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… e M r o f y r C t ’ n o D (back row) Robin Dean, Erica Harris and Gerri House (front row) Jennifer Toland and Mary Connell Mitchell

Photography by Janet Warlick, shot on the "Evita" set at The Arkansas Repertory Theatre; props

This year marks our ninth annual celebration of life and the unique and invaluable partnership we have with Runway for a Cause supporters. We are tickled pink about the show, our models and this special edition that features breast cancer warriors. In this issue, we pay homage to one of history’s powerful leading ladies, the late Eva Peron, former First Lady of Argentina — what better way to celebrate the power of women than by shooting on the set of “Evita,” the musical that tells the compelling story of the rise of this charismatic woman? 32 . OCTOBER 2010


e … I’m a Survivor! (back row) Stacy Sells, Ellen Kreth and Christy Clark (front row) Angie Elser and Coco Dorsey

courtesy of The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Paddywacks Vintage Clothing and Galaxy Furniture.

We also dedicate this issue to April Miller, who graced the October 2009 cover. April passed away (of complications other than breast cancer) soon after the magazine hit the stands; her story was so compelling, we received several calls from readers who wanted to contact her for advice. Finally, we want to encourage every woman to encourage every woman you know to have her “mammies grammed” annually … early detection is key to recovery! aymag.com . 33


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from the chairwoman

As chair of this year’s Runway for a Cause, our ninth year, it has been a privilege and honor to work with such a committed group of women. The dedication and determination from this group has inspired me in so many ways. I have made friendships and “sisterhood bonds” that I will cherish forever. Having served for eight years, I have seen the recent challenge our economy has had on raising money toward this cause. Each year, we continue to raise more money and meet and/or surpass our goal … it is important to remember that economic changes come and go, breast cancer does not. Raising money for breast cancer research has allowed me to come full circle in my own personal journey with this terrible disease. After receiving news that I had breast cancer, my family and friends surrounded me with love and support. As a wife and a mother of two young boys, I was devastated, but determined to fight. Thankfully, through self-examination, the cancer was caught in its early stage, and I have been cancer free for eight years. I feel that awareness about breast cancer, early detection and excellent physician’s healthcare all helped save my life. These are crucial for a woman in her efforts to fight this disease. The money raised from Runway for a Cause goes to organizations that help educate women about breast cancer, its symptoms and treatment and provide access to medically-underserved women in our state — 25 of our 75 counties are currently without FDA-approved mammography capacity. It is through your support and generous donations that we are able to help these women. Looking back, I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything. While frightened in the midst of the battle, the growth I gained has given me a strength and passion to help other women. Runway for a Cause is a celebration of life and of life lost. We all know someone whose life has been forever changed by breast cancer … join us as we celebrate their lives. Carey Hill, Chair Runway for a Cause 2010 aymag.com . 35


runway mailbag

Jimmie Lou Fisher, 2009 Runway for a Cause

Thank you for inviting me to sit with you at Runway for a Cause. The 2009 event was unquestionably the most fabulous one yet. I loved seeing the latest fashions modeled by survivors, and I was tickled “pink” by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ’s choir performance. You have created one of the largest, most empowering, inspirational and fun events in the community. I applaud your efforts and wish you luck on all the good work you do for our community. Ginger Beebe First Lady of Arkansas

Once again Runway for a Cause was terrific! I continue to be touched by the fabulous breast cancer survivor models. My congratulations to you, the AY staff and your wonderful Runway committee for all that you have accomplished. CARTI is proud and grateful that some of the event proceeds will benefit the more than 500 women we treat for breast cancer each year. Your support truly does make a difference. Elizabeth Clark CARTI Foundation

As a 34-year survivor, it was an honor to be a model for the 2009 Runway for a Cause. What a joy to meet so many strong, courageous and talented survivors! We’ve come a long way in 34 years! May a cure come soon. Thank you, AY, for your continued dedication to the challenge. Becky Braden, Breast Cancer Survivor Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

I'm very proud that Coco Dorsey is serving on the Runway Committee. That style show and luncheon is one of my favorite events. It is so awesome to see you survivors get out there and strut your stuff. It gives so much hope to [women] who are newly-diagnosed and to the ones who are still struggling with chemo and all the other crap that goes along with the breast cancer experience. It also creates an enormous amount of thankfulness in the hearts and minds of those who call themselves "survivors" and also to those who have been fortunate enough to "dodge the bullet," so to speak. It is women like Coco who really make a statement and really make a difference. Go Coco! 

