The Cancer Warrior on Empower Radio

The Cancer Warrior on Empower Radio

Episodes

  • Pink&Blue

    Jul 11, 2014 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with director Alan Blassberg and producer Mark Romero of the film Pink&Blue a film that focuses on key elements that need to change in order for men to get checked without shame or embarrassment. Most people think that only women get breast cancer, even some in the medical community!! Alan and Mark want to change that! Find out how you can donate and where the film will be premiered later on this year on an all new show on demand.
  • A.J. Ali of Wellness 101tv

    Jun 27, 2014 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with friend A.J. Ali. AJ is the Founder and Executive Producer of Eclipse VSC. EclipseVSC is currently developing the TV program "Wellness 101tv" AJ has decided to celebrate his 50th birthday by going to all 50 states in 101 days to meet cancer survivors kickoff Wellness 101tv. AJ tells us about some of the events he already has planned to meet survivors and wellness professionals, and how you can donate, help cancer survivors, AJ and Wellness 101tv! You wont want to miss hearing about this inspiring man and all he does for survivors! Available on demand now!
  • Wish: Author Jake Smith

    Jun 13, 2014 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with author Jake Smith to talk about his new book, Wish. Jake's book focuses on his love of baseball and his love for his children. How far would you go to honor your child's wish? The main character in the book James McConnell's son. Aaron has cancer, it has relapsed. Aaron's wish is that his dad plays in a major league baseball game. In order to do so James would have to leave his son during treatments. It is a great story about the love between a father and son, and about the importance of bone marrow donation. An all new show available on demand now!
  • Little Pink Houses of Hope with Jeanine Patton-Coble

    Jun 6, 2014 | 31 min
    Almost 5 years ago Jeanine Patton-Coble was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her vacation was scheduled for the next day. She asked her doctor if she could go, he said yes, letting her know that she would be his for the next year. That night, while on vacation, she was thinking about how she was going to tell her son that she had cancer. While she was walking along the beach she came across a set of houses on the beach that were abandoned. It was here she had an epiphany,that she could create a cancer retreat center where families could get away from the daily life of cancer. This is where the idea of Little Pink Houses of Hope was born. An amazing survivor with an amazing story on an all new s...
  • Bad to the Bone: Leukemia Survivor, David Tuccaro

    May 30, 2014 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma childhood cancer survivor David Tuccaro. Bad to the Bone is David's biography, Bad to the Bone, written by Marala Scott, one of Oprah's Angel Network. David talks about his fight with ALL and most importantly how he was saved by a bone marrow donor. Registering to be a bone marrow donor is as simple as a cheek swab with a q-tip. Donating bone marrow is just like donating blood. David's bone marrow match was from Germany. Find out how a simple swab could save someone's life on an all new show available on demand.
  • Go Nuts Tour with Jason Morton and Chris Olsen

    May 23, 2014 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with testicular cancer survivors Jason Morton and Chris Olsen who have just completed cycling across America for testicular cancer awareness. Jason and Chris started on the West Coast in San Diego and just finished their amazing cross country journey in Orlando Florida! Find out more about these two amazing young men, their cross country journey and testicular cancer awareness in this all new show available on demand!
  • Lung Cancer Advocate: Dusty Donaldson

    May 16, 2014 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with friend Dusty Donaldson, a lung cancer survivor and advocate she met at LUNGevity's Hope Summit 2 years ago. Dusty talks about the latest government guidelines from the US Preventative Task Force for lung cancer, and how it could negatively affect the new generation of lung cancer survivors. Dusty is fired up about these new guidelines and she is going to tell you why. Available on demand now!!
  • Survivng Male Breast Cancer with Bob Devito

    May 9, 2014 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with her good friend and male breast cancer survivor, Bob Devito. Bob talks about his 2 year cancerversary and his new organization breastcancerbrothers, which is a support group for male breast cancer survivors. Bob also talks about his photo shoot with Tops Off NYC, which raised awareness for female as well as male breast cancer survivors. If you are a male breast cancer survivor or know one, you need to hear this all new show available on demand!!
  • Cycling Across Country with Evan Barlett and Tim Jacks

