Congratulations to the Relay of Life 2017 Honorees

by lanellmelancon in Award, facebook

2017 Cancer Survivor Honorees — with Trudy Hardy, Dolores B Landry, Chris Stephens and Timmy HebertImage may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing and indoor

Congratulations Rene Rost Middle School & Thank You

by lanellmelancon in Blog, Donations, facebook

Today’s COOL SCHOOL is Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan!

Back in October, 8th Grade TAG students that attend Rene Rost Gifted Center decided to raise money for the cause of Breast Cancer.  They created banners, posters, and even educational presentations that teachers could share with their students.

Each morning,  students would walk around the gym collecting donations for this cause.  They sponsored a Breast Cancer Dress day where students donated money to wear jeans with either a pink shirt or a breast cancer awareness shirt.  Altogether the students collected $469.00.  This money was presented to Links des Pinks.  We are proud of our Pirates!

If you have a COOL SCHOOL let us know! Send Dave Baker an email to Put COOL SCHOOLS in the subject line. Include a picture and a short story about why your school is COOL. We do COOL SCHOOLS every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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, encouragement, Uncategorized

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

Donate Your Hair & We will Donate $100

by lanellmelancon in Blog, Donations, facebook, Uncategorized

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  337-247-7465