Thank you so very much for giving me the opportunity to participate in the October [2009] AY photo shoot. It was such a great experience. The others ladies were so nice, and it was a treat to meet them. My family loved the picture, and I’ve received so many compliments! Thank you also for the poster. I’ve never had a good picture before so I really appreciate that so much.

Carol Lord

Karen Trevino, Breast Cancer Survivor

Natalie Smith

Maumelle, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Via e-mail

Thank you so much for allowing me to sit with you, Vicki at Runway for a Cause. This was the first big event I attended when I moved to Little Rock [in 2009], and I have yet to see anything that matches it. Congratulations on another successful year.

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Glitz & Glam

CALLING ALL SURVIVORS Volunteer for the Most Vital Pal Program at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The Most Vital Pal (MVP) is a volunteer who works one-on-one with patients, an intensive and rewarding experience. MVPs personally assist patients during their first day at any of the numerous clinics at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, including the Women’s Clinic. Breast cancer survivors are wonderful volunteers because they have “walked the walk” and can relate to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Please call the Cancer Institute Volunteer Services at (501) 686-8286 for more information about this meaningful volunteer opportunity.

You’ll love this pink ribbon watch! We like it so much, we bought three to give away! To enter the AY/Pink Ribbon Watch Giveaway, send a postcard to AY/Pink Watch, 910 W. Second St., Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201, or enter online at aymag.com. Be certain to include your name, address and a daytime phone number. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1, 2010. aymag.com . 37


2010 Runway Committee

2010 Runway Committee: (Back row from left) Sharon Heflin, Laura Davis, Vivian Trickey-Smith, Gerri House, Shannon McKinney, Vicki Vowell, Carrie Hurley, Cathy Gammill, Lynn Corley, (Seated, from left) Stacy-Lynn Hobby, Shirley Davis Miller, Mitzi Choate, Cherry Landfair, Toni Lazenby, Carey Hill, Coco Dorsey, Bev Eberle, Pam Drilling. Not pictured: Roseanne Boyd, Barbara Graves, Penny Burkhalter, Evelyn Menz and Rhonda Penn.

A Word of Thanks Our committee members are a formidable group. Special thanks to: Carey Hill, our chair, for her clarity; Cherry Landfair, co-chair, for her attention to detail; Penny Burkhalter and Pam Drilling for their job coordinating retailers; Gerri House, Stacy-Lynn Hobby and Coco Dorsey for recruiting our beautiful models; Evelyn Menz for her spirit; Lynn Corley for arranging beautiful decorations; Laura Davis and Cathy Gammill for spreading the word; Bev Eberle for securing magnificent items and escorts; Carrie Hurley for great ideas; Sharon Heflin for gathering plenty of volunteers; Barbara Graves for producing a great show; Shannon McKinney for delivering a delicious menu; and Rhonda Penn, AY office administrator, for keeping us all on schedule. Much gratitude to the sponsorship committee: Toni Lazenby for her exceptional ability to raise money; Mitzi Choate for her continued support; Roseanne Boyd for her dedication; Vivan Trickey-Smith for arranging for the wine and cheese event, and to Steve and Vivian Griffith for their artwork donation; to all the women on our committees who helped raise money; and to our Sponsorship Chair, Shirley Davis Miller, who got married in August and still found time to raise money ... amazing. Once again, job well done — Vicki P.S. We would like to thank the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock for allowing us to use the set of the Broadway musical "Evita." (From top) Carey Hill, Cherry Landfair and Shirley Davis Miller

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Runway for a Cause is thrilled to donate to organizations, like the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) that work hard to benefit cancer patients in Arkansas. “Breast cancer patients treated at CARTI benefit greatly from support received from Runway for a Cause. Last year, gifts from Runway allowed us to provide more than 450 breast cancer patients with various health and wellness activities designed to meet the needs of breast cancer patients during their six to eight weeks of radiation therapy treatment. Funds from Runway for a Cause provided breast cancer patients with massage therapy; nutritional guidance and dietary supplements; emotional counseling; and educational retreats,” said Kathi Jones, president, CARTI Foundation. Kathi Jones and Sharon Heflin

New Outlook, the women's cancer recovery program at St. Vincent Health System, assists women dealing with the effects of cancer as well as cancer treatment. “The use of this Runway money will be two-fold. One is to cover the cost of a quarterly Stress Management classes with a certified PhD in this area. This class is for cancer survivors, their caregivers and family,” said Alesa Garner, New Outlook coordinator. The second use of this money is to provide funding for a young women’s cancer retreat in 2011. It is so important that young women have ‘touch points’ with other young women.” One of the services New Outlook provides is post-mastectomy forms. They use a number of companies including Snell Prostetics and Orthotics. Snell offers several options, such as camisoles and forms for bras, enhancement, sports and swimming forms. Rosanne Boyd, Sonya Schmidt Murphy, John Cogan Wade and Angela E. Thomas

