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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Martha’s Angels Thank Bret For Breast Cancer/Pinktober Support

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Martha’s Angels Thank Bret For Breast Cancer/Pinktober Support

Bret, 

You did for us what no one has done in 4 l/2 years of pounding the pavement. What an awesome time we had at Velvet Sessions Pinktober. Thanks to you and the Loews Hotel, we received a check for $10,509.03 and they are not done yet in the fight against breast cancer!

You don’t know how many people we will be able to help beacause of this. 

Love always to you and the B*M*B,

Hill and Mom

 

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Breast Cancer Can Stick It Thanks Bret For Helping Fight The Fight

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Breast Cancer Can Stick It Thanks Bret For Helping Fight The Fight

Thanks Bret for always supporting BreastCancerCanStickIt.org

Great seeing you in Tyler, TX – Scott

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Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Pet Adopt Helps Family Cope After Bout With Breast Cancer

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Pet Adopt Helps Family Cope After Bout With Breast Cancer

My sweet angel mom passed away from breast cancer on May 10, 2013. She was 80 years young. We were devastated, sadness lingered our home. I thought maybe getting a dog would help with the healing process not only for us but my children as well. So I went to a local animal shelter and there she was, sitting as close as possible to the front gate as if to say pick me! She was so cute and sad at the same time. Snoopy we call her is a Beagle-Hound mix she was 6 months old and in a cage all by herself. I knew that she was meant for us. Since then she is a big part of our family and we love her very much.

Donna Jeffers

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Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Denise Finds Inspiration In Bret

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Denise Finds Inspiration In Bret

This was my 6th time meeting Bret! As a Breast Cancer Survivor (2011), Bret’s music and awesomeness has gotten me through my darkest days and nights. Thank you for inspiration. Can’t wait to see and meet you a hundred more times.

– Denise

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Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Elizabeth’s Story Of Survival

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Elizabeth’s Story Of Survival

I would like to share my story of survival. It’s been a rough 2 years. First my Father passed away, then I was diagnosed with Stage IIIc Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. First step into the unknown, doctors were not sure if chemo would work, we were hoping we caught it soon enough. At the time of diagnosis I was working as a Special Education Assistant and it brought back memories of Bret. I share a bit of history with him, back in the 80’s he came to the school I’m at (I’ve been there a long time) and visited. He made a huge impact. He has not changed, his compassion and empathy for other people is overwhelming. Then he overcame such darkness, I knew I could too. After Chemo, a Double-Mastectomy, and radiation, the doctors say I’m a miracle. Cancer free as of December 5, also my wedding anniversary. I am blessed to have known you Bret at that time, and truly wish you all the best, and nothing but luck in all you do.

Elizabeth

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Thank you for your continued support!

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Laura Battles Breast Cancer Through Music & A Pink Mohawk!

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Laura Battles Breast Cancer Through Music & A Pink Mohawk!

September 25, 2010 I was diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 Breast Cancer. I started my chemo in December 2010 which was pretty much all of my summer back and forth to the hospital every week for my chemo treatment and shots. September 2011 I had bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction (8 hours in surgery). The pain I endured after surgery I can’t begin to describe, followed by 8 weeks of intense radiation, but I got through it. How I got through all of this was through music. Every time I went for a treatment I would have my phone charged and put my headphones on and sing to the music, when I got home later on that night I would watch videos on my computer. Music saved my life, I felt happy when I sang and it made me forget everything I was going through. I truly feel if you are going through any illness the best way is to stay positive, do positive things and even make light of what your going through. My photo is when I decided to shave my head before all my hair fell out and made a pink mohawk!

Laura

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

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Thank you for your continued support!

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org: Story: Willow’s Warriors

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org: Story: Willow’s Warriors

Back in October 2012, I felt lumps in my left breast, so I went and had a mammogram. They hurt, so I decided they couldn’t possibly be cancer, they must have been a result of changing hormones (due to insurance no longer paying for what I was taking). They wanted me to have a diagnostic mammogram, and possibly biopsies, but I put it off since I had a new boss (worked at a major corporation).

