Category Archives: Meet Team Phoenix

‘Life changing’: Team Phoenix athlete describes impact of group’s research

We recently spoke to some athletes from Team Phoenix, which trains breast cancer survivors to complete a triathlon. Mary Weiland, who participated in the team’s most recent event on July 31, gave us her thoughts about the training and the team … Continue reading

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Support research like TORQUE and change the face of cancer survivorship

Through her research program, medical director Judy Tjoe, MD, is dedicated to changing the face of breast cancer care and survivorship through Translational Oncology Research: Quest for Understanding & Exploration, or TORQUE. “Aurora Research Institute’s breast cancer research program, TORQUE, … Continue reading

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How Team Phoenix helped Rebecca realize that “cannot” was no longer an option

Since 2011, over 80 women have participated in Team Phoenix; it is a goal-directed fitness program, with two squads, based in Milwaukee and the Racine/Kenosha area.  It is open to cancer patients and survivors within the Aurora Health Care system. … Continue reading

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“Strong, proud, alive and redefined!”: How Team Phoenix creates a new normal for breast cancer survivors

Sue Knight is about to compete in a triathlon, and even she can barely believe it. But since she became a member of Team Phoenix this year, Sue is doing a lot of things she never imagined she was capable … Continue reading

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Bowling fundraiser raises money for breast cancer survivorship program

Carey and Jeanne Catania, owners of Motion Plus Lanes in Cudahy, were delighted to present a check on March 12 for over $8,000 to Judy Tjoe, MD, breast cancer surgeon at Aurora Health Care to support the Team Phoenix program. … Continue reading

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Honor breast cancer survivors… like Jacqi

Jacqi Akert, a Nurse Practitioner at Aurora Health Center in Waukesha, is a shining light who reminds us that breast cancer can happen to anyone.  “I’ve been a nurse practitioner for more than 30 years in women’s health, and when I received my … Continue reading

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New beginnings: Celebrating a birthday and a last chemo treatment

“It was more of a challenge than breast cancer. This was a fight to prove to myself that I’m stronger than I think I am,” said Yvonne Kidandi. “You have to show up for treatments but you don’t have to … Continue reading

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