Susan G. Komen for the Cure has also been a RFC recipient. “Our relationship with RFC is very unique. One of the things [Komen] focuses on is awareness. Runway is well loved; it’s a big event that brings a great amount of awareness. Their use of breast cancer survivors from around the state carries a positive message that reaches far beyond that day,” said Sherrye McBryde, executive director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Arkansas Affiliate. “The monies we receive from RFC are used in two ways: 25 percent goes toward research grants to help find a cure for breast cancer; 75 percent is used in 63 of the 75 counties in Arkansas — for screening and diagnostic tests for uninsured and underinsured women. The funds also support mobile mammography, as 26 of the 75 counties do not have a fixed mammogram machine. We help ensure women in these underserved areas get mammograms.” Shannon McKinney and Vickey Metrailer

The 20th Century Club has been a recipient of RFC for a number of years. Dana Kleine is capital campaign chair and past president for the organization. “With the money we have received from RFC, we’ve provided care to more patients traveling to Little Rock for cancer treatment,” Kleine said. The club sold its historic home in the Quapaw Quarter in 2005. “It was a difficult decision, because the house held lots of memories; but because it was a historical building, the costs of repairs often outweighed the amount of money we had to spend on patients.” For the last five years, they’ve housed patients at local hotels. The club will gain a new permanent home next April when the Hope Lodge opens. The 17,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility will have 21 rooms; an on-site manager; a large meeting area; and a large community kitchen. Dana Kleine, Vicki Vowell, Tommye Stuart, Lynda Johnson and Lisa Johnson

RFC has been a major supporter of the Nurse Navigator program at Baptist Health. The program provides personalized care and one-on-one guidance between nurses and breast cancer patients. “[The donation we received from RFC] is such a blessing for so many patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer,” said DeAnna McAlister, RN coordinator at Baptist Breast Center. “With the grant money, we have purchased books and materials to offer support to these ladies as they begin their journey to being survivors! Our Nurse Navigator calls these ladies throughout their surgery, chemo treatments, radiation treatments, etc., as they have a few rough months after the diagnosis — for most patients, our navigator is truly a blessing.” Missy Lewis, Shirley Davis Miller, Russ Harrington and Toni Lazenby

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute MammoVan provides digital mammography services to women in the 26 Arkansas counties that are currently without any FDA-approved screening facilities. Since late February 2010, more than 1,000 women have had mammograms on this high-tech “breast center on wheels.” Almost half of these ladies were grantees who got their mammograms for free because they were uninsured and did not qualify for other funding programs. “The Cancer Institute is able to provide such a wonderful service with the generosity of donors and events such as Runway for a Cause,” said Susan Van Dusen, communications specialist UAMS. Dr. Peter Emanuel, Carey Hill and Dr. Suzanne Klimberg

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Wife & Mother

If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “The Blind Side,� and I would be Leigh Anne Tuohy. I identify with the title when I think about my breast cancer diagnosis; it definitely hit my blind side as I think it does most people. I admire Leigh Anne and her no nonsense approach to helping people and it inspires me to be more proactive in reaching out to others. Outfitted by New Traditions and Sissy's Log Cabin.

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Robin Dean

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If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “Singing in the Rain,” and I would be Cyd Charisse because I love to dance; Cyd had polio and overcame great odds to dance … that’s very inspirational. Outfitted by Feinstein's and Lauray's The Diamond Center.

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Coco Dorsey

3.5 year-survivor

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vice president H.F. Scruggs Co., Inc.

If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and I would be Ferris, because he loves life; knows no fear or stranger; pushes the envelope; and breaks the rules. He had a gravitational pull to which people were attracted. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Outfitted by Companions and Wilkerson Jewelers.

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Angie Elser

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If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and I would be Clarence, the angel, because of his message of hope. “Life is always worth living no matter what crosses it gives you. God will help you carry them through the love of family and friends.” Outfitted by B. Barnett and Sissy's Log Cabin.

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If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “The Wiz,” and I would be Dorothy, because she’s a young woman trying to find her way … just as I am trying to find my way through a sea of research and information catered to older women. Outfitted by Proposals and Newton's Jewelers.

