"I believe everything happens for a reason and I believe one of the reasons I got breast cancer is to improve the lives of all women in the Des Moines area that hear, "yes, it's breast cancer."

SHERYL CROW (Grammy Winning Singer)
“It took having cancer for me to realize that happiness is something I have to cultivate in myself.” 

EDIE FALCO (Actress)
“Obviously, it wasn’t meant for me to die of cancer at 40. Every day my life surprises me, just like my cancer diagnosis surprised me. But you roll with it. That’s our job as humans.”

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (Grammy Winning Singer/Actress/Author)
When asked how she feels about all those who hear her story and take comfort in her journey as they deal with their own battles, Newton-John said that being an inspirational force for those who need it is "a responsibility" she appreciates and respects.  "I hear that and I'm very touched by that," she explained. "I am positive about my life and about my journey and I hope that can touch other people [and help them to] be positive about theirs."

“I laughed more in the hospital than I ever have in my life, making fun of the weird things that were happening to me.  My friends would walk in with this sad look, and I would throw something at them and say, 'C'mon!  This isn't the end of the world!'”

CARLY SIMON (Singer-Songwriter/Singer/Author)
“I've always thought of myself as being a warrior.  When you actually have a battle, it's better than when you don't know who to fight.”

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  So the only thing to be really afraid of is you don't go get your mammograms.”

“Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”

DR. SEUSS (Author)
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
​Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
​But I've bought a big bat, I'm all ready you see.
​Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"