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Links for Life Wall of Hope

s October begins, it is hard to believe that Links for Life has been assisting women and families facing breast cancer in the Kern County community for the past 19 years. This past fiscal year we were able to provide the following services: • 5,271 phone calls fielded by the office • 171 walk-ins were assisted • 441 mammograms and 814 ultrasounds funded in Kern County • 285 fitted for wigs and head covers • 63 needle biopsies (11 positive diagnoses) • 20 received bras/prosthesis • 20 to 25 women utilized support group services monthly • 28 survivors and family members attended the yoga class • 17,818 were educated on breast health and Links for Life services As I begin my sixth year as the executive director of Links for Life, it is amazing to see the growth of our programs and services, volunteers and staff. The passion that this group has for the women and families facing breast cancer in Kern County is immeasurable! I feel so blessed to work with such a remarkable team. We are a warm and compassionate organization that assists women and families when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. In our wig boutique, we do not just assist women diagnosed with breast cancer we assist ANY woman who has lost her hair while going though cancer treatment. Links for Life’s mission is to provide an organization to benefit people and families affected by breast cancer, challenge each Kern County woman to be aware of her breast health and promote support for those affected, and to educate the general public about breast health.

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One of Links for Life’s main goals is to insure that every woman in Kern County is able to receive breast cancer screening. Last year, with the Cancer Detection Program, “Every Women Counts” state program frozen, Links for Life allocated additional funds for screening services. With those funds, we were able to diagnose nine women with breast cancer. After having a diagnosis of breast cancer, they were able to receive breast cancer treatment. With the community’s support, we helped save the lives of these nine Kern County women ... THANK YOU! We also provide wigs for cancer patients, breast health seminars, yoga classes, college scholarships at Bakersfield College and CSUB and a support group for breast cancer survivors and their families. We fund these programs and services through different annual events throughout the year. In October we have our “Paint the Town Pink” activities. The eighth annual Hockey-Thon with 24 hours of hockey played will again take place March 17, 2012. On May 19 and 21, 2012, Links for Life will host our 19th annual Sharyn Woods Memorial Pro-Am Golf Tournament & Gala at Seven Oaks Country Club. Along with private donations, bequests, grants, and outside sponsored events, Links for Life continues to assist the women and men in Kern County with breast and cancer services. All the money raised in Kern County stays in Kern County. Thank you to all of the donors, sponsors, volunteers, and staff for all you do for the women and families of Kern County. Sincerely, Jennifer Henry Executive Director Links for Life


Links For Life Christine Abbott

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Brenda Bailey

Grace Abaya

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Stephanie Baker

Irene Aguirre-Walz Cancer Survivor 4 years

Susan Baldwin

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Cancer Survivor 17 years

Sarah Bentley

Jacare Bethea

Cherryl Biggar

Wall of Hope

Elaine Anderson-Dieter Cancer Survivor 25 years

Mary Barnard

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Kelly Bishop

Margaret Arakelian

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Mary Barron

Norma Armendariz Cancer Survivor 3 years

Dolores Barton

Mimi Audelo

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Rosie Azevedo

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Beverly Baxley

Kelly Bendert Sanchez

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 35 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Kathleen Bloom

Lynda Boleschka

Irene Bonner

Donna Borntreger

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Cancer Survivor 14 years

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Carolyn Bradford

Jacquelyn Bradley-Sanders

Nancy Brady

Charlotte Brandt

Linda Brenner

Stana Bright

Evonne Brown

Judy Buechler

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Teresa Burns

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 24 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 20 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Joyce Butcher

Julia Calvillo

Mary Camara

Mercedes Camarillo

Jeanne Cantrell

Darlene Casey

Lois Caswell

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Eleanor Chavez

Arlene Chuman

Kelly Clanton

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 25 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Lee Cole

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Cancer Survivor 19 years

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Cancer Survivor 17 years

Nettie Collins

Bonnie Coats

Linda Conner

Betty Cotton

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 19 years

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Links For Life Jean Coulter

Connie Cowan

P. J. Cribbs

Mary Cruse

Virginia Cummings

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 12 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 22 years

Linda DeCant

Betty Denter

Joy Dixon

Joy Doepel

Marilyn Dorer

Kathy Douglas

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Betty Eaves

Cancer Survivor 24 years

Edyne Frassinelli

Cancer Survivor 25 years

Marlene Elbert

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Diane Fuller

Cancer Survivor 20 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Rosenda Gonzales

