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Breast Cancer Survivorship

In this story, Louisville Life looks at breast cancer survivorship from the point of view of two well-known local women: broadcaster Mel Fisher and advertising CEO Debbie Scoppechio.

Debbie Scoppechio Debbie Scoppechio, chairwoman and CEO of Creative Alliance Inc.,, has made her way from tap dancing on The Ed Sullivan Show to a leadership role as one of Louisville’s top advertising executives.

Mel Fisher has been the midday announcer on Louisville’s rock station, 95.7 WQMF-FM since 1990,Mel Fisher as well as Music Director. Additionally, she is co-host, with husband Ron Fisher, of the Saturday Morning Crew on 84WHAS-AM.

On television, Mel had previously been introduced to KET audiences as an on-air host during the network’s annual fund drive and as the host of KET’s weekly program, Mixed Media.

Gilda’s Club Louisville is a new source of support for local cancer patients.

Gilda's Club is named in honor of Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Gilda dreamed that all people affected by cancer, as well as their families and friends, would have access to the same kind of emotional and social support that she received during her illness.

The first Gilda's Club opened its signature red door in New York City in 1995. Additional clubhouses have since opened in dozens of large cities, small cities, and several points in between. Gilda's Club Louisville had its grand opening October 20, 2007. To learn more, see our Louisville Life interview with Karen Morrison, CEO of Gilda's Club Louisville.

Additionally, this segment had its first airing the week of Louisville’s 2007 Susan G. Komen walk.

Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of survivors and activists working to end breast cancer forever. Komen for the Cure is 125 Affiliates strong, located in cities and communities across the U.S., Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico. Connect with Louisville's affiliate.

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Breast cancer surviorship, neighborhood Farmers Market, Louisville Rowing Club, Sister Cities of Louisville, and renowned adventurer and university administrator Tori Murden McClure. (#202)