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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 / 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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Thank you for your continued support!

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TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Laura & Diane, Childhood Friends Reunited

TeamBretMichaels.com / LifeRocksFoundation.org Story: Laura & Diane, Childhood Friends Reunited

My name is Laura and this past August, my childhood friend Diane and I went to see
Bret in Obetz, Ohio. We had grown up loving Poison! We were recently reunited and
Diane just underwent a successful surgery for bone cancer so it only seemed right
that to celebrate we meet Bret together! The music from your youth always holds a
special place in your memories and Bret was a big part of those years for us. Even
more special to me now, Bret gives support to so many things that have touched my
life: diabetes, cancer, his love and support for our military men and women, and his
pet charities. My grandfather passed away due to complications from his diabetes, both of my grandfathers were in the armed forces, and I am thrilled to say that my mother is a breast cancer survivor! I also work in the veterinary field so the pet
charities make my heart incredibly happy and I have sent many pics of my dogs and
their Pets Rock toys in and thet were posted on Bret’s Facebook page! Thanks for
that! It’s been all the buzz amongst my coworkers at the vet clinic that my dogs are
famous because of Bret! In all seriousness, I do want to share a moment from the
concert in August. Bret had given my friend guitar picks for each of her children.
When he asked me if I had children, I sadly answered “no”. I didn’t give any details
other than that my husband and I were still trying and Bret must have sensed my
sadness and gave me a guitar pick for me and then he said, “and one for the baby to
come.” He has no idea how much that meant to me as we have had loss after loss. I
miscarried our first child, then twins, and last year had a tubal pregnancy. The
fact that I didn’t have to say anything more and he was so sweet to me without even
knowing about my broken heart. That meant the world. Just last week, only 1 month
after the show in Ohio, Diane and I drove from Ohio to Florida to see Bret at the
Hard Rock Hotel to kick off Pinktober in support of breast cancer awareness. Again
we did the Meet N Greet and I really wanted to give Bret something. Of course, you
are always so nervous to talk when you meet him so I didn’t get to fully explain the
meaning behind my gift. I felt like a bumbling fool trying to get the words out! LOL
I noticed he wears guitar picks on a few necklaces and I have a friend who makes
jewelery. I had a guitar pick from long ago when I attempted to play guitar. It was
black with a silver cross on it. I kept it all of these years. She was able to make
it into a necklace for Bret in the hopes that he would accept my small token of
thanks. He gave me a “guitar pick of hope” in August so I wanted to give him one
back. To me, the pick symbolizes hope and that “Something to Believe In” especially
after all that Bret has been through in his life as well. I was tickled to see that
it matched a few things in his wardrobe (He has a black hat with a silver cross on
it). He was so sweet to accept it and wear it during the show. I just wanted to
thank him for that even though I couldn’t spit out the meaning behind it. Though it
was a small gift, it was huge to me! I also want to thank him for all that he does
to give back to everyone, for his heart, for all of his charities, for his love for
his fans and for making us all feel so important, for his music that keeps us all
singing and dancing, for his inspiring stories of his struggles and overcoming, and
for his concern and kind words to my friend, Diane after her cancer scare, and his
kind words that made my broken heart smile and have hope! Thanks Bret! We love you!

Laura

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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