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Gerri House

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If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “Alice in Wonderland,” because it seems no matter where I am or what I’m doing — work or social — life is an adventure. No matter where I end up, whether it’s in my control or not, it always works out for the best. Outfitted by Fletcher & Bensky Furs and Cecil's Fine Jewelry.

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If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “Nancy Drew,” and I would search for a cure for breast cancer. Outfitted by Vesta's and Cecil's Fine Jewelry.

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Mary Connell Mitchell 6-month survivor

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If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “The Blind Side,� and I would be Leigh Anne Tuohy, because my greatest inner joy is achieved by assisting children, helping them find safety, good health and happiness. Outfitted by Beyond Cotton and Jones and Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry.

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If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “Pollyanna,” and I would play the lead role; friends and colleagues say I’m the eternal optimist. Outfitted by Dillard's.

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Jennifer James Toland 1.5 years-survivor

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Senior Power System Operator

If my life were a movie, play or musical, it would be “Marley & Me,” because I have two “Marleys” of my own, and I would be the character of Jennifer Grogan. Outfitted by Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions and Ellis Jewelers.

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All That Glitters Gold and white stone stretch bracelet by Natasha. Dillard’s

Sterling and 18k gold earrings with round citrine and pear-shaped cognac quartz. Jones and Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry 11121 Rodney Parham Road • Little Rock, AR 72212 (501) 224-3433 • jonesandson.com

6000 University Ave. • Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 661-0053 • dillards.com

18K pink gold diamond and pearl pendant on an 18K pink gold chain with diamonds. Ellis Jewelers 2927 Lakewood Village Dr. • North Little Rock, AR 72116 (501) 753-7267

Angel wing ring in white gold with .43 ctw white and black diamonds in 18kt white gold by Ice Rock work with endless eternity band with 1 ct diamonds by Spark; black and white diamond band with .11 ct diamonds. Lauray’s The Diamond Center 402 Central Ave. • Hot Springs, AR 71901 (501) 321-2441 • laurays.com

18kt diamond earrings, by Frederick Sage. Newton’s Jewelers 701 Garrison Ave. • Fort Smith, AR (479) 782-9123 • newtons-jewelers.com

18kt two-tone diamond hoop earrings, by Marco Bicego. Cecil’s Fine Jewelry 10720 N. Rodney Parham Road • Little Rock, AR 72212 (501) 225-5068 • cecilsfinejewelry.com

1.55 ct diamond and 18kt yellow and white gold diamond flower ring.

Yellow and white diamond bracelet featuring 24.56ct of radiant-cut diamonds.

Wilkerson Jewelers

Sissy’s Log Cabin 1825 N. Grant St. • Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 663-0066 • sissyslogcabin.com

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a list

Purposefully Pink Many retailers have gotten into the act and donate a portion of their sales to organizations that benefit breast cancer causes. Here are a few products that we love … we think you will too.

It’s tool time! Fix all that’s broken with this pink 39-piece general tool kit; $25, apollotools.com, available at national retailers; benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

This Cuisinart EasyPop™ Pink Popcorn Maker offers a healthy alternative to microwave popcorn and looks fab doing so; $60, dillards.com; benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Imagine … invoke … improve these three words capture the Komen for the Cure mission; $35, shopkomen. com; benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Walk in a bit of nostalgia in these pink Chuck Taylors by Converse; $45, converse.com; benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Everything’s coming up roses, well, wildflowers. Go pink and green with these plantable ribbons by Kate Aspen; $22, ecopartytime.com; benefits the Young Survival Coalition.

Purse your lips in pink with this Estee Lauder Lip Design Collection; it comes with the pink accessory bag; $25, esteeelaurder.com, available at Estee Lauder counters nationwide; benefits the Breast Cancer Foundation. aymag.com . 53


AY’s Haute Picks

For Home, Body and Soul Take time out to pamper yourself and embellish your home before the holiday season gets underway.

B Barnett HydroPeptide Pink Kit $60 Support Breast Cancer awareness with this kit. Each kit contains a FREE HydroPeptide Lip Plumper ($38 value) with purchase of award-winning HydroPeptide Eye Cream with SPF 30 anti-wrinkle skin enhancing UV protection.

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Companions Matt Bernson Shearling Boots $276

14810 cantrell rd • little rock • 72223 companionsboutique.com • 501.868.8484

Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions

Glamorize your bra wardrobe this fall with Jezebel pink satin embellished with black lace push-up bra and matching low-rise hipster.

