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Melissa Birdsong Marilyn Brannen Lori Samples Duncan Jeff Fay Sundae Ford Julie Hanlon Goering Jackie Grizzard Diana Holmes Lisea Julien Wendi Lee Tyler Ryan

4 Simplify your Holidays! 5 A Favorite Holiday Dessert: Pumpkin Cream Cheesecake

6 How to Take Better Photos 7 A Designer’s View on Holiday Decorating!


8 The Pink Cabana 10 Everyday Magic.


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elcome to the premiere issue of Tampa Woman! We are so excited to bring to you real women in the Tampa Bay area—their stories, their successes, and their businesses. Businesses within these pages have a made a commitment to you, the Tampa woman, to offer great products, services, even healthcare in some instances, in a way that will make you want to tell your friends and family about them. Tampa Woman magazine is a printed word of mouth guide for you. We want to help simplify your life. We haven’t recommended a single business that we would not personally refer to our own friends and families. If you are new to Tampa, we hope you will give our referrals an opportunity to earn your business. If you have lived here your entire life, we hope you will learn something new about the businesses in the community that are committed to quality. We always welcome your feedback and if you know of a business we should feature, we encourage you to email us or give us a call. Julie Goering is committed to making each issue of Tampa Woman better than the last. She has worked tirelessly on this issue to ensure we have filled every page with informative information for you. Julie has awed me with her commitment to this project, and I hope you will shoot her an email with your feedback.

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Pay close attention to our Survivor section. We want to celebrate the Survivor in you. As women, we have all survived many obstacles and sometimes seemingly impossible circumstances, and as you will see we just keep right on kicking it. As many things as we are to others, we need to be something to ourselves as well. I hope you enjoy this special section that will be a part of every issue of Tampa Woman magazine. You have inspired us and if you or someone you know is a candidate to be featured in the Survivor section, please let us know.


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Symphony in Lights Nov. 20–Dec. 31, The Shops at Wiregrass

Come and enjoy Symphony in Lights, an amazing holiday light show with over 250,000 LED lights choreographed to the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Shows nightly on the hour.

Enchanted Tree Lighting Nov. 26, 6–8pm, Hyde Park Village

The Enchanted Tree Lighting takes place at the Fountain in the heart of Hyde Park Village and attracts over 4,000 people.

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This family-friendly celebration kicks off the holiday season and has become one of Tampa Bay’s most highly recognized events. Enjoy a variety of live entertainment, free cookies and cocoa, a splendid holiday light display, the lighting of the 30-foot Christmas Tree and an appearance by Jolly Old St. Nicholas!

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7:30pm David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

Direct from Broadway, the classic holiday movie White Christmas comes to the stage at last! This brand new musical shines with classic Berlin hits like “Blue Skies,� “How Deep is the Ocean?� and, of course, the unforgettable title song. This musical tells the story of two buddies putting on a

show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process.

Holiday Celebration Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 10:30am– 1:30pm, The Florida Aquarium

Get your picture with Santa at the Aquarium. And don’t miss Santa’s elves scuba diving in our coral reef gallery during our daily dive shows on December 4, 11 and 18. Visit their website for additional details.

Wild Wonderland Dec. 10–12, 17–23 and 26–30, 7–10pm, Lowry Park Zoo

night, illuminated by more than a million twinkling lights. Meet the jolly old elf himself and visit his merry mammals — real reindeer! Enjoy free rides and elaborate displays, and savor traditional holiday treats from the Zoo’s own “Sweet Shoppe.� General admission is $13 for adults and $11 for children (ages 3-11). Annual Zoo Pass holders receive discounted admission.

Gingerneering Saturday, Dec. 18, MOSI

Gingerneering is a celebration event for the winter holidays. MOSI will host a breakfast for our guests and members. Other activities include a visit with Santa and gingerbread house building or gingerbread cookie decorating.

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Simplify your HOLIDAYS! by Jackie Grizzard

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t’s the most wonderful time of the year!”


Who’s coming for the Holidays? What will I serve? The guest room needs cleaning! Where’s the Christmas tree going? More TOYS? Look at all this clutter!


Start gathering addresses now. If your family gets together for Thanksgiving, use that day to take your holiday photo. It doesn’t have to be formal. Have a friend or neighbor snap some fun pictures of your family in your backyard or inside your home.

