Pink Ribbon Ball Hats


Support your friends, family, or yourself in this high-quality ball cap. Designed exclusively for Dianne’s Mastectomy, this cap features a velcro backing to fit any head size, embroidered ribbon and the words “courage”, “hope”, and “believe” within the seam of the front brim.

Annie Parker Decoded: The Story that Inspired the Film

Anne Parker is a three-time cancer survivor whose story inspired the Hollywood film, Decoding Annie Parker. She also recently wrote her autobiography, Annie Parker Decoded. Signed copies by Anne Parker available.

Based on true events, Annie Parker Decoded tells the story of two remarkable women; the irrepressible Annie Parker, a three-time cancer survivor and the geneticist Mary-Claire King whose discovery of the breast cancer BRCA1 gene mutation is considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Annie Parker lost her mother to cancer when she was only 14 years old. Twelve years later, her sister Joan, also died from the same disease. Annie’s doctors told her it was “just bad luck”. She didn’t believe them. Annie became convinced that there had to be a genetic link for certain types of cancer. She was convinced that she, too, would get cancer. She did. In 1980, she developed breast cancer, had a mastectomy and survived. In 1988, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. Annie had more surgery, followed by chemotherapy. She survived. Meanwhile, Dr Mary-Claire King, a research geneticist discovered the gene that is responsible for many breast and ovarian cancers: BRCA1. Her discovery was revolutionary, and we now know that as many as 5 to 10 per cent of all breast cancers may be hereditary. In 1994, Annie Parker became one of the first women in North America to be tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation. Her results were positive for the deadly gene. Annie developed cancer again in 2006 and underwent another operation, followed by more chemotherapy. She survived. Annie’s story, and that of Dr Mary-Claire King, inspired film-maker Steve Bernstein to write and direct Decoding Annie Parker, a multi-award-winning film starring Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt, Academy Award-nominee Samantha Morton, and Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul.

Watch Anne Parker interviewed on CTV’s The Social (October 29, 2014): Anne Parker on The Social
Watch the movie trailer: Decoding Annie Parker – Official Trailer
Visit the official website: Decoding Annie Parker website
Visit Anne’s official website: Anne Parker – Official Website

Gift Certificates

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