    Feb 21, 2014 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with Evan Barlett and Tim Jacks, producer and director (respectively) of the documentary Ride The Battle. Evan is an Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma survivor. Evan met Tim at college and came up with the idea of cycling across country and meeting survivors to share their stories. Evan and Tim are cycling across the country starting June 1st and would like your help! You can make a charitable tax deductible donation or if you are in or around one of the cities they are cycling through they would love to meet you! Meet these two amazing young men on an all new show available on demand now!!
  • Team Winter

    Jan 10, 2014 | 16 min
    Mel sits down with 15-year-old, Winter Vinecki. When Winter was 9, her dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he passed away 10 months later- just shy of his 40th birthday. Wanting to honor her Dad, Winter started a non profit: Team Winter. In six years, Winter has raised almost half a million dollars for prostate cancer awareness, while running marathons on every continent. Now Winter is taking her awareness to a new level: The Olympics. Winter is training for Freestyle skiing and hopes to be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. An amazing young woman who has done more in six years for cancer awareness than most people have done in their entire lifetime. You won't want to miss this all n...
  • "The Angelina Effect"

    Jan 3, 2014 | 29 min
    Mel sits down with Lisa Alderson of Invitae.com, to talk about "The Angelina Effect" and genetic testing. Angelina Jolie, as you may recall, made her genetic testing for the BRCA 1&2 gene and double mastectomy very public. Invitae is on the forefront of genetic testing for hereditary breast cancer, as well as many other genetic and hereditary diseases. Find out more about Invitae and the future of medicine: genetic testing on today's show, available on demand now!
  • Simple Steps, Real Change, with Cheryl Maloney

    Dec 13, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with Cheryl Maloney, a member of the Empoweradio family to talk about her magazine Simple Steps, Real Change, a magazine that focuses on positivity. Cheryl and her husband put the magazine together and it is a labor of love, which means they need your help. Cheryl has set up an indiegogo campaign so you can help them continue to spread the positivity. There is so much bad news out there, wouldn't you like to help spread some good news? You can! Find out more on an all new show available on demand now!!
  • Cool Kids Campaign

    Dec 6, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with her friend Sharon Paul Perfetti, executive director of the Cool Kids Campaign, an organization that helps kids with cancer, by focusing on academic, social and emotional needs. They find tutors to help children with their school work while they are in treatment, and they send care packages to kids battling cancer. For the second year in a row, CKC host the American Girl Doll fashion show!! They also have celebrity golf tournaments that you can either donate to or play in.. You can also buy their merchandise with their slogan- Cancer Fears Me to support the cancer survivor in your life. Helping kids out is what today's show is all about! Available on demand now!!
  • How can YOU help our Military veterans?

    Nov 22, 2013 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with USMC veteran, Scott Norman. Scott has a Chordoma, a very rare brain tumor that usually affects children. Scott also suffers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to his military service. Scott talks about how PTSD affects his everyday life, how meeting with fellow military veterans help him, and how he wants to spread the word about PTSD and help other veterans. How can YOU help our Military veterans? Listen on demand now.
  • Destigmatizing Lung Cancer with Susan Mantel

    Nov 15, 2013 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with Susan Mantel, programs and marketing VP for LUNGevity. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Susan talks about the myths surrounding lung cancer, why it should be destigmatized. If you have lungs you can get lung cancer, and it is the #1 killer of women over heart disease and breast cancer! Great information about a great organization that gives HOPE to lung cancer survivors and their caregivers everywhere. Available on demand now!
  • Living Life to the Fullest!

    Nov 8, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with her friend, Ann Murray Paige. Ann is a breast cancer survivor, author and unwitting filmmaker. Ann talks about her cancer spreading to her brain, how her speeches to researchers changed the way they do their work, and about going to game 6 of the World Series at Fenway Park. It's not about cancer, it's about living life to the fullest on an all new show available on demand now!!
  • A Survivor's Spirit

    Nov 1, 2013 | 32 min
    Mel sits down with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) survivor, Stacey Blake, who never thought cancer would enter her life, let alone take her on the spiritual and emotional journey it took her on. Stacey chronicles this in her book, A Soft Landing. Stacey talks about the day she found out, visitations by angels and the miracles she has seen. You wont want to miss this inspiring all new show.
  • Times Like These: A Story of Men with Breast Cancer

