The Miss Pink Pageant would like to congratulate Lori Cain for being crowned Miss Pink 2014!

Lori Cain is a two-year breast cancer survivor, a mother of two, and a friend to many. Lori has a passion for helping others more than letting others help her. When she was diagnosed in July of 2011, both she and her husband, John, set out to tackle their upcoming battle with nothing but positive thoughts and outlooks. They both explained what was going to happen to their children, Tye and Rachel, and they joined in the battle as well. Ultrasounds, biopsies, MRI’s, Cat Scans, Nuclear Medicine Testing, and Mammograms brought her to a left mastectomy with chemotherapy and radiation to follow.

After speaking with Lori about her experience battling breast cancer, the only thing that she truly remembers are the friendships she made during that time. “Getting this diagnosis and going through what I went through was probably one the best things that has ever happened to me. It brought amazing people into my life and made me realize that it was in my path for a reason." She has embraced that outlook and used it to benefit women at all stages of their breast cancer journey.

Lori has participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since May 2011. In 2012, her husband joined her team, Blisters for Sisters, and they raised over $20,000. Lori and John are committed to raising money and awareness for breast cancer research for as long as they are able.

Kristina Darcangelo is a young and beautiful 30 year old breast cancer survivor and mother of two adorable children, JoJo (3) and Gianna (2). If you ask her what the true meaning of life is, she will give you their names as her answer.

Prior to her diagnosis, Kristina lost her first born. After persevering through that difficult time, she became pregnant again, and was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer in 2011 during her pregnancy with Gianna. Kristina has been fighting for her life since. She underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and several surgeries, including a mastectomy. Her courage is inspirational to her fellow Pink Warriors.

Kristina is a hairdresser and a stay at home mom. She looks at her situation as a blessing and says that it has taught her a great deal about life and perseverance. Her family means everything to her and she would not have survived this journey without them or her Miss Pink family. Her message to all is to "live life like it is your last day and to always live, laugh, and love."

Kristina resides in Amesbury, MA with her two children and fiancé, Joe.

Kristen, a personal trainer, is a 36 year old breast cancer survivor.  She thrives on helping people get fit and healthy.  She lives her life in accordance to what she preaches to her clients: eating a healthy diet and getting lots of exercise. 

A cancer diagnosis was the furthest thing from the mind of this healthy young adult. In 2010, at the young age of 34, Kristen was diagnosed with a very rare form of breast cancer. Her doctors pulled together a treatment plan and she underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation at Dana Farber.

Because of Kristen’s exceptional health and determination, she continued to exercise daily and stay healthy through all of her treatments. She motivated people in and out of the gym, and had convinced herself that she would somehow impact people’s lives on an even greater scale. 

Today, Kristen says that cancer is her blessing and has turned her life around. It has opened doors and brought wonderful people into her life. She is most grateful for being able to participate in amazing opportunities such as The Miss Pink Pageant, and for the opportunity to share her story with others. She hopes to educate, motivate, and inspire.  

The Miss Pink Pageant would like to congratulate Michele Dube for being crowned Miss Pink 2015!


Michele Dube is 54 years old and lives in Atkinson, NH.  She has two children, Brittany and Eric.  

Michele holds a degree in Interior Design and an Associates Degree in Business.  She is the former owner and operator of Dube's Construction in Atkinson, as well as a travel consultant.  She holds a New Hampshire Real Estate License and is a Public Notary in New Hampshire.   

Michele is actively involved in her community and believes in giving back to others whenever possible.   She has been involved in the Children's Miracle Network, the National Autism Association, the Cancer Coalition, numerous food drives, clothing collections, the Bella Ball, Heather's Angels, Miss Pink fundraisers, and has volunteered with other charities.  Recently she helped with an ongoing dredging project of Clam Pass in Naples, Florida. She is a currently a director of the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship program.  

She continues her own quest to work with people recently diagnosed with cancer and those making the transition back into the real world after going through cancer treatments.  

She believes that yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is the present so enjoy the gift! 


 

In 2012, Donna Wadden, Miss Pink 2011, passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was not only a ferocious advocate for breast cancer survivors, but an encouragement and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a spokesperson and ambassador for Miss Pink, and spent her year with us traveling all over New England sharing her story of hope.

The Donna Wadden Hope Scholarship was created in her memory and helps provides financial support to Miss Pink winners. By offsetting their costs of travel expenses, the Scholarship allows them to focus on sharing their stories and inspiring others--the part of Miss Pink that Donna loved most.

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