LDP meeting

by lanellmelancon in Blog

Please join us for our April Links des Pink meeting – Tuesday – 4/12 at 6:00pm – El Camino.

RSVP to 247-7465

If it hurts, it’s not cancer…..The biggest cancer myth of all!

by lanellmelancon in Blog, Uncategorized, encouragement

I began experiencing stinging pains in the 12 o’clock position on my left breast May 2013. I ignored it. A month and a half later, a lump appeared. It was about the size of a marble. I’ve had cyst in my breast my entire life, and since it was tender and painful, I thought that’s what it was. In early August, I was changing my bra in front of the mirror and glanced in the mirror. I was horrified to see I had a very large lump in that location and how much it had grown in only two months. It was visible without feeling it! I quickly made an appointment with my doctor. I had a mammogram, and the results came back normal. I then had an ultrasound, which didn’t reveal anything new about the mass either. After switching physicians, my surgical oncologist ordered an MRI; and the mass was 5 cm and growing rapidly. The MRI didn’t indicate cancer, but a biopsy was needed to confirm. I received my biopsy results on 9-13-13 stating cancer cells were found. I will never forget how I felt when I heard the word cancer. My world stopped. I thought about the fact I had been ignoring this for several months because it was painful and nothing about it indicated cancer.

I had a sentinel node biopsy a few weeks later. 15 nodes were removed; and cancer was found in 5 of them. I have invasive ductal carcinoma, triple negative. Because of the original size of the tumor and the fact that it was in 5 of my lymph nodes, I am stage IIIA. I’ve had 8 of 12 treatments of Taxol. After Chemo, I will have a full mastectomy followed by radiation and revision surgery. I have a long road ahead of me, but I remain strong for my children. Ladies, please do not ignore lumps because they seem to be okay. We do not all fit into a specific list of symptoms, and a few months can make a huge difference in your diagnosis and treatment options!

Teresa Trussell
Syracuse, OH
The Breast Cancer Site
to learn more http://thebreastcancersite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/bcs/home?ThirdPartyClicks=BCS_linktous_120_01

Donate Your Hair & We will Donate $100

by lanellmelancon in Blog, Donations, Uncategorized, facebook

Want a new Look?

First hair donation! Go Addie!!

A little girl Thanks you for her new hair!

Want a new Look? Want to Help a Cancer Survivor?

YOU GIVE at least 8” OF HAIR

WE  GIVE $100.00 in Your Name!

Links des Pink would love to help you and a cancer survivor. You can help if you or someone you know is thinking about donating hair to make wigs for Cancer Survivors.

During the months of March through June 2016 we will be donating $100.00 to be sent with your donation of hair. The donation is to help defer the cost of making the wig.

According to Pantene it takes a 8 to 15 ponytails to make one wig. The cost of making a human hair wig costs $1,500 at a minimum. There are several places to donate hair – Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Wigs for Children & Locks of Love are a few. Each company has different requirements for the hair to be donated which will be listed below, as well as the differences of how the wigs are distributed.

You chose the organization that best fits your donation and Links des Pink will send a $100. with your hair.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths                         Locks of Love                      Wigs for Children

Min. length                              8”                                                          10”                                                   12”

natural color                          YES                                                      YES                                                 YES

colored hair (no bleach)     NO                                                      YES                                                   NO

grey hair                      no more than 5%                                        YES                                                   NO

survivor cost      Thru American Cancer Society

cost                                                                     Price according to income

cost                                                                                                                                        No Charge

If you have any questions about their qualifications, how to cut your hair etc. the following websites or contact us at Linksdespink@gmail.com.  337-247-7465

Website: www.locksoflove.org

Website:http://pantene.com/en-us/experience-main-section2/beautiful-lengths

Website: www.wigsforkids.org

Great Tournament to Fight Cancer

by lanellmelancon in Blog, Events, Golf Tournament, Sponsor, facebook

Wow what a great tournament!

The weather was great! Fantastic jambalaya by Habachi Express, Hamburger by the Vermilion Oaks and plenty of door prizes! Congratulations to all of our winners & players!!  Barry Prejean 50/50 winner,  Raegan LeMaire golf bag auction,  Chad Motty longest drive,  Casey Touchette closest to hole, Karl Lawrence & Joey Blanchard tied on the chipping hole with 54″,  Ryan Simon hitachi drill set aucion, Chris Touchette & Chris Prejean 1st Gross,  Ryan Hernandes & Ryan Simon 1st Net, Justin Segura & Danny Segura 2nd Gross,  Dion Bearb & Scooter Westbrook 2nd Net,  Aaron David & Josh Broussard 3rd Gross  &   Bert Baudon & Bart Baudoin 3rd Net .

Links des Pink also has the best volunteers!!! We are all giving our best to fight Cancer & help our local survivors!!   We thank all of our sponsors also!!!!

a Sweet Thank You

by lanellmelancon in Award, Blog, Sharon Campisi Memorial Grant, facebook

toLinks Des Pink

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks to this wonderful organization. I was awarded a grant tonight that will greatly help me in my battle against breast cancer. God is truly good and I feel so blessed tonight.

Lisa