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Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Ricardo Antonio Chavira is an American actor best known for his role as Carlos Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Off-screen, Chavira has played a different supporting role as caregiver for his mother and sisters during their battles with breast cancer. When Chavira was a teenager, his mother Elizabeth Ries Chavira died of breast and ovarian cancer at age 43. During her struggle with breast cancer, Chavira and his sisters assumed the role of caregiver and supported their mother by cooking, buying groceries, balancing finances and paying bills. In late 2008, Chavira found himself in a similar role following the devastating news that two of his sisters had also been diagnosed with breast cancer. While his sisters have undergone treatment and are doing well, Chavira’s personal connection as a cancer caregiver has inspired his involvement in cancer advocacy and caregiver support initiatives. Given his personal connected and dedication to breast cancer advocacy, Chavira has partnered with The Wellness Community (TWC) to launch a new, innovative campaign to help educate people about the needs of cancer caregivers and provide much needed support. Made possible by a grant from The Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust, the C.A.R.E. (Cancer Advocate Resources and Education) Campaign for breast cancer caregivers provides free resources, tips and support for those caring for a loved one with breast cancer. (Photo: wellness comm chavira) View Guest page

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Darlene Hunt

CSC welcomes the Showtime hit series “The Big C” creator and executive producer Darlene Hunt for a rare look into the real-life inspiration behind Showtime’s hit series. Airing Tuesday, August 16th, at 4 p.m. EST, the episode reveals Hunt’s motivation for creating a show that so boldly walks the line separating comedy from tragedy. Kim Thiboldeaux goes for a look behind the scenes, with Hunt for a discussion of the role the show plays in the broader cancer community and lessons we can all learn from the main character’s journey, as a person newly diagnosed with cancer. View Guest page

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Suleika Jaouad

Suleika Jaouad is a 24-year-old writer, young adult wellness advocate, speaker, and cancer survivor. Suleika is the author of the weekly New York Times column and video series, “Life, Interrupted,” where she chronicles her experience as a young woman with cancer. Shortly after graduating from Princeton University in June 2010, she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). She recently underwent a bone marrow transplant and is currently undergoing maintenance chemotherapy. In addition to resonating with readers who are struggling with disease, Suleika’s story speaks to anyone (everyone) dealing with life’s more minor challenges. We all have life, interrupted moments whether we are dealing with a health crisis, unemployment, or a bad break up. Suleika shows us that it’s not the interruption that matters. It’s how we deal with it. How we learn from it. And how we grow beyond it. View Guest page

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Jonathan Levine

JONATHAN LEVINE (Director) was born and raised in New York City, Jonathan Levine has been an aspiring filmmaker since the age of 12. Following his graduation from Brown University's Art/Semiotics program, he worked in New York as personal assistant to renowned writer/director Paul Schrader. In 2002, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute Conservatory as a director. There, Levine met the writer and producers of All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, which he was soon hired to direct. Upon graduation, Levine premiered the film at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, which was purchased almost immediately by The Weinstein Co. In 2008, The Wackness, Levine’s second feature and his first as both writer and director, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and LA Film Festival. Starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck, the film also earned Levine an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Screenplay. It was released in July, 2008 from Sony Pictures Classics. Most recently, Levine completed direction on 50/50 for Mandate Pictures, which will be released on September 30, 2011 by Summit Entertainment. The film, which stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth Rogen, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Kendrick, follows the story of Adam Lerner, played by Levitt, who at 25 is diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. Next up on Levine’s directorial slate is a film based on his own adaptation of the novel Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, also for Summit Entertainment. He is also attached to direct the film Little Girl Lost, for Universal Pictures, Jamaica, a reteaming with Reiser, Rogen and Goldberg for Mandate, and Legend, a futuristic teen romance, for CBS Films (photo is the one with all the numbers) View Guest page

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Framing Life with Lymphoma

September 14, 2010
Hosted by Kim Thiboldeaux

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September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness month, and in this episode, host Kim Thiboldeaux introduces a new educational program from the Cancer Support Community designed to enhance lymphoma patient and physician communication. Kim will be joined by guests Jane Fretz, cancer survivor and Board Member at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Lehigh Valley, and Dr. David Henry, Hematologist/Oncologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

Tues 1 PM PT on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Network

Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President and CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer. Every week, Kim brings together the voices of noted physicians, researchers, nurses and social workers, as well as patients and caregivers from every walk of life with whom you can connect and draw inspiration. Timely and relevant, Frankly Speaking About Cancer guides you through the cancer maze and gives you the tools you need to live well. Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community is broadcast every Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time and 4 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Network.

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Kim Thiboldeaux

Kim Thiboldeaux joined The Wellness Community in 2000 as President and CEO. In November 2009, the headquarter offices of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community, the largest provider of psychosocial cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is also likely the largest employer of psychosocial oncology support professionals, advancing the idea that psychosocial care is as important as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis. The Cancer Support Community provides social and emotional support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online. Kim has a wealth of experience in health care, patient education and national patient advocacy. She serves in numerous leadership roles including: founding board member of ENACCT (Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials), member of the National Advisory Board of the American Psycho-Oncology Society (APOS), and member of the Caregiving in America Advisory Group of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development. Kim has appeared on Dr. Mehmet Oz (Oprah & Friends, XM Radio), ABC News Now, The Wall Street Journal and Prevention Magazine. She is the co-author of the award winning, The Total Cancer Wellness Guide (BenBella Books) which offers a roadmap for all people affected by cancer and tips on treatment decisions, side effect management, social and emotional issues and more.

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