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Handmade Oriental Rugs and Nourison & Oriental Weavers 30% off all handmade Oriental Rugs. 20% off Nourison & Oriental Weavers with Partners Card

1521 macon dr • little rock • 72211 martinous.com • 501.224.0313

Clinton Museum Store Silk Ikat Scarves from $18.95

These boots are perfect for the fall season. Fur lines the ankle and the snaps can be worn open or closed.

Push-up Bra $32 Low Rise Hipster $19

Martinous Oriental Rug Co.

The weaver of our silk ikat scarves is Rasuljon Mirzaahmedou from Uzbekistan, a Unesco Award of Excellence winner.

610 president clinton ave • little rock clintonmuseumstore.com • 501.748.0400

I.O. Metro Vintage Teak End Table $199.95 Handmade from reclaimed teak wood, the Vintage Teak End Table will easily introduce an eco-story into any space!

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Vesta’s Loccitane Products from $18 Luxuries for face, hands and body.

join our facebook fan page! pleasant ridge town center 11525 cantrell road • little rock vestasboutique.com • 501.375.7820

The Full Moon Zebra Print Rain Boots from $37.50 Take a walk on the wild side in these zebra print rain boots! 

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survivor stories

Dr. Karen Kozlowski

Take a Proactive Stance By Angela E. Thomas, photograph by Ashlee Nobel

Erline Pace

Three-time Cancer Survivor Says Exercise Key to Health By Tracy Courage, photography by Ashlee Nobel

We first featured Dr. Karen Kozlowski in 2005. Her story, along with those of Drs. Deborah Cunningham and Jean Matchett, is a clear example of how well one can fare when you practice diligence. “I’ve had two primary breast cancers. In 1997, I had a localized mastectomy only to be bolted over by a diagnosis of cancer on the other side in 2004,” Kozlowski said. She pointed out that she has zero risk factors for breast cancer. “I’m not overweight. I don’t smoke. I exercise. I don’t have a family history of breast cancer. I eat healthily … yet, I’m living proof that you can do everything right and still get breast cancer. My only risk factor is that I’m a female with breasts. I chose to have a mastectomy for two reasons: 1.) I didn’t want to worry about breast cancer again, and 2.) I wouldn’t have to have radiation. I didn’t want to be out of [commission]. A lot of women’s identities are tied to their breasts. I respect that — every woman has to make her decision with good sound judgment and her desires in mind.” She felt differently; “my breasts are not Karen Kozlowski. Karen Kozlowski is who is inside of this body.” Because Kozlowski believes in a proactive stance, she continues to have routine scans. This past May, during a regular scan, doctors found a mass on her liver. “There was a 90 percent chance that it was cancer,” she said. So, she underwent surgery the next month; surgeons were relieved to find the mass was a benign growth. This is why, Kozlowski said, it’s so important to have a dialogue with your doctor, and to be proactive. “Both of my breast cancers were picked up on a routine, everyday mammogram. I had my first at 35 and the second at 40. If you catch breast cancer early, you’ll be around for many years later.” Kozlowski doesn’t believe that her approach was necessarily more logical because she is a physician. “I had a lot of background information, but I’m not a breast doctor or an oncologist. I’m a gynecologist; and believe me, I’m a stickler with my patients. I know firsthand the importance of preventative medicine.” She also shares this advice: “Get your mammograms regularly. Don’t think ‘I don’t have any risk factors.’ If you are a female with breasts, you have a risk. It’s just like any other screening test, if there is a problem, the earlier you know, the better. You cannot stick your head in the sand.” 

