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Since my breast cancer diagnosis on June 9, 2008, I have spent a fairly decent amount of time wondering "why me?" I would like to hear from you about your cancer stories. Let's create a dialogue of learning, sharing and hope.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Hello Folks,
Haven't been on here in a while. Thought I'd promote some of my upcoming columns.
This week, I'm talking to Josephine DelVecchio, widow of the late Thomas DelVecchio of North Haven. Tom died on March 1, 2008, from lung cancer. Josephine has organized a March 28 fundraiser at Laurel View Country Club in Hamden. Proceeds will benefit The V Foundation, an organization that's raised more than $80 million for cancer research in 16 years. I'll also be promoting Nina Pane Sanseverino's March 21 fundraiser and tribute to her mother, the late Neapolitan songstress Giussepina Pane.
On March 22, I'll be sharing the inspirations of Sister Maureen Fitzgerald, the principal of St. Rita School in Hamden, who recently returned from a trip to Reynosa, Mexico with students and parents from Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. They built two houses for impoverished people in Reynosa and will be sharing their life-changing experience with you.
In the future, I'll be speaking to researchers in our area about strides they're making in cancer research. Also on tap is an interview with a very brave young woman who has been suffering with FOP.