Fast forward .. I do pet rescue, specifically cats, so in April I pulled a kitty, and again in May I pulled one, they were both going to be EU’ed the following day.

Then in June, June 3 to be specific, that boss I was trying to prove myself to still had no clue my value, and laid me off, on my 16 year anniversary. I then had two weeks to use up my flexible spending and get all my doctor, dentist and eye appointments done. I was supposed to be training my team to take over my job responsibilities, and I did, at first.

I went for the diagnostic mammogram, was immediately talked into ridiculously painful biopsies, and the next thing I know, I have stage 3 breast cancer, and they want to take my left breast in just two days time. I said no. I needed time. I put them off until July so I could prepare for major surgery. I live alone and only had care the first two days, so I had to be ready to take care of myself.

Long story short, all in one week, I get laid off, told I have cancer, and my precious furbaby (cat) Eden gets diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, at 2 years old. I was heartbroken.

My friends really stepped up, they started fundraising immediately, raffles, donation jars, a website ( http://www.gofundme.com/Willows-Warriors ), an artist doll created of me, Warrior buttons, Save Second Base t-shirts and numerous other blessings. They are helping with medical expenses and Cobra so I could keep my insurance. Rennies are the best friends a person can have, and I am proud to be one (Renaissance festival participants).

I haven’t let this break me. I am staying positive, staying active and attending Renaissance festivals and activities with my friends every week if I am able.

Since I have no income and no savings, don’t want to lose my home and am not supposed to work till chemo is finished, I was hoping you might share my donation link.

xoxo
Willow

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Cathy’s Courageous Breast Cancer Battle #PINKTOBER

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Cathy’s Courageous Breast Cancer Battle #PINKTOBER

Hi! I’m a longtime fan. I have battled breast cancer starting May 11, 2011. I had a double masectomy. I can’t have any reconstruction and recently I found out I carry the brca 2 gene and had to be opened up to remove my ovaries. I’m one month out from that surgery. Eleven days before I was diagnosed with breast cancer I lost my mother to a rare kidney cancer. I had been taking care of her when I found a
lump. I refused to leave my Mona’s side. After she passed, I was diagnosed. I had
surgery to remove both breasts, 22 chemo treatments, 35 radiation treatments in total and lost all my hair.

Now I’ve been on tamoxifen for five years. My husband recently surprised me w tickets to see Bret in Houston, TX on Oct 5th. We live in South Georgia so we are flying in for the show. I miss his kick off for Pinktober in Orlando and I’m so excited to see him.

He is such an inspiration to me. Always helping others and can’t wait to see him.

Sincerely,
Cathy Holt

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PINKTOBER coverage

PINKTOBER coverage

Last night, Bret Michaels helped the Hard Rock kick off PINKTOBER to raise awareness for breast cancer awareness.

Here are links to press and photos:

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/worldwide-pinktober-kicks-hard-rock-hotel-orlando/nZ8wH/

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151963207554136.1073741839.67374604135&type=3

More to come!

For more information about PINKTOBER, visit http://www.hardrock.com/philanthropy/pinktober/pinktober-2013.aspx

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Flashback Friday Post:

Here is coverage from last year’s PINKTOBER kick off (2012)”

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151262973794136.524171.67374604135&type=3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97MIVO8BbjI

 

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to give support to a charity or organization dedicated to making a change for the better in the world.

There are lots of ways to make a difference and give today, from children’s charities to animal charities to community programs – you can make a difference in a life by giving your time or a donation.

At Team Bret Michaels, giving back is something we do everyday through the Life Rocks Foundation. Children’s Cancer, Diabetes, Animal Charities and Military Support Organizations are just a few of the ways we are doing our part to help those in need.

To donate to the Life Rocks Foundation, click the link below. Thank you so much for all of the support that you have given the Life Rocks Foundation and all that you do to help spread awareness of all of the charities and organizations that spread awareness and raise money to help. We deeply appreciate it.

http://www.crowdrise.com/bretmichaelsliferocks