Erline Pace, 95, didn’t let colon cancer get the best of her in 1984, or breast cancer in 1992 … or again in 2009. Her breast cancer was diagnosed both times after routine mammograms. She’s had two mastectomies, but never chemotherapy or radiation. “I wasn’t so much fearful as I was disappointed that it had come back,” she said of her third cancer diagnosis early last year. She dealt with cancer the only way she knew how — swiftly and head-on. “I had surgery the next day,” she said, recalling. “I didn’t want to think about it. I just knew it had to be done.” Today, Pace stays active, physically and mentally, and keeps a busy schedule. She’s up by 5:30 a.m., ready to read her newspaper and eat breakfast with fellow residents at her retirement center, where she has lived the past four years. She moved there to be closer to her only living relatives — her granddaughter, Kelly Eichler, her grandson Jim Pace and their families in Little Rock. She also has five greatgrandsons and is awaiting the birth of her first great-granddaughter. “I just have more excitement going on,” she said. “I’m not too old to have fun.” She’s quick-witted, likes to talk politics, and is a selfdescribed “bridge fiend,” who plays cards five days a week with fellow residents. An avid reader, Pace is always on the lookout for good books; the former teacher keeps a journal of sorts to record her opinion — and a grade — on the books she reads. Pace taught high school English for nearly 20 years. Born and raised in Fayetteville, she graduated from the University of Arkansas, where she was the homecoming queen in 1935. Her husband Robert died in 1984 — just a few months before Pace was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 70. “After my husband’s death, I was so listless. I was lost and sad,” Pace said. “But after I had that cancer, I recuperated quite quickly. I’ve always been a person who doesn’t give up easily. ” She also credits regular exercise with helping her stay healthy and fit. “In between everything that has happened, I have continued my walking,” said Pace, who walks at least 20 minutes a day. “I’ve always been the type of person that when something happens, I find the best thing to do is get up and do something. You can’t do that if you sit around and complain. I want to keep living. I want to do something about it.”  aymag.com . 57


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retailers guide

New Traditions 1920 N. Grant St. • Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 663-2388

Fletcher & Bensky Furs 11401 Rodney Parham Road • Little Rock, AR 72212 (501) 225-9000 • fletcherandbenskyfurs.com

Black sweater dress by Elliot Lauren; black leather knee-high boot by Vaneli; black leather quilted handbag with chain by Big Buddha; provided by New Traditions. Yellow and white diamond bracelet featuring 24.56 ct of radiant-cut diamonds by Rahaminov; wedding ring featuring 2.20 ct yellow radiant-cut diamond by Ziva; yellow diamond hoop earrings, 2.99 ct tw and fashion ring featuring a 1.52 ct yellow pear-shaped diamond both by Pink Designs; provided by Sissy’s Log Cabin.

Knitted, sheared beaver stroller in iris and ombre cognac with iris and black coordinating scarf, both by Paula Lishman; provided by Fletcher & Bensky Furs.

Feinstein’s 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd. • Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 664-7330

Vesta’s 11525 Cantrell Road • Suite 610 • Little Rock, AR 72212 (501) 375-7820 • vestasboutique.com

Boiled wool blazer and degrade tee shirt with scarf both in cerise and both by Laurel, stretch wool side-zip slim-leg pant by Lafayette 148; provided by Feinstein’s. Diamond bracelet in 18kt white gold with 3.38 ctw diamonds by CK Gumpert; stainless and rose gold tank watch with platinum silver interchangeable band by Phillip Stein; angel wing ring in white gold with .43 ctw white and black diamonds in 18kt white gold by Ice Rock work with endless eternity band with 1 ct diamonds by Spark; lariat fresh-water, multi-color necklace in 18 kt white gold with diamonds; 10 mm south sea pearl diamond earrings accented with lasar-drilled suspended diamond in 18 kt white gold; diamond wedding ring with 1.10 ct brilliant diamond surrounded by pave diamonds; black and white diamond band with .11 ct diamonds, all four by Lauray’s; provided by Lauray’s, The Diamond Center.

Velvet jacket in amber, stretch camisole in wheat, both by CP Shades, jeggings by Christopher Blue, painted cowboy boot by Old Gringo; provided by Vesta’s.

Companions 14810 Cantrell Road • Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 868-8484 • companionsboutique.com

Beyond Cotton 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road • Little Rock, AR 72212 (501) 221-9195

Denim jean by William Rast, print blouse by Paper White, crinkle jacket in taupe by Emil Rutenberg, and suede camel pumps by Butter; provided by Companions Boutique. 1.55 ct diamond and 18kt yellow and white gold diamond flower ring, 1.54 ct pave diamond and 18kt white gold earrings and two-toned sterling silver and 14kt gold stackable bracelets by Alwand Vahan; provided by Wilkerson Jewelers.

Silk Dupioni vamp wrap jacket, coordinating skirt and zinfandel shell, all in taupe by Lee Andersen; provided by Beyond Cotton. 18 k and 925 yellow gold cushion-cut smoky quartz pendant, 17.75 ct, surrounded by .30 ct diamonds; sterling and 18k gold earrings with round citrine and pear-shaped cognac quartz, 16.26 ctw; sterling and 18k gold ring with round smoky quartz, 12.25 ct; all by Tacori; provided by Jones and Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry.