Write out three days worth of menu’s from breakfast to dinner. Purchase as many groceries in advance as possible so you make less trips to the grocery store and you know what you’re serving.

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Does that sound like you or someone you know? These tips from Clutter Free Bug will help you get better prepared, more organized, and clutter free for the Holidays.

Holiday Location Find out who’s coming, and for how long. What kind of sleeping arrangements need to be made?

First pick a spot for the tree. Decorate your entire home or only the living areas and entry ways. Keep it simple and elegant.

Gift Lists Some families pull one name from a hat and others like buying gifts for everyone. Save money by making gift certificates for things that you can DO for them like a foot massage, or cook their favorite dinner. Gifts don’t have to be expensive or cost money; they just have to be meaningful!

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Guest Room Think of a hotel. You need a bed, clean bedding, night table, good lighting, a closet with hangers, and maybe a TV. Don’t have a guest room? Use partitions to section off a spot in an office, toy room or living area so your guest can sleep, make a phone call or take a quick nap.

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These tips from Clutter Free Bug will help you get better prepared, more organized, and clutter free for the Holidays.

Guest Bath Prep your guest bathroom with soaps, towels, tissue, shampoo and conditioner, shaving items, toothpaste, toothbrushes and non fragrant lotions.

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Crews Ask family members which “crew” they want to sign up for. Assign a crew for set up (set table, chairs, decorations, music, etc.) and a crew for clean up (clear table, load dishwasher, etc.).

Family Fun Save money by visiting parks, playing games or going to the movies. Eat your big meals at home and enjoy some ice-cream as a treat.

Toys More toys are coming! For every new toy received, get rid of an old one. Ask yourself “what is my child really playing with?” and “how much of this stuff has become invisible?”. The Holidays are about spending time with loved ones. Plan now to avoid stress and enjoy the Season. Happy Holidays from Clutter Free Bug!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheesecake lngredients for the Crust:

1½ cups graham crackers ¼ cup gingersnap cookies 2 tbsp. butter, melted For the Filling: 5 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1¾ cups sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 6 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons apple pie spice (Yes, APPLE pie spice) 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin

Garnish: Icing of your choice, praline pecans or marshmallows are all excellent choices for this cake. You can also decorate with baked, spiced pumpkin seeds.

Directions: Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Combine graham crackers, gingersnaps and butter in a medium bowl. Press into the bottom and 1-inch up the side of a 10-inch nonstick springform pan. Set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add flour. Slowly add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Add pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Blend until smooth.

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Place a pan filled with water on the lower rack of your oven. Bake cheesecake at 500 degrees F for 10 minutes then reduce temperature to 200 degrees F and bake for 1 hour, 30 minutes. Run a knife around top of cake to loosen from pan. Open oven door (with oven off) to allow cake to cool gradually for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and continue to cool on a rack for one hour. Place in the refrigerator overnight.

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’ve been a working photographer since I was 18. This sort of made me the “go-to” expert with family and friends. So, when anyone has questions about what camera to buy or how to take better photographs, I’m usually the one they call. I tell them all the same thing: go to a local camera store, pick up the cameras and see how they feel in your hands. Does your finger cover the flash? Is it too heavy or awkward? It needs to be comfortable to work! There are a few different types of cameras on the market, depending on your budget and what things you want to photograph. There are professional DSLR’s, “pro-sumer DSLR’s” and point and shoots. It’s a lot like wine or art, there is nothing that makes one better than the other. It’s just a matter of personal preference. You don’t have to spend $5,000 on a camera to take great photographs (don’t tell my wife). The most important job of the camera is to advance to the next frame. It is the photographer’s job to make the camera capture the image intended. So, the more you prepare for the composition the better the image! Here are some tips:

• If you are photographing children or pets, get down on their level instead of shooting from

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above. Give your subject some space and use your telephoto lens. Sometimes, neither of them wants to cooperate. So, the best thing to do is to let them acclimate to the environment and don’t try to force anything.

