‘The power of women’: Janine Stanwood on marking Breast Cancer Awareness with Artfull Angels

Artfull Angels, a nonprofit organization that helps breast cancer patients, honored Local 10 News Reporter Janine Stanwood, a breast cancer survivor.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – This month has shown us the power of women.

From my very own breast surgeon to authors, non-profit heads, advocates, and artists, there are so many here in South Florida who are helping save lives year-round.

On Thursday, I was honored by Angela Taylor, the founder of Artfull Angels, a local non-profit that helps underserved women get life-saving breast screenings.

It was humbling not only to be recognized for sharing my own breast cancer story publicly but also to learn about the work Artfull Angels does.

Out of 19 women who received mammograms thanks to the organization, four have been diagnosed with breast cancer, Taylor said. She continues to help them through their journeys.

Earlier in the month, I met Cindy Papale-Hammontree, the author of “Experts in Pink.” The book is a compilation of vital information from breast cancer experts in South Florida; from oncologists, nutritionists, and even hand surgeons.

October might be coming to a close, but the work to face this terrible disease head-on continues.

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About the Author:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.