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Girls Night Out: 2019 Grant Recipients

Survivors know how to celebrate!

Especially when five amazing women and organizations are recognized for their commitment to give back to the greater good in their 2nd Acts! And THEN there’s the money!

Holding checks on behalf of their organizations, from left: Reba Mason, Reba’s Vision; Linda King, Help Fix the Hurt; Paula Cullison, Arizona Women’s Partnership; Bobbi Sudberry, Kaity’s Way; and Ebony Daniels, Making Finance Fashionable.

Each received $1,000 from A 2nd Act to continue growing their 2nd Acts. Congratulations, ladies!

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Sister Survivors

Happily Ever After

The darkest moment in my cancer journey was the day I received the news of my diagnosis. The news came from my doctor in a phone call as I was leaving my uncle’s funeral and on the way to his celebration of life.

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Sister Survivors

Measure My Success In Joy

My husband died suddenly in 2011. I found myself, after 15 years of being at home with my children, parenting alone, with a part-time job that would never support our lifestyle. There was nowhere for all the crazy, and all the fear, to go but down on paper. As a writer, it was my only outlet.

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Picture YOUR 2nd Act!

What an amazing night! We awarded our inaugural A 2nd Act grants … we mixed and mingled with sister survivors … and we ALL pictured our 2nd Acts!

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Sister Survivors

You Have a Purpose

After my diagnosis 12 years ago, my initial response was, “well let’s go!” I just wanted to start my treatment and get well. I had no idea that stage IV was the final stage. That there would be days where I just wanted to give up, days where I felt hopeless and days where my best friend kept added hope to my life.

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Sister Survivors

You Are Not Enough

“You are not famous enough to write a book about cancer.”

Although not phrased with those exact words, the inference was there. Loud and clear. From other bloggers. From publishing agents. From authors. From experts in the industry. They didn’t mean to be cruel, they wanted me to be realistic.

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