    Oct 18, 2013 | 31 min
    Did you know that men can get breast cancer too? Mel sits down with Bill Becker and Bob DeVito, who both have male breast cancer, which makes up 1% of breast cancer cases. Bill and Bob are subjects of the documentary Times Like These. They are like me, sick of pink!! When you think about breast cancer you automatically think pink, well Bill and Bob, with the help of director/producer Nick Sadler, they want you to think differently about breast cancer, and put male breast cancer at the forefront of cancer awareness and research. They need your help to fund and finish the documentary. They will make you think differently about pink and October!
  • Joshua Dawson - 'A New Kind of Reality Show'

    Oct 11, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with friend Joshua Dawson, "The Experience Genie" to talk about his latest venture, a reality show that helps people. We all have seen the reality shows on television today that show the worst part of humanity, now lets help the genie show us the best. Joshua talks about his idea for his new show and how he needs your help. The Genie is turning to you and indiegogo for your help. Imagine seeing a show that grants peoples dreams, helps people around the world, and with your donation, you can feel blessed knowing that you are a part of this one of a kind show that doesn't exist on television (yet.) This is one show you wont want to miss... if you are a pay it forward kind of pers...
  • A New Kind of Reality Show

    Oct 11, 2013 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with friend Joshua Dawson, "The Experience Genie" to talk about his latest venture, a reality show that helps people. We all have seen the reality shows on television today that show the worst part of humanity, now lets help the genie show us the best. Joshua talks about his idea for his new show and how he needs your help. The Genie is turning to you and indiegogo for your help. Imagine seeing a show that grants peoples dreams, helps people around the world, and with your donation, you can feel blessed knowing that you are a part of this one of a kind show that doesn't exist on television (yet.) This is one show you wont want to miss... if you are a pay it forward kind of pers...
  • Write for Life, Communicating Your Way Through Cancer

    Oct 4, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with David Tabatsky, a professor, and prolific writer. David collaborated with The Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers and on the The Chicken Soup for the Soul The Cancer Book. Finding that there were more amazing survivor stories out there than could go in the book, David wrote Write for Life, Communicating Your Way Through Cancer. Write for Life is a great book that advocates healing through writing. If you are thinking of blogging, writing a book or just putting your thoughts down, this is the show for you. Available on demand now!
  • Surviving with FORCE

    Sep 20, 2013 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with Previvor, Amy Shainman. Amy is a member of FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer, Empowered. Amy had a prophilactic mastectomy much like Angelina Jolie did because the BRCA gene runs in her family. Amy also talks about the new film Decoding Annie Parker. In the film, researchers discoverd the BRCA 1 gene through Parker's family history. If your family has a history of cancer this is one show you won't want to miss. Available on demand now!!!
  • An interview with JT "The Brick"

    Sep 6, 2013 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with John Tournour. Many people know John as the popular syndicated sports radio host JT the Brick. JT talks about his new book "The Handoff", The Handoff is the story about JT's relationship with his mentor Andrew Ashwood. Ashwood was JT's mentor, boss, and more importantly, friend. JT took the most important role of his life when Ashwood asked him to be his chemo partner, after he was diagnosed with cancer. JT embraced the role as he does with everything else in life, with passion and a sports fan/players mentality, jumping into the game with no question except the thought of winning. The Handoff is a tale of two friends who share a love of sports and ultimately learns much a...
  • Cancer Advocate Cameron St. James

    Aug 16, 2013 | 30 min
    Mel sits down with Cameron Von St. James. Cameron's wife Heather was only 36 when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma 7 years ago just after the birth of their daughter. Cameron talks candidly about what it is like being a caregiver, a cancer advocate and survivor's guilt. Cameron blogs on Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance site as well as The Huffington Post. If you have any preconceived notions about mesothelioma you definitely have to listen to this show. Available on demand now!
  • Birthday Cake with Chad Darnell

