I’ll never forget the moment I heard, “You have cancer.” My only thought was “Oh my God... my sons are two and five. They will never remember me if I die.” I began filming special moments with the boys, such as reading to them, going to the park… anything so that they would have these moments if I died. If you’re reading this and your mom has been diagnosed, the first … [Read more...] about Dee Dee Ricks: My Battle with Breast Cancer
Dee Dee Ricks
About Dee Dee Ricks
Dee Dee Ricks is an activist and philanthropist who supports many charities. She is chairman of the board of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute and in that role, successfully lobbied Congress to reenact the Patient Navigation Act as part of sweeping health care reform policy. She is also a member of the board of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance, the political voice for more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors and their loved ones.
As part of her philanthropic efforts, Dee Dee is active with the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the University of Arkansas Medical Center.