Power Color of the Month? Pink!

It may not be your favorite color. But won’t you consider wearing something pink — the color of health and hope — to get the word out that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Watching breast-cancer survivor Hoda Kotb’s recent interview with Joan Lunden, who was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer last June, reset my heart to January 2012, when I lost my dear best friend, Charla Krupp, to the disease. Indeed, every woman I know says her life has …

Former ‘Good Morning America’ Host Joan Lunden Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Joan Lunden, one of TV’s most celebrated talk show hosts and news anchors, revealed June 24 that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. “I heard those words that every woman fears and never wants to hear: ‘You have breast cancer,’ ” Lunden, 63, told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, a show Lunden cohosted from 1980 to 1997. >> Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter  Lunden learned the diagnosis after a tumor was identified in an ultrasound exam …

Donors Wanted: Robin Roberts Helps Push Bone Marrow Donation

ABC News’ Robin Roberts, 51, who announced she will undergo a bone marrow transplant this fall to fight a rare blood disorder, was fortunate that her older sister, Sally Ann, was the perfect match to donate marrow — the only treatment for Roberts’ myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a type of pre-leukemia. Both women know that many patients don’t have a family member who is eligible, and they are encouraging everyone to sign up with Be The Match, an organization that helps match marrow …