• A great trick with toddlers is to

put a piece of sticky tape in the palm of their hand. They become so engrossed in it that when you call their name they look up with a very honest, beautiful expression. That is when you capture their true essence! • With pets, peanut butter serves as the sticky tape. The best images are captured while they are trying to lick the sticky stuff from the roof of their mouths. • Eliminate clutter or “static” from the background and try to have your subjects in full light, rather than shadow. Shoot with the sun at your back. • Know your equipment. It’s a crime to miss a beautiful moment trying to figure out how to turn the camera on. Play with it, learn it. Use your imagination. Have fun! Most importantly, remember that photographs are like little time capsules. They are something you leave behind for future generations. Don’t get so caught up in perfection that you lose the personality! Jeff Fay is a 25 year veteran photographer and owner of Hollowtree Images in Tampa. Visit www.hollowtreeimages.

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Stay with one theme or style for your “common” areas, it gives a feeling of flow and a professional finish, in addition it makes the shopping process much easier.

Tulle fabric is an inexpensive beauty for holiday decor! Use it on your tree, on your mantle, as a tree skirt and a fantastic gift wrapping with lots of ribbon!!

Ahhh...the scent of the season. Let your nose know it’s the holidays! My favorites are Holly Berry and Pumpkin Spice by Yankee Candle.

When making room for the Christmas tree, this is an opportunity to rearrange your furniture so the focal point is the tree or your mantle. Give your space a cozy look for this special time of year.

Choose 3 colors for your holiday color palette, keeping it consistent throughout (it’s okay to use one color from your palette heavier in one room and lighter in another.) Mixing multiple palettes of color can be very distracting. Try red, gold and bronze OR Silver, blue and white.


Create a tradition in your family. A great Tampa tradition is a Gasparilla tree, using all of the beads caught at the annual parade. White lights are used, illuminating the multiple stands of beads. Top it off with lots of feathers and pirates of course!


Mix a flower of choice to your Christmas tree ornaments! Try Hydrangea, poinsettia or opened red roses. Use an odd number of flowers, scattering them on the tree...makes an eye popping statement.

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Use lots of candles, nothing feels warmer and feels more inviting than candlelight.

If you have children, do a themed tree in each child’s room...this can change as they grow. (i.e... princess, Barbie, sports and Legos for the younger child...and a college theme for the big kids!)


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May your Holidays be decorated with good cheer! Diana Holmes is one of the Bay Area’s most renowned design consultants. She lives by the mantra “Where there is true passion, the results are amazing.” She is


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always dreamed of having my own business,” says Anni MacClellan, owner of The Pink Cabana on North Dale Mabry. In 2001, this former teacher opened the door of Anni’s Paperchase, and it wasn’t long before she had expanded to a five thousand square foot store, carrying “everything under the sun.” As the economy went south, however, Anni was forced to reinvent her dream. The costs of maintaining a large store front took its toll. She decided to take her gained business experience, and

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create an opportunity for women who share the dream that set her on this road nine years ago. Leases. Start-up costs. Insurance. Time. Employees. Cost of inventory. Costly marketing. The leap of faith. Only some of the major concerns and potential deal breakers for women who want to answer that entrepreneurial call. Enter Anni’s dream part two. The Pink Cabana. The Shoppes at the Pink Cabana are made up of locally owned, independent business women who sublet a “mini boutique” within the Pink Cabana. “We all have our own visions of what we want our businesses to be, but not necessarily the time, money or knowledge to run our own boutiques,” Anni says. “What we can do is give our merchant

things like customer service, point of sale material, and merchandising that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to have.” As the name hints, inside this sea of pink, you’ll find “a girly girls dream.” The Pink Cabana is a marketplace filled with creativity and whimsy. Need an artsy fifty-six inch custom built clock for your friend’s new house with vaulted ceilings? Done. Need a unique piece of jewelry that looks like it costs more than the hope diamond? Done. Need to grab some martini glasses, teacher gifts, baby outfits and holiday ornaments all in one fowl swoop? Done. Done. Done. Done. Shoppers can find a broad selection of unusual gifts at a reasonable price point all under one


(left to right) Cheryl VanBebber, Amy Odom, Jill Dyn, Barbara Borrell, Anni MacClellan, Jackie Mercer, Dreama Wegzyn roof. They carry women’s and kids clothing, baby gifts, jewelry, home decor, stationery, candles, personalized items and gifts and more. Holiday shopping can just about put you over the edge with all the baking, holiday cards and parties. If your holiday shopping list is long, and you can’t drive all over town searching for that special

in supporting the local economy. “We really believe in shopping local and keeping our local economy thriving,” says Anni. “With a one stop shop that is convenient for our clients, we can encourage them to shop from local businesses.” On the Pink Cabana’s website,, you can get a taste of the shopping experi-

