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Cancer Survivor Using Her Experience To Help Others – Jewish Community Voice

Meet Donna Forman…

by Sally Friedman, For The Voice – October 12, 2016

RESIDENCE: Cherry Hill

FAMILY: Husband Rick, daughters Lindsay, 26, Karly, 22, and Sydney, 20

SYNAGOGUE: Cong. Beth El

HEROES: Medical staff at Cooper, and Susan Bass Levin for her commitment to Pink Roses, Teal Magnolias event

It’s impossible to miss her amazing spirit and zest. Donna Forman seems to spread vitality wherever she is. And yes, even on the phone.

This Cherry Hill native insists that she was actually a rather quiet child and a serious student. But these days, the wife of Rick Forman of Forman Mills, the mother of three daughters and a community leader is definitely not on the sidelines.

One of her major concerns is the upcoming event that puts the focus on breast cancer awareness—she herself is a survivor—as well as attention to gynecologic cancers.

On Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, hundreds will gather for a brunch event, “Pink Roses/Teal Magnolias,” and this year, Donna Forman is co-chair of this annual awareness-raising afternoon sponsored by the Cooper Foundation.

“There is so much emotion in that room as survivors gather with their families, and as we unite in helping a cause that has affected us all,” said the indefatigable Forman. “We know that the proceeds go to benefit research programs of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and that we’re actually helping our neighbors and friends.”

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