Welcome to The Augusta Chronicle's We Think Pink in Augusta website! Here you'll find inspiring stories of cancer survivors and information on resources and events throughout the area.

Each year, The Augusta Chronicle works to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer with a visual show of support in our annual "pink" paper edition on October 1. Yes, it's actually pink!

We hope you'll join us in the support of this important cause!




Maxine Macon takes breast cancer diagnosis in stride

A routine mammogram detected a lump in Maxine Macon's right breast. She adopted a matter-of-fact attitude about her diagnosis, which she said surprised her doctors.

Karen Usry-Kitchens fights breast cancer 'one day at a time'

When Karen Usry-Kitchens found a mass in her right breast, she didn't know what it was. Her family didn't have a history of breast cancer. “At first I was scared,” she said. “But I put everything in God’s hands and let him take control.”

Breast cancer survivor Debra Koziol says prayers made difference

Debra Koziol discovered lumps at least three times before, beginning when she was 24. Each time, biopsies determined them to be benign. In June 2011, six months after her annual mammogram, she noticed a change. A biopsy confirmed cancer.

Catina Thurmond put her recovery in 'God's hand'

Catina Thurmond found a lump in her left breast during a routine self-exam in 2008, and a biopsy determined it was cancerous. Thurmond requested a mammogram, which detected a tumor, then a biopsy confirmed cancer.

Diagnosis not a death sentence, survivor Lee Knable says

Lee Knable wasn’t terribly concerned when she first found a cyst on her breast. She had had them before. This time, though, it didn’t heal properly. Her primary care physician did a mammogram, which detected cancer. A biopsy confirmed the diagnosis.

Positive attitude helps Julie Streeter in breast cancer fight

Streeter had a lumpectomy and six rounds of chemotherapy and had just started radiation when she found out she tested positive for the BRCA2 gene, which meant her chances for recurrence or risk for other cancers were much higher.