‘We really believe in shopping local and keeping our local economy thriving...’ something, then what you need is a trip to The Shoppes at the Pink Cabana. Tate and Tilly, All The Craze, Busy Chix, Canvases For Christ, Lulu’s Niche, Swankies, Girlz Rock. All shops owned by woman who have partnered with Anni in this unique shopping experience. “In the past, people were willing to drive all over town for that certain something,” explains The Pink Cabana’s website. Anni is not only passionate about helping other independent business women realize their potential, she believes wholeheartedly

ence, and get a taste of the “girly girl” shopping experience you will have when you pull up. If you have the dream of your own Shoppe, or perhaps your business is ready to expand, but you can’t justify the start up costs to open an additional location, Anni has the solution for you at The Shoppes at The Pink Cabana. The Pink Cabana is located at 14361 N. Dale Mabry in Tampa. Stop by and see it all for yourself, or call Anni at (813) 960-1940.

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Everyday Magic.

Meet Phillip Shore Elementary’s Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Emily Marrero.

by Sundae Ford


irst impressions last a lifetime, and upon meeting Emily Marrero I knew she was the real deal. I sat down with Emily to pick her brain about her life: as a teacher, a devoted student, and aside from her work, Emily the woman. We just met, but we found ourselves laughing and talking like we had known each other for years. Perhaps this easy, caring, and gentle way about her is the reason for her successful relationship with not only her students, but her fellow teachers. I suspect that it is. Born in Long Island, New York, Emily moved to the Tampa Bay area when she was a toddler. Emily has an early history of achievement and educational success when as a 9th grader, she was chosen to participate in the International Baccalaureate program of preuniversity coursework. “It was very rigorous and focused, and made me aware of my capabilities as a student early in my educational career.” photography by HollowTree Images

As a child, however, she remembers not being interested in reading at all. This changed completely when she realized she could make movies in her mind to help her comprehension. This change can perhaps be credited to a caring reading coach, the position which Emily proudly makes her life’s work. After graduating from The University of South Florida, Emily enjoyed positions both in the classroom and in the district Elementary Writing Department in Downtown Tampa. Working in both environments unveiled great opportunities to learn and sharpen her skills with her students. An eager learner herself, Emily is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and admits that she really enjoys being a student. “I love staying challenged, open, and flexible. Even though I’m a teacher, I don’t have all the answers. I’m not perfect, but I love to learn.” Emily’s first position at Phillip Shore was that of


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reading coach, a charge she happily leads again this year. “I work with the teachers to help them refine their reading instruction. I model lessons for teachers to watch, coach teachers on their lessons, analyze the data and provide recommendations for teachers, grade levels, and administration, and provide professional development opportunities for teachers.”

stead of just one classroom of students, I get to work with all 394!” When asked how she felt about Phillip Shore, Emily smiled. “I love Phillip Shore! There is something special about our magnet school. The location brings up such a diverse population that allows us to have such a neat group of kids from

I love my job because of the fact that I am here to help the teachers.

Emily Marrero “I love my job because of the fact that I am here to help the teachers. It is also a blast to be able to work in all of the classrooms at my school. In-

all walks of life and different experiences. We are very much like a family with our ups and downs, but we, students AND teachers, all come to learn and have fun. We have a lot of teachers here that just want to learn. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, we just keep figuring it out as we go. I could spend 24 hours a day at school. When you do something you care about it’s easy

‘It’s all about getting to know the kids. If I don’t know who they are how can I connect to them?’ to spend all your time working to make it better.” Emily confessed that both her ability to remain flexible and her love for learning have been the pathways of success threaded into all of the varied experiences throughout her teaching career. Another, her method of connection with her students. “It’s all about getting to know the kids. If I don’t know who they are how can I connect to them? That is a first step...getting to know them and doing whatever it takes to reach them. You have to let them know you are human and vulnerable so you can create an authentic, safe environment that is conducive to learning. When you share vulnerabilities with students they can connect to you. I like to build a community in my classroom where the kids feel comfortable, safe, and cared for. Even with behavior management, we talk it out like a family even if it takes a chunk of time out of the day. We solve the problems and move on.” I asked Emily about her greatest success in the classroom to date. “Little successes happen every day. Those inspirational moments when you realize that you are getting through and reaching students. You are changing how they think about themselves or what they want to do with their lives. It is such a neat feeling. You just can’t get that in every job.” Emily’s sweet and humble spirit is not only reflected in her attitude towards her students, but also in her reply when asked why she thought she was nominated by her peers at Phillip Shore. “We have a lot of really dedicated teachers at this school. I am honored, but I am no better than they are. I think I

