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Angelo Merendino

Photographer in Cleveland

The Battle We Didn't Choose

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2014
IN CLEVELAND @ VOL 22

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Angelo Meredino is a photographer with a truly amazing approach to life….He does freelance work for both Corbis News and Getty Images and his photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Rome, Italy. Online features have appeared on The New Yorker Photo Booth, Angelo Merendino's photo-documentary, The Battle We Didn’t Choose – My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer, has received worldwide recognition and he shared that amazing story, along with his thoughts on life and love.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 2, 2014.

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Climbing for a Cause

BY AVIVA PRAGER
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

In order to help raise funds and awareness in the battle against cancer, Aviva Prager and many others attempt to climb Mt. Shasta. She outlines the difficulties of the climb and shows off some breathtaking vistas from the peak.

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Making The Moments of Life

BY PAT LEE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 01, 2014

When the director of a beauty company, Pat Lee, decided to contribute to the breast cancer awareness campaign, she had an idea to produce a joyful and upbeat video to carry the message that 'your health is in your hands'. In the making of the video, life threw a lot of curveballs (many of which she realised in retrospect stemmed from her own assumptions). Overcoming each of these made her understand that when we say yes to our passions, doors open, creativity flows and life says yes right back. 

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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No Boobs, No Problem!

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 07, 2015

This presentation is a continuum of some of Lulu De Panbehchi's previous PK talks. We have seen her journey through chemotherapy as interpreted through her photography, her outlooks on life and her work at the time, and now her perspective on life after breast cancer. One thing is obvious, Lulu is a positive spirit.

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Save the Women not the Boobies

BY BETH FAIRCHILD
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2015

Beth Fairchild is a mother, wife, and a young woman living with breast cancer.

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does

BY SARAH TRIMMER
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

“When life hands your friend or family member lemons, please do not tell them of someone else you know, that died of lemons!”

In "Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5, Sarah Trimmer tells us how to be a good friend to someone with cancer - and somehow makes us laugh as we learn. Sara is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and has also lost both of her parents to cancer in just one year. Tune in as she goes through the big no-nos and acceptable things to say to a person currently on a fight with cancer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.

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Breast Cancer Treatment: History and Recent Advances

BY RICHARD RICHARDSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Dr. Richard Richardson gives us a peak into the history of breast cancer, and what the future holds.  

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Testicular Cancer Education in a Nutshell

BY TORSTEN KOEHLER
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Torsten Koehler is a testicular cancer survivor, author of a book on the subject and founder of the awareness campaign “Love your Nuts". A student said to him once: ‘Thanks to you, I went to the doctor in time. You saved my life!’ Just by talking balls he is saving lives.