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The Power of Pink

The Power of Pink

Are you impressed with our beautiful pink cover recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month? I hope so, and I do hope you stop and read the pages that give you — both men and women — information that can save your life. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know the critical need for timely mammograms. […]

Birthday Bash Becomes a Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness

Birthday Bash Becomes a Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness

BY PUMA PERL | This is what can happen when two native New Yorkers run into each other on social media. Call it the “upside” of Facebook. Kim Reaper (who has a history in the fashion industry) and musician Anne Husick knew each other slightly from the Downtown scene. In early 2018, Reaper’s yearly mammogram revealed […]

At 10, Parent-Focused Literary Salon Has Grown Up Nicely

At 10, Parent-Focused Literary Salon Has Grown Up Nicely

BY TRAV S.D. | The old saying notwithstanding, there may be certain circumstances in which it is quite possible to have your cake and eat it, too. That’s the official stance of Pen Parentis, a not-for-profit whose mission is to support writers who’ve chosen to start families — not always the most popular or well-understood path […]

Why We’re Pink

Why We’re Pink

BY JENNIFER GOODSTEIN (Publisher, NYC Community Media)  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time for us all to redouble our efforts to eradicate the second leading killer of women in America. NYC Community Media and Community News Group’s annual “pink paper” is dedicated to our local resources, researchers, support teams, and survivors — because […]

Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Brave Hard Choices

Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Brave Hard Choices

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Life as they know it changes for women when they learn that one of their two Breast Cancer (BRCA) genes — which is supposed to offer cancer protection — has a mutation, a glitch that causes an increase in their risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer. During this October Breast […]

Judy’s Magic Wand

Judy’s Magic Wand

BY PUMA PERL Judy was my mother’s best friend Even her name distinguished her from the other friends Elsie and Gertrude and Ann with their short hair and Brooklyn voices Judy lived in a midtown Manhattan high-rise She worked in the garment district and gave me clothes like those other girls wore Poor boy sweaters, […]

She’ll Show Cancer: A Survivor Brings Her Story to the Stage

She’ll Show Cancer: A Survivor Brings Her Story to the Stage

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Nancy Rappaport, MD sought solace in long walks or small acts kindness offered by others — but in doing so, setbacks often found a way to assert themselves. Whether getting shooed out of a comforting cemetery, being fined for letting her unleashed dog roam the beach, or having hospital staff insist […]

Cape and Crown: How Rev. Jen Got Her Booty Back

Cape and Crown: How Rev. Jen Got Her Booty Back

BY REV. JEN MILLER | Greetings, Earthlings and dear readers! I last wrote this column almost nine months ago, after losing my Chihuahua BFF, Reverend Jen Junior. I was heartbroken then, and am still heartbroken. But, the good news is, Jen Junior will always be with us. In fact, I recently received a postcard, simply […]

Why We’re Pink

Why We’re Pink

Our best scoops come from you, our loyal readers. You told us how much you enjoyed our “pink paper” articles last October, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and asked us to make it an annual print tradition. We are delighted to oblige — with a focus this year on volunteers, and survivors who’ve served […]

Her Cancer Was No Show Stopper

Her Cancer Was No Show Stopper

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | When performer and five-decade Village resident D’yan Forest was diagnosed with breast cancer 24 years ago, she took the dictum “the show must go on” to heart. “[I] went every morning to get the radiation and in the afternoon I’d sing in Staten Island and be a French chanteuse,” Forest, […]

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