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Finally, in efforts to reveal more of Emily Marrero, our Teacher Of The Year, I peeled back a few more layers and asked the tough questions, here are her answers: She is an early riser that loves sweet treats over salty, Star Wars over Star Trek, the Beatles over the Rolling Stones and records over cd’s (good choice). Emily Marrero is a teacher I would be proud to let educate my children. Never-mind the fact that I don’t have any yet. When my little future treasures enter the school system ready to be shaped and molded, I would consider us lucky to find a teacher with Emily’s dedication, love for learning, and her certain spark of everyday magic.

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usan G. Komen for the Cure has become so synonymous with the fight against breast cancer that it’s hard to imagine a time when “pink” was just a pretty color. Now, grown men don pink socks and women actually wear shirts with the words “ta-tas” emblazoned across the front. Each October, thousands of women across the bay participate in the Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Either way they do it, the vision is the same—a world without breast cancer. So what is behind a cause so great? The answer is some truly amazing women right here in Tampa Bay.

Sherry Brewer Overseeing the Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure comes like second nature to Sherry Brewer, never mind her “real” job for IBM. Brewer is a Florida Suncoast Affiliate board member, Race for the Cure volunteer consultant, and Breast Cancer Survivor. Her passion for Komen began during her own battle with breast cancer when she met a woman facing unnecessary struggle simply because she did not have health insurance. What Brewer came to see is that this was just one example of the many underserved women here in Tampa Bay. “I was the lucky one. I had a good job and health insurance. My doctor laid out all the options for me. When I saw this woman that didn’t have the options and guidance to make good decisions, I was beside myself ” she said.

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Brewer became involved with Komen in 2002 and has been active ever since. “It’s just a priority” she says. “The thing about giving back is that you get more out of it than the people you help. Kind of like Christmas.”

Carol Henderson Carol Henderson’s story is like one giant, ironic curve ball. After twenty years of marriage and two nearly grown children, Henderson decided to end her marriage. At the age of 43, she was excited to begin a new chapter of her life. She fell in love. When she began to notice strange symptoms, she discovered she was pregnant. It turns out this wasn’t the only surprise life had in store. At the age of 45, with a 2 year old daughter, she found a lump in her breast. Ironically, she was going to the doctor that day. A mammogram and

ultrasound led to a biopsy, which revealed she had stage 2 breast cancer. Before the doctor could tell her the options, Henderson had decided what she wanted-- the most aggressive course of treatment possible, a bilateral mastectomy. Curve ball number two. When Henderson came out of surgery expecting newly reconstructed breasts, her boyfriend James gave her unexpected news. Her stage two cancer was now stage 3 and her reconstruction would have to wait until after radiation. She was given a 50-50 chance of survival. “I am a control freak. The loss of control was a big thing for me because I could not control this. It was like a bus hit me, then continued to back over me.” Still, she says it’s not a tragedy. “If this were one of my kids, that would be a tragedy. If it were your child, that would be a tragedy. My cancer is not a tragedy.” Next came chemo. Then came radiation. Henderson also did a BRCA test, which revealed that genetically, she was more likely than others to develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Her mother and 3 sisters tested negative, which meant that Henderson’s cancer was a genetic mutation. Again, true to her nature, Henderson decided to have her ovaries removed. During all of it, she said there were bad days, and moments of grief. One of the worst parts of it, she says, was to lose your eyelashes and eyebrows. “You lose your expression…your last little bit of recognition.” Henderson reached out to the Florida Suncoast Affiliate during her treatment and ended up being the auction chair of the Pink Tie Gala. She had a team of friends walk in her honor at the Komen


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3-Day for the Cure and her sister Pam ran in the Komen Race for the Cure on her behalf. “Komen has such national awareness. Women are still dying. There are 2.5 million women in the United States fighting breast cancer. That is way more than you think.”

