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Few life events are more joyful than the birth of a child. Yet, no one anticipates a baby born prematurely or very sick and needing to spend time in a newborn intensive care unit. Sadly, for hundreds of thousands of moms in our country, that is the frightening reality.

That’s why we are raising money for March for Babies to help the March of Dimes fund lifesaving research and programs that help more moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. Please join this team https://www....marchforbabies.org/team/MillennialsAtWork

Getting started is easy. Just go to https://www.marchforbabies.org/team/MillennialsAtWork and click “join this team” and check out our fundraising. Our event takes place on 5/20/2018 at Celery Flats Interpretive Center, and it will be even better with you there with us!

Sincerely,
March for Babies Millennials@Work

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Our team stands with March of Dimes to fight for the health of all moms and babies. Families in our community and across the country are touched by the fundraising we do, and we won’t stop until we reach our goal of building a better future for us all. We’re proud to help provide resources and p...
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Millennials @ Work participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk back in October.

Here’s the second part of the coping checklist. These are common ways of coping with the emotional issues that often come with cancer, but you may notice that they aren’t the healthiest ways to cope. Sometimes these methods will drive people away from you just when you need them the most. If any of these statements are true for you, it may be time to look for healthier ways to cope:

When I'm upset, alcohol helps calm me down.
I wish people would leave me alone.
No matter what... I do, I can’t sleep.
I can’t help thinking I must have done something bad to deserve this.
Having cancer is bad enough, but to make matters worse no one knows how to take care of me.
I think cancer is my fate. What’s the point of fighting it?
When a person has anger, hopelessness, sadness, emptiness, worry, or other painful emotions most of the day, nearly every day, for longer than 2 weeks, it can be a sign of serious anxiety or depression. Go to the Patient Distress Checklist to learn about the signs of problems that a person with cancer might have and when help may be needed. Keep in mind that emotional problems can and should be treated, just like physical problems. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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If you have cancer, it can get to be too much sometimes. This checklist can assist you in deciding if you need extra help.
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Coping Checklist for Patients

Everyone has a different style when it comes to coping with the emotional roller coaster of cancer. This coping checklist can help you learn whether your coping methods are healthy and helpful. It may also help you identify strengths you can build on and weaknesses you can improve.

These statements are linked to healthy coping. Which are true for you?

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I look for more information when problems come up or I get bad news.
I talk with others and share my concerns when I face a problem.
I try to lighten up and see the humor in a tough situation.
On some days, I just try not to think about my illness.
I keep busy to distract myself from being sick.
If reliable information shows I need a change in treatment, I do it without delay.
Cancer has made me re-examine my life, but there are still people and activities I enjoy.
The more of the above methods you can use, the better you will be able to deal with the challenges of cancer. The ACS Cancer Survivors Network is a way to share coping skills with others, get support, and find “real world” answers to questions about cancer, treatment, and relationships. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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Create your own personal space to tell us about yourself and your cancer experience, share photos, audio, etc., start an online journal (blog), contribute resources, and more. Expressing feelings and experiences and supporting one another is what CSN is all about.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIAGNOSISTALKING ABOUT CANCER
When Someone You Know Has Cancer

Finding out that someone you know has cancer can be difficult. You may have many questions about cancer itself and about how you should talk to and act around this person. If you’re very close to the person with cancer, this can be a frightening and stressful time for you, too.

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If the person with cancer is a co-worker, you might also wonder how your work situation will be affected by their diagnosis and treatment. Supervisors may wonder what they can do to best help the person while still getting the work done. Communication and flexibility are the keys to success.