Suzanne Gonzales

Cancer Survivor 20 years

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Barbara Ellis

Ginger Empey

Alicia Linda Dunham

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Sandy Foster

Irma Frank

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Debbie Gallington

Beverly Gambini-Cagle

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Chris Gibson

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Linda Glenn

Cathy Goemer

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Rose Garcia

Cancer Survivor 45 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Lola Goodrich

Karen E. Gould-Churchwell Cancer Survivor 9 years

Virginia Graham

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Carole Gribben

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Kristi Hatak Grohs Cancer Survivor 2 years

Natalie Grumet

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Margaret Hadley

Betty Jo Haflich

Pricilla Hallmark

Paige Halterman

Brigette Hamblet

Coleen Gundzik

Jennie Haberlander

Diane Haddock

October 2011

Julie Followwill

Pam Dowell-Daft

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Bakersfield Life

Susan Ewens

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 25 years

Julia Davis

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Cancer Survivor 19 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Elsa Joyce Daves

Cancer Survivor 33 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 4 years

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Juli Coulthurst

Wall of Hope

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 32 years

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years


Links For Life Linda Hartt

Jennifer Hennick

Sharon Hennick

Wall of Hope

Diana Hernandez

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Cancer Survivor 2 years

LaNelle Howell

Marguerite Hughey

Helen Huntalas

Dona Hurt

Diane Heston

Cancer Survivor 25 years

Olga Jacobs

Mary Holland

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Karla Jadwin

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 24 years

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 39 years

Cancer Survivor 21 years

Linda Jones

Marian Jones

Rhonda Jones

Linda Jordan

Karen Kelley

George Ann Kerley

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 39 years

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Germaine Kimm

Debbie Kiser

Jill Knight

Armida Laddaga

Ginger Lane

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Cancer Survivor 12 years

Saundra Loman

Esther Lozano

Phyllis Luckey

Mary Luna

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Stephanie Lynch

Dorothy Hollingsworth Cancer Survivor 5 years

Carol Jett

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Rebekah Khan

Arlene House

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Dianna Jones

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Cheryle Kileen

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 12 years

Barbara Lechtreck

Marie Lehmann

Marguerite Lofy

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Judith Malerich

Jan Maltone

Gwenetta Marshall

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Arnita Matthews

Casey McBride

Carolyn McCleod

Ann McCright

Naomi McCutcheon

Dolores McNeil

Ethel Miksits

Geraldine Miles

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 22 years

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 25 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 19 years

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Links For Life Carolyn “Scottie� Miller

Karen Minear

Sharon Moore

Bronwyn Mullen

Mandy Muth

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Terri Nixon

Edna Norwood

Sue Norwood

Joann Nunn

Amy Padilla Villalobos

Terry Page

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Mary Jo Pasek

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Jane Pratt

Cancer Survivor 14 years

Jo Ann Payne

Cancer Survivor 17 years

Sharon Rea

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Marguerite Pechin

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Melanie Reed

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Deanna Rhoades

Dorothy Richard

Gerry Richardson

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Lavonne Schuetz

Barbara Scott

Joyce Shankle

Cancer Survivor 11 years

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Jeanette Miller

Wall of Hope

Bakersfield Life

Cancer Survivor 21 years

October 2011

Cancer Survivor 57 years

Cancer Survivor 12 years

Nancy Pelton

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Joan Reedy

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Cancer Survivor 3 years

Dolores Pena

Jennifer Peters

Cancer Survivor 22 years

Linda Regier

Karen Neukom

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Louise Palmer

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Mesha Phillips

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Kay Restad

Lisa Rey

Barbara Newkirk

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Alene Parsons

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Coral Poole-Clark

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Billie Reynolds

Cancer Survivor 15 years

Cancer Survivor 11 years

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 13 years

Patsy Romero

Angela Ruffino

Vickie Sanford

Joy Schmidt

Diane Schuetz

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Aimee Shaw

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Chris Sheehan

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 12 years

Lynne Sill

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 19 years

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Barbara Smith

Kay Smith

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 22 years


Links For Life Patricia Smith

Rita Smith

Lydia Soto

Wall of Hope

Debra Lynn St Louis

Ethel Struble

Kala Stuebbe

Jan Sublett

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 18 years

Cancer Survivor 31 years

Cancer Survivor 6 years

Ellen Svendsen

Joan Tanner

Bonnie Tomlinson

Fran Thompson

Isabel Thompson

Joyce Tillery

Kathy Torres

Cancer Survivor 27 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Cancer Survivor 20 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Susan Trihey

