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Brenda Ladun - A Breast Cancer Survivor
Brenda Ladun: She Is Surviving Breast Cancer One Day At a Time!
Brenda Ladun is one the 6pm/10pm news Anchors on the ABC TV affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. That is how I first "met" her. I watched her grow as a newscaster over the years, then I watched her cope with breast cancer - twice. I thought she was such a brave person to keep working while she was battling her disease. Some days she looked wonderful. Other days, she just plainly looked tired. But she kept on keeping on. Let me remind you, she did this twice.
Then I heard her on The Rick and Bubba Show--a radio show that is produced in Birmingham, AL. Now she is my Superhero. In a field that is really fickle and superficial (TV aka "Entertainment"), Ms. Ladun made a point by staying on the air. She was showing us ALL that one can cope with cancer. One CAN keep coping with cancer with God's help. Channel 33/40 also impressed me with their support of Ms. Ladun.
Every year, Ms. Ladun gives her name and time to a Conquer Cancer Run . In 2014 the run will be on March 1st.
PS--Kudos to WABC 33/40 for allowing her to keep reporting the news while she endured chemotherapy and sharing her life! Click here for an easy and free way to help fund mammograms for those in need at The Breast Cancer Site!
Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run
First weekend in March!
The Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run will be held in Birmingham, Alabama on March 1, 2014. The 9th Annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run will take place at St. Vincent's One Nineteen, on the first Saturday morning of the month.
The schedule of events is as follows:
7:00 a.m. Day-Of Registration & Packet-Pick Up
Vendor's Booths Open
8:00 a.m. 5K Walk/Run Start
9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Walk/Run Start
9:45 a.m. Awards Ceremony
Click The ANNUAL BRENDA LADUN CONQUER CANCER RUN 5K/1 Mile to register.
The event is open to all ages and all runners.
The Conquer Cancer Run Begins HERE: - (where you can register)
Learn how you can beat cancer, too. - Brenda Ladun will give you courage to battle cancer.
Books that will give you inspiration to survive.
Brenda's Short Bio - From Birmingham Wiki (link at end of article)
Brenda Ladun is an evening news anchor for ABC 33/40.
Ladun grew up in Pennsylvania where she had an opportunity to learn about broadcast journalism for her school's closed-circuit television station. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's in mass communications. She met her husband, sportscaster Doug Bell while working at a television station in Gainesville. The couple moved to Peoria, Illinois for five years before coming to Birmingham. Ladun worked at WBRC 6 from 1987 to 1996 before joining the staff at ABC 33/40.
Ladun is a five-time winner of the Alabama Associated Press Awards for Best Investigative Reporter and Best Specialized Reporter. She has also won for Best Anchor.
In 2001 Ladun was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy and underwent chemotherapy. During her recovery she took up running and has competed in several marathons. In 2007, after a period of apparent remission, the cancer returned. Ladun points to her faith as the foundation of her strength to fight the disease. She is a regional spokeswoman for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and has written two books about her recovery. For a special series she aired about breast cancer she was given the Edward R. Murrow Award for Radio and Television Journalism.
Bell and Ladun have three sons, Brooks, Gabby and Garett. She is an active supporter of the Grace House Christian Home for Girls and teaches Sunday school at Hunter Street Baptist Church.
Obtained from BHAM WIKI
(New International Version)
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear...
Brenda Ladun Story on YouTube - Watch Her!
Books my Superhero Wrote About Her Battle With Cancer
Brenda fought cancer twice and continues to win.
100% of any earnings from this lens goes to charity!
Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run--A Video
BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR STORIES
- Survivor Stories
Young Survival Coalition: Young Women United Against Breast Cancer This one mentions the Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer 8K run.
- BreastCancerStories.com - Welcome to BreastCancerStories.com
BreastCancerStories.com is an online support community where those touched by breast cancer can share their experiences with loved ones and with one another.
What Brenda Does In the Community - Conquer Cancer Run Is Not the Only Thing She Does
Brenda Ladun has been an inspiration to many!
Interview with Brenda Ladun. Alex's Athlete of the Month from Athletes Kickin' Cancer. March 2006
- American Cancer Society Junior Executive Board
Our goal for 2008 is to raise over $67,000 with our two signature events, The Brenda Ladun 8K Conquer Cancer Run and a new August Gala event. In January of 2008 the JEB, in partnership with ABC 33/40, hosted the 4th Annual Brenda Ladun 8K Conquer Can
- 5th Annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run - Public Running Race in Birmingham, AL on Sat, Jan 31, '
5th Annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run - Public Running Race in Birmingham, AL on Sat, Jan 31, '09. Post or find information on other events and games for the Sportsvite community. Event organizers specify what type of event, sport, date and time
- ABC 33/40 News - Conquer Cancer Run
ABC 33/40 News - Alabama's Leader in Local News, Sports and Information. Alabama's Favorite TV Station!
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