A Cancer Non-Profit Bashing Another? Why?

Dear MetUp, I lost my twin sister, Tracy Frank, to breast cancer in 2014. After two prior battles with breast cancer, I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer six months after laying her to rest. Needless to say, “I get it.” My favorite word in life right now is “choices.” I believe we […]

2019 Media and Fundraising for Cancer

Good news…you don’t hear from me since my scans have been declared N.E.D. or “No Evidence of Disease” and we love NED!  Latest scans on September 26 were awesome. Living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer has changed me forever and I’m blessed that I am able to live BIG while living with cancer. I’m […]

2 Days to Honor Twins Tracy, Dana and Millions

This Saturday, October 29, at 9am, Mathis and I and friends will be the “Dana’s Gladiators” team in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. Rain or shine. I’m honored to be this event’s Survivor Ambassador, as well. We’ll be walking in memory of my twin sis, Tracy and I miss her so […]

Cancer Blog Update: No News is Good News

It’s so great hearing from friends and family all over the world. Your care, concern, and warm wishes are true blessings. Some of you have asked “what’s going on with…that…you know…that…thing.” Awkward, eh? Go ahead; you can say it. “What’s the latest with your cancer?”  Oh, that stupid cancer thing, yes. And some of you […]

Just Call Me Lucky

Most days (unless I am having a pity party) I feel lucky. No, I am lucky. Period. However, you should see me now!  At this moment, I have a huge boot on my left foot from surgery, am missing a right breast, have 2nd degree burns from radiation, and have scars down the left side […]

Eager for a New Year – Cancer Free, We Hope

This time last year, I had big plans. Grow my business, travel internationally, and play tons of golf with Mathis. On February 22, 2015, I was shocked to learn my cancer had returned as Stage IV after 2 prior occurrences. Right after losing Tracy, my womb-mate in May, 2014. Since then, surgery, 20 weeks of […]

Fun Things and Cancer Update

Fun Thing #1 – I’m Honored! On Thursday, November 5, Mathis and I attended the American Cancer Society’s Legacy and Leadership Awards Ceremony in downtown Seattle. This annual ceremony honors local donors, volunteers, researchers, and community and corporate partners. I’m so touched to be the recipient of the Gordy Klatt Impact Award. Rob Smith, the […]

C-R-A-Z-Y Day with the Seattle Seahawks

To culminate a busy October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mathis and I were invited to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice in their indoor practice center!  This past Thursday, October 29, we went to the Seahawk’s VMAC or Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Virginia Mason is my medical center and Cancer Institute, too, so everything is wonderfully […]