    Jul 26, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with her friend Chad Darnel, a prolific writer and director of short films in Hollywood. Chad shares information about his latest projects, and how the defense of marriage act effects his recent film Birthday Cake. Find out more about this amazing survivor, who just celebrated being 5 years cancer free and his latest film on his website Birthday Cake, and follow him on twitter @ChadDarnell. New show available on demand now!
  • Ways to Live Forever with Robbie Kay

    Jul 12, 2013 | 14 min
    Mel had the incredible opportunity to get an advanced screening copy of the movie Ways to Live Forever, an amazing movie about a boy with cancer. The movie is about life, love and, well how to live your life to the fullest everyday. Mel sits down with actor Robbie Kay, who portrays Sam in the film, and talks to him about this amazing movie that opens in select theaters July 12 and nationwide July 19th. This movie is a must see for anyone who has been touched by cancer. All new episode available on demand now.
  • Comfy Breasts with Michael C. Riley

    Jun 21, 2013 | 31 min
    Michael C. Riley calls himself "MacGyver" because he likes to fix things. When he was talking to a cancer survivor about how uncomfortable it was for her to sleep on her stomach after a double mastectomy, the idea for Comfy Breasts was born. Michael wants all breast cancer survivors to know about comfy breasts, which are able to be customized for each individual. They are great for massage therapists, too! Anyone who has had surgery or just is uncomfortable sleeping on their stomach should check out this all new podcast available on demand now!
  • Bhava Ram 'Deep Yoga'

    Jun 7, 2013 | 30 min
    If you watched the news in the late 80's early 90's then chances are you have seen Bhava Ram. Bhava started his career as a journalist and covered major news stories in Afghanistan and the Gulf War. In 1993 he had an accident that broke his back, a failed surgery left him with chronic pain, and then a few years later he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given only 2 years to live. About ready to give up his two year old son came up to him with tears in his eyes and said "Get up Daddy" It was then that that Bhava decided he needed to change his life. He checked into rehab and found yoga, and with that his life was changed forever. Find out more about Bhava's journey from journalist, to al...
  • Heidi Floyd "A Great Foundation to Help Cancer Survivors"

    May 24, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with her friend Heidi Floyd, who has a new gig! She is the Executive Director of Kids II Foundation Pink Power Mom Foundation. She is spreading the word about this amazing foundation which gives moms with breast cancer $5,000 towards a charity of their choice, and a pampering spa day!! Check out their page and nominate your mom, daughter, sister, or friend! This is an amazing organization that just wants to help survivors! All new show available on demand now!!
  • Tracy Anderson "Make the play and cry later."

    May 17, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with lung cancer survivor Tracy Anderson, who she met at the LUNGevity HOPE summit last year. Tracy talks candidly about her lung cancer, her advocacy and how her softball background helped her get through cancer. As her coach and Dad told her when she was a girl and got hit by a ball. "Make the play and cry later." Great analogy for fighting cancer. You won't want to miss this inspiring survivor on an all new show available on demand now!
  • Annie Nelson "Working with the Troops"

    Apr 26, 2013 | 31 min
    Mel sits down with Annie Nelson, an acoustic neuroma brain tumor survivor. Annie talks about her tumor, her recovery and more importantly her work with the troops. Annie is the founder of American Soldier Network a non profit dedicated to helping our service men and women when they come back home. Most of us, like myself, feel a huge debt of gratitude for our military and may not understand what they go through when they come back from combat. American Soldier Network's primary goal is to raise national awareness and support for US troops. Annie is a tireless advocate for the troops, and is even shopping a TV reality series focusing on our true American Heroes. This is a show you wont want t...
  • Molly Lindquist on The Cancer Warrior

    Apr 12, 2013 | 30 min
    Molly Lindquist felt a lump during a self exam, knowing it could be nothing. She got it checked out and found out she had breast cancer. Molly was grateful for the medical advances that occurred since her grandmother passed away from her own battle with breast cancer at the age of 46. Molly wanted to do something so her two daughters wouldn't have to worry about cancer. When she couldn't find an easy way to donate to specific medical research projects, she founded Consano. Consano, the Italian word for healing, provides an easy way to donate to specific research projects that have been vetted by the medical staff on the board. What a great way to see exactly where your money is going.

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