Boca becoming epicenter for breast cancer education

Published: Nov. 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 at 9:49 PM EST
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BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - When diagnoised with stage four breast cancer, what do you do? if you're Stephanie Robin, you rock out. "It's our fourth annual concert. It's bigger and better than ever. We have an incredible line up," said Robin.

The mother of two continues to receive good news health wise. "November is three years that the cancer in my lungs is 90 percent smaller."

Her friend and one of the Think Pink Rocks founders, Amy Seidman, also is doing well. "Twelve years in January; I can't be happier! Just want to help everybody to be able to survive 12 years or not ever get it. We'd like to find a cure."

Community members are also stepping up to further Think Pink Rocks' mission. "All my motorcycle friends gather at Palm Beach Harley Davidson, and we have a group ride to a designated place," said Karen Lucas.

Every October, Mindi Rudan dedicates 55 pages in all three of her magazines to breast cancer. "I don't even think on a national level is doing. We have clinical trials, different research."

Rudan also interviewed the scientist developing the breast cancer vaccine. "This doctor believes that some of the breast cancer can be stemmed because it involves the milk gland, and he's created a vaccine that, he believes, can prevent milk glands and the estrogen. It's so scientific, but, he believes, that this is going to happen in our lifetime. That Komen just funded him for clinical trials," said Rudan.

It's people, like Mindi and Think Pink Rocks' ladies, who are making Boca Raton the epicenter for breast cancer education.

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