Karen Malinowski

This November, Henderson will undergo breast reconstruction. PET scans every 90 days have indicated no evidence of disease.

Karen Malinowski , 59, was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer the year that two of her daughters married. She did not think she’d see the last of her children married.

“There is no rhyme or reason to cancer. I’ve seen women with a better prognosis than mine lose their battle with breast cancer, and I’ve seen women with a worse prognosis survive. It’s out of our hands. As a person, I can be as proactive as I can be…and then it is out of my hands.”

Then 51, this mother of four children and 5th grade teacher at Most Holy Redeemer wasn’t given a long prognosis. She did chemo, a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Then the cancer spread to her brain and she was given 2-4 years to live.

Kathleen Klotz

Her friends and family, especially her husband Paul, stood by her. “I knew I could not fall apart because he was falling apart. You have to ask yourself do you want to continue or not?” she said.

Kathleen Klotz may be only 25, but she can give any seasoned business woman a run for her money. Her job as the 2010 Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure Volunteer Chair was to coordinate the efforts of 300 volunteers on race day. Whether it was music, food for the volunteers or race team, or securing sponsors, Klotz had it covered. Klotz joined the Komen Florida Suncoast team just 5 months before the race. Typically, a Volunteer Chair would have an entire year to coordinate. With her 4 month son in tow, she got the job done. “It wasn’t hard to find a connection with the cause.


Before I started working for Komen, I wasn’t really aware of breast cancer survivors. I love being a part of something so big. I was stressing out a little bit, but just by being a little part of it was so satisfying.”

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Remarkably, during her entire treatment, Malinowski never missed a day of school. “You just do what you have to do. I’d have treatments on Friday, then be back at school on Monday.” Malinowski walked her fifth 3-Day for the Cure this year. The ones that she sat out, her friends and family walked for her. Malinowski has been cancer free for 2 1/2 years. She currently undergoes treatment with the drug Herceptin every 3 weeks.

The Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. Through annual signature events like the Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure, the affiliate has invested more than $10 million since 1999 in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in six Florida counties: Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Florida Suncoast Affiliate each year are returned to the community, and 25 percent of revenue is directed to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for research. In 2010, the Florida Suncoast Affiliate awarded over $1.1 million to its service area to support screening and treatment for the underserved.

“Our vision is to live in a world without breast cancer, and the first step in achieving this is through education and early detection.The Florida Suncoast Affiliate gives over $1 million annually to support education, screening and treatment for the underserved and uninsured in our six-county market area,” says Gina Kravitz, executive director.

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ust when you think you know all the benefits of exercise, you make a discovery that sends you back for more! Yes, fitness is my business but even I didn’t know the positive impact of exercise on breast cancer. Breast Cancer Prevention Study Exercise may help prevent breast cancer, and help those who do get it cope, recent studies show. Amy Tretham-Dietz, PhD of the University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center said, “Women getting more than six weekly hours of strenuous recreational physical activity were 23% less likely to have breast cancer, compared to sedentary women.”

Exercise Helps Recovery A second study showed a 12-week group exercise program may boost mood and physical function in women with early-stage breast cancer. I was so encouraged reading those studies I wondered whether any of our clients might share their personal experiences with breast cancer and exercise.

Meet a Survivor – Margaret Margaret agreed to an informal interview about her experience fighting breast cancer after a group aerobics class. Lisea: Your cancer treatment saved your life. Were there side-effects?

Margaret: The side-effects of chemotherapy vary with each individual. However, I had been exercising 5 days a week at Shapes for the past 5 years. My Oncologist told me I was in pretty good shape and would be able to cope with the chemotherapy and side-effects much better than someone who had not been exercising regularly. Tiredness was the main problem along with joint pain but exercising definitely helped ease these side-effects and made me feel stronger. Lisea: I remember your first day in group class – I was worried you wouldn’t make it through the hour! BUT you were strong. Margaret: I was worried about how I would make it through my hourly group classes. I think part of getting through the treatment is trying to carry on with your regular routine. I mean you might have cancer but it doesn’t mean cancer has got you. The exercise classes made me feel normal again and I was starting to take charge of my life plus it made me feel good about myself. Lisea: I watched out for you because you seemed weak in the first weeks but each time you came into the gym you were a little stronger and more determined. The other girls all noticed too. You earned their re-

Lisea Julien I mean you might have cancer but it doesn’t mean cancer has got you. spect with your focus and strength. Margaret: Yes, that surprised me. I went to the gym to get fit and ended up making wonderful friendships. So many women there had been through the same thing. They were my inspiration and I was so humbled by the fact that others felt they could approach me for advice about their breast cancer concerns. Lisea: Has your doctor said anything about your fitness routine?

