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Awards & Recognitions

Getting Things Off My Chest wins 2014 International Award for Cancer-Health Books
Getting Things Off My Chest is winner of the 2014 International Book Award for Cancer Topics

SECOND ADDITION COVER FOR Getting Things Off with AwardsNow a multiple Award Winning Book on Cancer Health! So honored!

Getting Things Off Mt Chest is Winner of the 2014 USA Best Book Award for Cancer Topics
Getting Things Off Mt Chest is Winner of the 2014 USA Best Book Award for Cancer Topics

What an honor for a first book to receive two national book awards!  My goal with this book was to help women stay focused and confident at a time when it feels like cancer is taking over their lives. Winning these awards is bittersweet: It took having breast cancer myself and losing a dear friend to cancer to give me the experience and inspiration to write Getting Things Off My Chest,” I am continually touched by the thank you letters from the women who have read my book. Knowing my book is helping women and boosting their self esteem at a critical time is the ultimate reward. Now if we can just find a cure for breast cancer!

AWARD FINALIST- 2015 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

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 So thrilled that my second book, Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms, was named an Award Finalist for Self-Help/Motivation by the 2014 International Book Awards.

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CARA AWARD (CARING ADVOCATE FOR RECOVERING THROUGH THE ARTS)  – November 20, 2013

with Dr. Martha Eddy, Founder, Moving for Life

with Dr. Martha Eddy, Founder, Moving for Life

I am honored to receive Moving for Life’s CARA Award for Caring Advocate for Recovery through the Arts). I believe daily movement through dance, exercise or whatever moves you, is essential to staying healthy. Here I am with Dr. Martha Eddy, Founder of Moving for Life, a movement and dance therapy program and DVD to help women with breast cancer heal physically and emotionally. http://www.movingforlife.org

HANDCRAFT HEROES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ADVOCACY AWARD –November 1, 2013

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I am deeply honored to be named a winner of the inaugural HandCraft Heroes Breast Cancer Campaign for individuals whose actions inspire others to seek early detection for breast cancer or support patients undergoing treatment. The Award is sponsored by HandCraft Artisan Collection Wineshonor those individuals whose actions inspire others to seek early detection for breast cancer or support patients undergoing treatment.

My fellow honorees included Stacy Cumberbatch, Founder, Pink Gown Fashion for a Cause in San Francisco, and Diane Lyons, Founder of FestiGals and Bodacious Bras for a Cause in New Orleans.

Melanie Young with DFV Winery's Cheryl Indelicato at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Melanie Young with DFV Winery’s Cheryl Indelicato at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

My prize was a trip to Monterey, CA, hosted by Cheryl Indelicato and the HandCraft team. We were treated to yoga, massages, healthy cooking classes and delicious meals overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Monterey’s historic harbor. And, HandCraft Wines donated $1000 to both SHARE and Susan G Komen NYC in my honor. That’s the spirit!