B. Barnett 8201 Cantrell Road • Little Rock, AR 72227 (501) 223-2514 • bbarnett.com

Dillard’s 6000 S. University Ave. • Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 661-0053 • dillards.com

Off-the-shoulder dress in black by The Row by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen and leather clutch with floral design by Serpui Marie; provided by B. Barnett. Emerald-cut diamond, three-stone ring featuring a 5.02 ct emerald-cut diamond center; opera-length Diamond Riviera necklace featuring 38.49 ct round diamonds; 5.56 ct kite-cut diamond dangle earrings accented with .76 ct pave set round diamonds, all by Rahaminov; stackable diamond bracelets with 31.84 cts of round diamonds by Sissy’s Log Cabin; provided by Sissy’s Log Cabin.

After 5 chocolate brown dress with layered ruffles by Adrianna Papell; “Dayna” gold glimmer and rhinestone sling-back heels by J. Renee, gold and white stone stretch bracelet by Natasha, necklace and coordinating chandelier earrings, both by Nadri; provided by Dillard’s. Wig courtesy of Hair to Go by LaKiesha Braggs.

Proposals 5913 Kavanaugh Blvd. • Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 661-4696 • proposalsboutique.com

Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road • Little Rock, AR 72227 (501) 227-5537 • barbaragraves.com

Strapless tulle and lace ball gown in champagne with threedimensional floral, hand-beaded and embroidered bodice and ruched taffeta cummerbund by Mon Cherie Montage; provided by Proposals. One-of-a-kind diamond and pearl pendant in 18kt gold, 18kt diamond earrings and coordinating 18 kt diamond ring, all by Frederick Sage, 18 kt diamond ring by DeHago, and 18kt diamond bangle by Newton’s; provided by Newton’s Jewelers; make-up by Bridget Baltimore, Barbara Jean, Little Rock.

Purple splash cha-cha dress by Isle Apparel; provided by Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions.

Sterling silver oblong hoops and twin sterling silver pendant on black freshwater pearl strand, both by Slane & Slane; provided by Cecil’s Fine Jewelry.

18kt two-tone, three-strand necklace with .50ct diamond confetti necklace; 18kt two-tone diamond hoop earrings, both by Marco Bicego; provided by Cecil’s Fine Jewelry.

18K pink gold diamond and pearl pendant on an 18K pink gold chain with diamonds, 14KY pink pearl earrings, 14KY citrine and pink pearl ring and freshwater pearl bracelets; provided by Ellis Jewelers.

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Dressed to the Nines This year marks the ninth Runway for a Cause style show and luncheon — ask anyone who has attended, and you’ll find it’s so much more. It’s a

time to celebrate strength, courage and wisdom … a time to share advice and tell war stories … it’s a time to go glam and strut your stuff … all in

the name of defeating breast cancer. The money raised goes to worthy organizations that benefit the bravest women we know and toward creating “a world without breast cancer.”

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Chair: Shirley Davis Amount raised: $37,531

Co-chairs: Evelyn Menz and Becky Bien Amount raised: $64,863

Chair: Mimi San Pedro Amount raised: $104,461

Chair: Cindy Pugh Amount raised: $108,875

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Chair: Penny Burkhalter Amount raised: $136,035

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Chair: Pam Drilling Amount raised: $134,625

Chair: Kristi Moody Amount raised: $132,669

Chair: Carey Hill

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your life

You Are Not Alone Every woman I know gets anxious when it’s time for her mammogram. And while the thought of having your ta-tas firmly flattened by a mechanical anvil is not a pleasant consideration, it’s the purpose of the procedure that has us worried. A mammogram screens for breast cancer, and a diagnosis of breast cancer changes a woman’s life immediately and forever. I read the cancer survivor stories in any publication, because I’m interested in knowing how my fellow sisters cope with the devastating news that they have breast cancer. So often I will read how they were on their way to a tennis game or school conference or some other routine activity when life suddenly comes to a complete halt as the doctor says you need to consult with a breast surgeon. All Daytimers are null and void when a woman hears those words. One November, I heard them and immediately seemed to go into a mild form of disassociation. Luckily, I had an appointment an hour later with a breast surgeon as I had been doing this step for due diligence for several years. And though I was assured that the biopsy that would follow in two weeks would likely show I had nothing to worry about, I was still in a mild state of shock. I was going to have to have a biopsy to see whether the abnormal shapes and colors in my right bosom were cancerous or not. I called my husband to tell him the news, which he quickly tried to minimize and within a few minutes I was doing the same thing. I did not “catastrophize” except in those dark, early morning hours when I couldn’t escape myself. Incredibly lucky, was I as the outcome was good, and I could return to normal life worries, which is what you don’t have the luxury to do when you are in treatment. So what about the women whose biopsies are not negative? How do they cope, and how do their families handle the diagnosis and treatment of their wives and mothers? I’ve learned from the women who’ve come into my office to deal with the emotional issues surrounding their diagnosis and then treatment, the women fare well, and, most often, their families do as well ( Just making an appointment to see a therapist indicates someone who is going to confront the disease and wants every