Margaret: My doctor calls me her “poster patient”. I coped with the chemotherapy wonderfully. I was discharged from the hospital 14 hours after my double mastectomy and I continued to exercise regularly during my 6 weeks of radiation therapy. Obviously, you have to listen to your body but my doctor told me that my fitness and exercise regimen was definitely what helped me to cope and recover quickly.

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ayCare Health System, a leading community-based health care system in the Tampa Bay area, operates a network of 10 notfor-profit hospitals, as well as outpatient and imaging facilities that provide a complete range of services. One of the premium services BayCare offers is specifically directed toward women’s breast health. BayCare provides 18 imaging locations, as well as three comprehensive breast centers, which are staffed with board-certified physicians and medical experts. BayCare Health System understands the importance of maintaining good breast health. That is why BayCare offers so many locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, with specialists who screen, diagnose and treat breast cancer. When a woman decides to visit one of BayCare’s facilities, it is important for her to know the options that are available. BayCare Health System has three dedicated breast centers located at Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater), St. Anthony’s Hospital (St. Petersburg) and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital (Tampa). Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Breast Center St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital 3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tampa, FL 33607

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Balanced Hormones for a More Balanced Life by Marilyn Brannen


promised myself that ‘Tomorrow will be different’ so many times that it became just another thing I needed to do every night when I set my alarm,” says 44-year-old Pam Crawford. “For the last 10 years my days have been fraught with activity and a hectic schedule, but once I hit 40 I found myself frazzled and unraveling long before dinnertime. It seemed crazy, but all the things I once loved and revered were the very things I was starting to resent.

“I lost all the joy of being a mom, I dreaded being active at the kids’ school and the career I worked so hard for was not important to me anymore,” adds Pam. “I wasn’t the great wife or attentive friend I thought I should be. Instead, I was struggling just to be civil with the kids when they were just being kids. I snapped at my husband and spent way too much time complaining to my friends. I knew this wasn’t ‘me’ but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t snap out of it.”

hormones, so a deficiency in progesterone will cause anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Further, adrenal and thyroid imbalances can cause fatigue, foggy thinking and depression. When the adrenals aren’t healthy, they can’t remain in balance with insulin, so blood sugar levels are not stable, frequently causing irritability. Women who notice abrupt shifts in their moods or other significant changes should consider speaking with their physicians about hormone testing.”

Pam is not alone, according to Robert Rubin, M.D., hormone expert and medical director of BodyLogicMD of Tampa Bay. In fact, as a woman ages, often in the late 30s, mood swings and depression are just a few of the many issues that can cause concern. Add hot flashes, weight gain, sleeplessness, fatigue and lowered libido into the

A thorough evaluation should include diagnostic tests such as saliva, urine and/or blood tests to determine the specific hormone levels and pinpoint hormonal needs, a process strictly followed by Dr. Rubin and other BodyLogicMD physicians, the nation’s largest network of highly trained physicians specializing in bioidentical hormones. Once this is done, the physician can see which hormones are deficient and customize the prescription using natural bioidentical hormone replacement. In addition to the hormones, patients benefit from quality supplements, nutritional guidance, and a fitness routine as a part of the overall personalized program. After therapy has begun, there should be regular monitoring and re-evaluation of hormone levels to ensure the optimum balance has been struck and maintained.

