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Book Signing Slated for What We Have, What We Share

Book Signing Slated for What We Have, What We Share
A Compilation of Stories on Breast Cancer Patients and Their Daughters
M. D. Anderson News Release 04/24/02

Dr. Eva Singletary, Alice Judkins R.N., M.S. and Holly Masturzo will be on hand to sign their inspirational book, What We Have, What We Share:  Stories of Mothers and Daughters Bonding through Breast Cancer. The book signing will take place on May 8, 5-7 p.m. at Houston's River Oaks Book Store, 3270 Westheimer Rd. The book's sales benefit breast cancer education programs at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where Dr. Singletary is professor of surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology.

The paperback compilation features the emotional stories of 12 breast cancer patients and how facing their disease touched their own lives as well as their relationships with their daughters. Each chapter includes a photo of the woman with her daughter or daughters (by Karen Barfield) as well as the candid stories of their bond. For the little girls too young to articulate their feelings, crayon drawings show how they felt about their mother's experience, including the heart-warming rendering of "A Dance With Mom's I.V. Pole."

The book's title, What We Have, What We Share, originated from "having" the disease of breast cancer and "sharing," in addition to that common bond, a worry facing women family members forever: close vigilance for signs of breast cancer. The cover artwork (by Richard Soler) depicts three multicultural generations of women affected by breast cancer and is fashioned from clothing pieces of the breast cancer patients profiled within the pages.

Publication of the book was made possible by generous donations from the Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation, Anita and Arthur Kotlen in memory of Gertrude Kotlen and an educational grant from the CYTYC Health Corporation.

Designed and printed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Printing Services in Houston, the book costs $14.95. What We Have, What We Share is on sale at the River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer, and the shop is handling sales as a community service.

04/24/02


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