Read what to expect here: https://www.cancer.org/…/when-someone-you-know-has-cancer.h… (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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Finding out that someone you know has cancer can be difficult. You may have many questions about cancer itself and about how you should talk to and act around this person. If you’re very close to the person with cancer, this can be a frightening and stressful time for you, too.
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Caregiver Resource Guide
ACS comprehensive Caregiver Resource Guide is a tool for people who are caring for someone with cancer. It can help you:

Learn how to care for yourself as a caregiver.
Better understand what your loved one is going through....
Develop skills for coping and caring.
Take steps to help protect your health and well-being.
Download and save or print this guide to use a reference when you need it. There are places to take important notes, checklists to help you tackle different challenges, and information about additional resources you can access for help. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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Road To Recovery - American Cancer Society - Michigan
Provides ambulatory cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer-related medical appointments. Rides are dependent on volunteer driver availability. Please call for additional information. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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Reach To Recovery - American Cancer Society - Michigan
Reach to Recovery is a program that helps individuals cope with breast cancer through one-on-one peer support. It is offered at all points along the cancer continuum, from pre-diagnosis through the entire period when breast cancer remains a personal concern. The program pairs a breast cancer survivor with a recently diagnosed patient who has similar issues. Each volunteer is specially trained to help the patient express their feelings, verbalize fears and concerns, and be an impartial sounding board for questions and matters that may be affecting them. Contact may be either a personal visit, a phone call, or online based on location. All volunteers are trained and certified by Reach to Recovery standards. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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This week's collection has raised our donations for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to $112.53. We are 1/3 of the way!!!! Please help us hit $300! Every penny helps... literally! Comment below or send us a PM or you can visit one of the gracious local businesses who has kindly allowed us to place collection buckets! Continued thanks to the local businesses who are letting us leave our buckets for donations! Bc Comix of Battle Creek Coney Island Cafe Mancino's Battle Creek Mr. Don's Restaurant Sweetwater's Donut Mill Hogzilla BBQ Jersey Giant SUBS Columbia Ave and Hall of Toys
(Please note the donation amount on the ACS site and posts on this page do not appear the same. The posts on this page are the up to date numbers including cash donations. The website only shows online donations)

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Transportation - Ground - American Cancer Society - Michigan
American Cancer Society program provides Greyhound Bus, Megabus or Amtrak Train tickets to cancer patients for transportation to cancer-related medical appointments. Please call for additional information. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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Wigs - Free or Reduced Cost - American Cancer Society - IL, IN, MI
tlc (Tender Loving Care) wig coupons, funded by Mud Pie, are available to patients who qualify. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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Help us beat our 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Record of over $300! We are almost 1/3 of the way there already! Comment below or send us a PM or you can visit one of the gracious local businesses who has kindly allowed us to place collection buckets! Endless thanks to Bc Comix of Battle Creek Coney Island Cafe Mr. Don's Restaurant Sweetwater's Donut Mill Hogzilla BBQ Mancino's Battle Creek Jersey Giant SUBS Columbia Ave Hall of Toys

(Please note the donation amount on the ACS site and posts on this page do not appear the same. The posts on this page are the up to date numbers including cash donations. The website only shows online donations)

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Help us beat our 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Record of over $300! We are almost 1/3 of the way there already! Comment below or send us a PM or you... can visit one of the gracious local businesses who has kindly allowed us to place collection buckets! Endless thanks to Bc Comix of Battle Creek Coney Island Cafe Mancino's Battle Creek Mr. Don's Restaurant Sweetwater's Donut Mill Hogzilla BBQ Jersey Giant SUBS Columbia Ave Hall of Toys!

(Please note the donation amount on the ACS site and posts on this page do not appear the same. The posts on this page are the up to date numbers including cash donations. The website only shows online donations)

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Can Breast Cancer Be Found Early?
Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancer, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. They can even be painful. For this reason, it is important to have any new breast mass, lump, or breast change checked by a health care professional experienced in diagnosing breast diseases.

Other possible symptoms of breast cancer include:

Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if n...o distinct lump is felt)
Skin irritation or dimpling (sometimes looking like an orange peel)
Breast or nipple pain
Nipple retraction (turning inward)
Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)
Sometimes a breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes under the arm or around the collar bone and cause a lump or swelling there, even before the original tumor in the breast is large enough to be felt. Swollen lymph nodes should also be checked by a health care provider. (Source: American Cancer Society) Making Strides Calhoun County

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