‘When the body systems are not in communication with one another, a woman does not feel well.’ Dr. Robert Rubin, M.D. mix, and oftentimes a woman hardly even recognizes the person in the mirror. The important thing is that these are often symptoms of hormone imbalance, which can be corrected. “When the body systems are not in communication with one another, a woman does not feel well, her mood suffers and this can often disrupt her relationships and daily routine,” says Dr. Rubin. “Hormones are closely connected to the brain chemistry and imbalances that can cause mood swings. Progesterone is one of our calming


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“Of all things, a (Dr. Laura Berman) radio program pointed me in the right direction,” shares Pam. “I heard someone talking about all of the same issues I had and Dr. Berman suggested that the caller have her hormones checked. So that’s

when I found Dr. Rubin. What an experience! I knew I was really being heard. He took the time to look at the whole picture, not just my test results. He looked at my lifestyle and my family history, along with the hormone testing, and she assured me that I wasn’t going to be relying on ‘medication’ to get me through this rough spot. He looked at everything, added the right vitamins and supplements, helped me adjust my diet, and even encouraged me to get back into yoga. He worked closely with me to design a whole-life program that has made a huge difference.” Today, with school in full swing and her life as hectic as ever, Pam is finding it easier to keep her promise for a better tomorrow. She speaks more softly to her children and doesn’t lose her patience as quickly. The morning routine now includes a smile instead of a meltdown and Pam has learned how to slow down her daily routine to avoid becoming agitated. And her relationships with her husband and friends also benefit from her new attitude. “I feel more myself than I have in a long time and I’m loving my life again,” adds Pam. “Now my family and friends are getting the best from me – and they’re not shy about telling me how happy they are to have me back! I’m so glad Dr. Rubin helped me find a way to put the balance back into my life.”

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TW: What are we discussing this week? Toni: Let’s start with “fillers”, and why they’ve become so popular. Facial fillers are products injected into the skin to plump out wrinkled areas. Two of the most popular brands are Juvaderm™ and Restylane™ which contain Hylauronic acid. This acid is a sugar that is naturally found in our skin structure. These products are particularly

W: Why is Tampa Bay Woman starting a column on skin care? Toni: Medical skin care has made dramatic advances in the last five years. Today’s treatments can eliminate brown spots, soften furrows, and lift and relax frown lines and remove years from your appearance. Yet many women with problem, aging, sun-damaged skin remain unaware of the options available. This column is designed to answer your questions so that you can be an informed consumer who makes smart choices in a saturated marketplace.

friendly to the soft tissue. By absorbing water they plump the skin to restore its lost volume. These products have an impressive safety record and can provide dramatic improvement to your appearance. Fillers provide more bang for your buck than facial creams. In fact, expecting a facial cream to correct deep wrinkles is like expecting a broken pump to fill your bike tire.

TW: What else should I know about fillers? Toni: Fillers injected too superficially will not give you a good result. Fillers injected too deeply won’t last as long as they should. You can expect some bruising, slight swelling, and some irregularity in the appearance the first 2 weeks after injection. Most of the time, this is minimal and if needed, can be covered with makeup. The product takes on wa-

ter each day and becomes softer and more natural in appearance. These products should last 6 months to a year or longer and they stimulate your own natural collagen production. That’s a really nice side benefit! TW: What else should I know? Toni: Like everything, these fillers can be misused. A good result is a natural appearing result that comes from an injector who not only

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Expecting a facial cream to correct deep wrinkles is like expecting a broken pump to fill your bike tire. knows the anatomy, but respects boundaries. Restoring lost volume to a face is artistic sculpting, and each face is unique. An experienced provider will take the time to get it right. It is important to know that these particular fillers dissolve with time so if you don’t like the result, it is not permanent. Also it is very important to communicate what bothers YOU when you talk to your provider. They are there to give professional guidance but you must be comfortable asking questions, and be able to understand the answers. If you aren’t confident, go somewhere else! TW: How much do fillers cost? Toni: Fillers are priced by the syringe, and cost between $400 and $700 a syringe in this area. The average amount to fill the smile lines

on both sides is 2-3 syringes. Of course, this varies with the depth of the creases and surrounding loss of volume. This is a significant investment, and it pays to be vigilant about finding the right provider. Ask friends that you admire if they can refer you to someone and trusted hairdressers are also a great resource! Go online and research credentials and experience. Make an appointment just to talk, and check out the environment. Information should flow freely at good facilities and you should have a feeling of comfort and confidence. And….Let this column guide your journey. Please email with your questions! We’ll cover all your skin care challenges and get you directed down the right path to healthy skin and a new sense of confidence.


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