails below to see the video footage.

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88.9 featuring ABCD on Make a Difference

88.9 FM features ABCD in its Make a Difference campaign. Hear mentor stories and learn more about 88.9 the entire week of October 19th

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Shop to Benefit ABCD

Shopping at these 3 stores will benefit ABCD due to their bountiful generosity.

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Mentor Training Schedule

Be part of providing breast cancer support through the power of one-to-one. ABCD is offering fall 2009 volunteer mentor training throughout October and November.

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Boutique Vieux Et Nouveau Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Shoppers at Boutique Vieux et Nouveau, will feel even better about their fashion purchases this October, as 6% of all proceeds received October 17-24 will be donated to ABCD.

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2010 Date With A Plate

May 7th, 2010

ABCD’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY & 10TH CELEBRATION OF SUPPORT DATE WITH A PLATE At The Garage in the Harley-Davidson Museum: 5:30 – 9:00 pm May 7, 2010 Enjoy fabulous small plates […]

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