Linda Turner

Georgia Twist

Malise Unruh

Mary VanBlake-Shoaf Cancer Survivor 3 years

Shirley Vance

Cancer Survivor 23 years

Arminda VanWinkle

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Carol Warkentin

Dianna Warner

Sandra Watkins

Cancer Survivor 10 years

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 14 years

Cancer Survivor 8 years

Tricia Velasquez

Dorothy Vokolek

Heather Waites

Lora Warfield

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 39 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 4 years

Cancer Survivor 1 year

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 7 years

Marilyn Watson

Jean Wedeking

Catherine Wemhoff

Debbie Williams

Julie Worthing

Janet Yacopetti

Jeff Hayward

Cancer Survivor 5 years

Cancer Survivor 19 years

Cherie Shoemake / Marilyn Thomas Daughter / mother Cancer Survivors 17 years / 25 years

Cancer Survivor 9 years

Cancer Survivor 14 years

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Thelma Reed / Tammy Shipley Mother / daughter Cancer Survivors 27 years / 7 years

Cancer Survivor 2 years

Cancer Survivor 16 years

Carleen Swank / Leea Wimbish Mother / daughter Cancer Survivors 5 years / 5 years

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Links For Life

Wall of Hope

October events Yoga class for breast cancer survivors and their family members every Monday in October except the 31st, 6 p.m., Links for Life office.. Oct. 1: Lace’n It Up, kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Tehachapi. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Yogurt Junction and ends at the Tehachapi Senior Center with a breakfast. To register for the Lace’n It Up event go to the Links for Life website www.linksforlife.org

Dolores Romero / Millie Medina Sisters Cancer Survivors 2 years / 9 years

Jeanine Wanlass / Yevette Peterson Mother / daughter Cancer Survivors 4 years / 4 years

Donna Wheeler / Jeannie Smith Sisters Cancer Survivors 15 years / 9 years

Oct. 3: Lace’n It Up, kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Bakersfield. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., events at three locations: Liberty Bell, Park at River Walk and Kern County Department of Public Health. To register for the Lace’n It Up event go to the Links for Life website www.linksforlife.org Oct. 4: Links for Life Breast Cancer Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Links for Life office. Oct. 5: Pamper Yourself in Pink at Christine’s & LoLo’s, Stockdale Fashion Plaza. Four local salons will be providing mini services for the guests along with food, drinks and shopping! Join all the fun for $20 to benefit Links for Life. Call 8343068 to make your reservations, limited space.

Cynthia Lake / Mary Lake Daughter / mother Cancer Survivors 4 years / 5 years

Pricilla Bacus / Ede Pacaldo Cousin-in-law / cousin-in-law

Ella Simpson / Connie Simpson Mother-in-law / daughter-in-law

Cancer Survivors 10 years / 10 years

Cancer Survivors 11 years / 5 years

Special thank you to Karla Jadwin, Jadwin Photography for the Wall of Hope photos.

To be included in next year’s Wall of Hope, please call Links for Life at 322-5601.

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Emerald Sponsors

Ruby Sponsors

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Oct. 13: Pink Passion for Fashion – Fashion Show & Luncheon, DoubleTree Hotel 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info and to reserve your table call 322-5601. Oct. 13: Bingo to benefit Links for Life in Tehachapi, Senior Center, 6 p.m. Call 8050098 for more information. Oct. 19: Bunco, hosted by Christine’s in the Stockdale Fashion Plaza, 6:30 p.m. Call for reservations, 834-3068. Oct. 20: 7 p.m., CSUB Women’s Pink Soccer game, CSUB vs. UC Davis, main soccer field. Oct. 25: Kisses for Cures Bingo Night, hosted by Victoria’s, 6:30 p.m. Call 6658300 for details and reservations. Oct. 27: Color Me Mine, A Fun LadiesOnly night of painting, food, and silent auction. For more details and to make your reservation, call 664-7366.

2011 Links For Life Wall of Hope  

2011 Links For Life Wall of Hope

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