advantage in doing so). What makes both the patient and family do well is their ability to talk about what is happening. There will be no avoiding, denying or dismissing the battle taking place between the patient and the intruder. All family members will bear arms — no one will be left behind. Talking to the children is not necessary — it’s crucial. Accepting that life routines will be disrupted to some degree is reality, and every family member needs to be a part of the new reality. Educating the children in a manner that is consistent with their ages is comforting and prudent. Tell them your diagnosis, the treatment options and decisions you’ve made about those options, and the expected chronology for surgery and treatment. Tell them what you are expecting to happen as you go through treatment. Prepare them for the visual changes, such as baldness, as well as some of the physical effects of the treatment, like fatigue. Women who have full-family involvement and support fare so much better than those who feel isolated and alone because husbands won’t talk to them and don’t want the children to know what’s going on. The more candid both parents can be with the children, the less scared the children will feel. To tweak an old group therapy adage: “So go the parents, so goes the family.” I love the idea of putting up a big calendar in the family room and showing dates of chemotherapy so the whole family will know what’s happening when and can plan accordingly. If Mom is having chemo on Tuesday, she’s probably not going to sleep well or feel well; and the family can pitch in to keep household maintenance on target. Families who cope together are stronger and that helps the cancer patient be stronger. Usually a woman is alone when she hears the news that she will need a procedure to find out what’s really happening within her breast tissue; she’s the only one in the operating room; she’s the only one who’s watching chemo drip into her veins or lying under a radiation laser … but she doesn’t have to be alone any other time … if her husband and family and her friends love her through her battle. 

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By Amy Bowers/ photography by Ashlee Nobel

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Faulkner's Grave

Rowan Oak

The population of this quaint, southern town nearly triples on football game weekends as spectators flood in to experience tailgating at The Grove and the excitement at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. Though the Razorbacks will battle Ole Miss in Fayetteville this year, there is still plenty to see and do in this culturally-rich and vibrant city, which is full of unique clothing boutiques, noteworthy restaurants and must-see historical landmarks. After college football, Oxford may be best known as the home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. Faulkner purchased the antebellum home he called Rowan Oak in 1930, and lived the majority of his life there with his family, until his death in 1962. Here, Faulkner composed such literary classics as As I Lay Dying, Light in August and 64 . OCTOBER 2010

There are few college towns that celebrate football season at the same wholly-fanatical level that Fayetteville, Ark., does, but Oxford, Miss., — as many college football fans already know — does a pretty good job of turning a home game into a holiday.

Absalom, Absalom! The home now belongs to the University of Mississippi and acts as a museum offering tours of Faulkner’s home — it’s very much as it was when he lived there. Highlights from the exhibits include: the outline of A Fable written on the walls of his office; the near-empty bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey he was drinking when he passed away; and Faulkner’s own bedroom overlooking the beautiful Rowan Oak grounds. For more Faulkner history, travel just miles from the city’s square to St. Peter’s Cemetery and visit the gravesite of the Faulkner family. It is tradition to decorate the grave — marked with the words “Beloved Go With God” — with coins, empty or half-full bottles of whiskey and handwritten letters and poetry. If shopping piques your interest, start your adventure at the Historic Downtown Square, the cultural and economic hub of the city. Here you’ll find a dozen or more boutiques carrying party-wear, accessories, shoes, high-end clothing, books and more. Find the perfect party dress, as well as accessories and heels to outfit a night on the town at Miss Behavin, Wear Me Out or Oh La La Boutique. These fun shops are a girlie-gear Mecca for any occasion from college party to date night. For a more sophisticated look, try Nella Clothing, a new, upscale boutique. This shop carries an array of items from casual to professional and cocktail attire. A trip to Oxford is not complete without a visit to Square Books. This independent book store opened its doors in 1979, and has expanded with two satellite locaMiss Behavin tions — Square Books, Jr., a children’s bookstore, and Off Square Books, for overflow of Square Books; both are located on Courthouse Square. Square Books offers a vast collection of general interest books, southern studies and children’s books, as well as a second story cafe and balcony, a weekly radio show and many author events. For the best plate lunc h in town, stop


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