Entries by Judy Mindin

Kesslers Survivor Pendant

Richard Kessler has been a friend of ABCD’s for many years, having been a fan of our founder and broadcast journalist Melodie Wilson Oldenburg. Beginning in 2003, he worked directly with Melodie to find opportunities to support our Mentors and one-to-one support services. We’re thrilled that Richard and his team at Kesslers will be working […]

ABCD Mentor Connect

Conference call – 2 opportunities to connect in July! Talk with other Mentors, offer your feedback and suggestions – tell us what works and what doesn’t in your match experiences, what continuing education topics interest you, what types of Mentor activities you’d like to see, and share mentoring tips. Join the conversations! Monday, July 23rd […]

July Mets Meet-Up

Mets Meet-Up Telephone Support Group Monday, July 30, 2018 6:00-7:00 PM Central 712-451-0965 Access Code: 844752 Join us for our monthly group discussion. This is a small, confidential group for anyone who lives with metastatic breast cancer to address concerns, share experiences, and discuss news in the metastatic breast cancer community.  Please share this information; […]

Brady Walk 2018

In 2016, ABCD Match Specialist Minerva Cornejo connected recently diagnosed Kathryn Walker with Mentor Nailah O’Bannon. Both shared a similar diagnosis, and the experience of being diagnosed before the age of 30. As Kathryn shared in a story we posted last month, “Nailah was the first person who understood the things I thought were crazy. […]

ABCD Partners with CTCA for Mentor Appreciation Luncheon

Sponsored by CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) and hosted by Carrie Matteson and The Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, Mentors enjoyed a lunch and learn presentation (From Farmers Market to Table – Fresh Ideas for Seasonal Cooking by Carolyn Lammersfeld, MBA, MS, RD, CSP, LD) as well as joined ABCD Staff as we set a […]

Dara Kumbera: A Story of Determination

Even before her diagnosis, Dara Kumbera knew what it meant to battle breast cancer. In her family, the illness was a familiar and unwelcome occurrence: her mother, grandmother, and cousin had all passed away from the disease. Dara’s own diagnosis came in 1998, when she was only 30 years old. After considering her options, Dara […]

Majerus Family Foundation

ABCD is grateful to announce that we have received a $100,000 donation from the Majerus Family Foundation.  This remarkable gift, presented to us by the family and friends of Rick Majerus – the former Marquette Basketball Coach, Marquette alum, and native of Milwaukee – will enable ABCD to significantly expand our services to African-American communities […]

Date With a Plate 2018 – Highlights From the Night

Date With a Plate 2018 Excitement filled the room as Date with a Plate 2018 kicked off the evening with an array of activities including a Wine Pull, Spin to Win, Raffle, Live Auction and Step & Repeat. Prior to the program there were smiles all around. ABCD Executive Director Ellen Friebert Schupper welcomed guests […]

Celebrando Nuestras Familias MKE

ABCD attended Celebrando Nuestras Familias MKE presented by The American Cancer Society on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The event had: Free Admission Same-Day Registration at School Free Resources and Services Children’s Activities Free Lunch Educational Presentations Celebrando Nuestras Familias was a great event for the community. There was much planning and collaboration which made this […]