My mother and sister were victims of breast cancer. My service on the advisory board reflects my desire to honor their lives in a way that supports the entire cancer community. As part of a fifty year career in psychiatric nursing, my current position is as a clinical instructor/lecturer at the College of Nursing at the U. of A. One of the emphases in our course is the mind-body connection in the treatment of physical illness. Sidenote: I love reunions back in Iowa—high school and university—good ole’ people connections!