Val Skinner Foundation

LIFE Event

The LIFE Event mission is to continue to help eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease...Read more »

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state's first and only National Cancer...Read more »

DecodingCancer.org

A visionary group of breast cancer advocates, experts and educators join forces to support the study of cancer in the classroom with a deeply engaging program created for high school students, parents, and teachers...Read more »

The 28th Annual Steven A. Cox Charity Classic

Monday, October 2, 2017
Join friends, family, and some special guests as we gather to benefit...Read more »

The 12th Annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic

Monday, September 18, 2017
Join us at the 8th Annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic at Galloway National Golf Club... Read more »

Pamela Miltner

Pamela Miltner

Pamela Miltner

Pam is a 12-year breast cancer survivor who says she was “blessed with breast cancer.” As soon as she was diagnosed in 1994, Pam and her husband became determined to fight for her life and spread the message of breast health. Just after she completed chemotherapy, she volunteered for the Indianapolis Race for the Cure ®, handing out water to participants and has remained a volunteer since that time. She initiated a “team challenge” involving rival schools, organized the inaugural “Pink Parade” and implemented a “Kids for the Cure” program where children could participate in games and activities the day of the event. In 2004, as Komen Indianapolis Race for the Cure® Co-Chairs, Pam and her husband raised a record $1.4 million.

In 2000 she initiated “Bear Hugs for a Cure” in which children who have lost a parent to breast cancer are given a teddy bear with an inspirational poem and told to hug the bear when they need comfort. She gained financial support from her part-time employer, and together they donate approximately 100 bears a year through local oncologists offices. “A bear always understands and loves t be loved,” she says. Pam recently found a sponsor to support an on-going program for Hispanics and women of color to bring awareness and self-breast exam techniques to this high-risk population. Pam, along with the assistance of a translator, presents monthly seminars. After only a few sessions three women have found lumps, one of which was malignant.

As Pam completed last minute preparations for the 2004 Race she learned that her sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Undeterred, she walked hand in hand with her to lead the Pink Parade. Many have said that Pam should have the Superman “S” emblazoned on her chest. But she did us one better by having a pink ribbon permanently tattooed above her reconstructed breast so that she can proudly wear the pink ribbon always.

Back to LIFE Event Heroes »