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Event Calendar
July
  • Evidently, God Had Another Plan For Me
    July 11, 2017 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
    (WOH) (Support)
    Presented by Donna McCord, Breast Cancer Survivor

    All support group meetings, unless otherwise indicated,
    are free and convene the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
    Frazer United Methodist Church
    6000 Atlanta Highway • Room 8114
    5:30 PM Social time with...
August
  • #Godiswritingmystory
    August 08, 2017 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
    (WOH) (Support)
    Presented by Katie Griffies, Breast Cancer Survivor

    All support group meetings, unless otherwise indicated,
    are free and convene the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
    Frazer United Methodist Church
    6000 Atlanta Highway • Room 8114
    5:30 PM Social time...
September
  • Think Outside the Bra...How Other Cancers Can Affect Your Breast Cancer
    September 12, 2017 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
    (WOH) (Support)
    Presented by Toni Stough, Oncology Product Specialist Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.

    All support group meetings, unless otherwise indicated,
    are free and convene the 2nd Tuesday of each month at:
    Frazer United Methodist Church
    6000 Atlanta...
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Maria B. Ashmore

mariaI founded Women of Hope (Women Of Montgomery Embracing and Nurturing Hope Of Prevention and Eradication of breast cancer) in October of 2006 to educate, promote awareness and provide hope and encouragement for those families coping with breast cancer.  No matter where you are on your journey, the power of support can never be underestimated.  HOPE is the assurance that one day we’ll be able to live cancer free!

The Women of Hope's inaugural luncheon and fashion show fundraiser event was held in October 2006.  Since that time we have become a growing organization hoping to expand to multiple fundraising events each year.  As a breast cancer survivor, I feel that there is a need to promote breast cancer awareness in our community.  Women of Hope is striving to be a community for the cause!

“Breast cancer does not define me as a woman…..but, the fight for a cure does!”  We are in this fight together. You never know when you may hear those four dreaded words, “You have breast cancer”.  Help is desperately needed to give Hope and help to those families struggling with this disease.”  “Cancer is like a terrorist.  You never know when it's going to strike."

Maria's Story

In late May 2002, I had my routine yearly mammogram. Although I had and still have fibrocystic breast disease, I was not worried any more than usual. However, when the radiologist said he saw some clusters of calcifications that were suspicious, I panicked. He felt safe in saying that we could wait six months since I had a history of this and he would redo the mammogram at that time. I said, "No, let's check it now". Sometimes intuition and "taking charge of your own body" plays a huge part in your medical diagnosis.

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