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Rebecca Timlin-Scalera’s, “Cosmic Twins”

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera’s story, Cosmic Twins, was performed by Kathryn Mowat-Murphy and Susan Spain. Singer: Bryna O’Neill. Musicians: Andrew David Sotomayor, Karen Popkin, & Hiroyuki Matsuura.

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News 8 WTNH Interview

Watch the Video Interview HERE.

(WTNH)-Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera talks about why she started The Cancer Couch and her battle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. 6-10 % are diagnosed at Stage 4 from the beginning (de novo), the rest are diagnosed at Stages 1-3 (early). 30% of those diagnosed with early stage breast cancer will eventually be re-diagnosed with mbc (Stage 4). There is no cure for Stage 4. People living with this will be in treatment for the rest of their shortened lives. More than 40,000 people die each year from mbc in the US alone. Very little of the funding for breast cancer research goes to studying treatment for mbc. Many “metsters” feel, due to this lack of funding and awareness about this stage of the disease, that they are being left to die.
The Cancer Couch Foundation is volunteer run, privately funded, and all donations are matched by the institutions they fund. Not only do 100% of donations and event proceeds go straight to the cause – your money is doubled – packing twice the punch in half the time! “

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Soccer Superstars Western New York Flash – The Pink Game

The Western NY Flash are delighted to announce a landmark two-year partnership with The Cancer Couch Foundation, a not-for-profit that works to fund high-impact research for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The sponsorship is part of the Flash’s commitment to aligning with health and wellness issues that directly impact women and their communities.

Soccer Superstars Western New York Flash – The Pink Game


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Fighting cancer with @CancerCouch founder Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera

For Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera who had a healthy lifestyle with no history of cancer, a Stage 4 diagnosis of breast cancer was a complete shock. She was upgraded to Stage 3C, learned about the lack of funding and poor prognosis for Stage 4, and created The Cancer Couch Foundation to raise money for cancer research to help those who have metastatic breast cancer (Stage 4).

Originally aired on Caregiver SOS: On Air presented by the WellMed Charitable Foundation on July 10, 2016, in San Antonio, TX on 930 AM KLUP “The Answer.” With co-hosts Carol Zernial and Ron Aaron.

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Interview with KOGA-AM Midwest Opinions – May 16, 2016

I had a great interview with Midwest Opinions about The Cancer Couch Foundation and my experiences. My interview begins at the 31:36 timecode! Check it out here:


I Breasted!…My Surgical Success Turning Love Handles Into Love-Ly Curves

This past October I wrote a piece entitled “To Breast Or Not To Breast,” in which I described the psychological [...]

To Breast Or Not To Breast, That Is The Question

Being that it’s October and the month of breast cancer awareness is upon us – the topic of breasts is [...]

Why Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Needs More Funding

Although breast cancer research funding covers many areas of prevention and treatment, it doesn’t properly address needs for those with [...]

The Cancer Couch Foundation wins $5,000 from the Harte Auto Group

Harte Auto Group Announces December “Drive with Harte” Charity Contest Winner Harte Auto Group proudly sponsors a monthly Drive with [...]

Fairfield Doctor Says Metastatic Breast Cancer Sufferers Need More Support

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, a neuropsychologist, experienced a "reversal of fortune" that changed everything. Last fall, when her family life and [...]

Flash pushing for playoff spot and fighting cancer

There’s a lot riding on the Western New York Flash’s match Saturday night at Rhinos Stadium against the Houston Dash. [...]

Doctor creates blog, foundation following breast cancer diagnosis

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera created a blog to share her experiences with breast cancer and to help those affected by the disease [...]

Tune In…

On August 3rd - Rebecca will be featured on Better Connecticut - WFSB Channel 3 I am so excited to meet and talk with Scot Haney to share the great things our foundation has coming [...]

Named one of The 25 Most Intriguing People …

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, Ph.D. named one of Fairfield's 25 most intriguing people in Fairfield Magazine Jul/Aug 2016 edition. Do I have to mention that Fairfield only has 26 people in it? 🙂 Ha! My lovely friends, Andrea [...]

Cancer Couch Foundation Presents Saugatuck Scoops Challenge Fundraiser – Fairfield Sun; June 16, 2016

RebeccaTimlin-Scalera has raised more than $60,000 in seven weeks for The Cancer Couch Foundation. Her initial goal for the Scoops Challenge was $6,400, but then raised it to $15,000, then again to $17,000 as The [...]

Fairfield Neuropsychologist Dishes Up Ice Cream Challenge to Fight Cancer – Fairfield Daily Voice; June 8, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield woman looking for a fund way to raise money for metastatic breast cancer research is preparing to dish up ice cream for the Saugatuck Scoops Challenge Fundraiser on Friday, June [...]

Fairfield Doctor, Mother Battles Breast Cancer and Raises Awareness – Fairfield Patch; June 7, 2016

FAIRFIELD, CT — Neuropsychologist Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera is a Fairfield mom with breast cancer and she’s on a mission. Timlin-Scalera, the founder of The Cancer Couch Foundation, is launching a massive effort to fund research [...]

Fairfield Doctor Starts Foundation to Fund Metastatic Breast Cancer Research – Fairfield County Business Journal; June 2, 2016

Most people receiving a diagnosis of Stage 4 breast cancer understandably tend to withdraw into themselves, explore the options involved with treatment — chemotherapy, radiation, surgery — and simply hope for the best. But most [...]

Fairfield CT Resident Dedicates Her Life to Funding Research for Metastatic Breast Cancer – Release; June 1, 2016

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera’s life changed on September 3, 2015 when she heard shocking words: “You have cancer.” A wife, mother and neuropsychologist, Timlin-Scalera reacted to this news by founding The Cancer Couch Foundation (501c3) to fund research for metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

A Terminal Diagnosis that Turned Into a Life Affirming Journey – My Social Good News; May 26, 2016

When diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015, Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, PhD neuropsychologist and mother of two, was completely blindsided. Initially [...]

Ford Model of Courage 2016

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera from Fairfield, CT chosen to be one of the Ford Models of Courage for the year of 2016! See for more info and to purchase their apparel.

Listen To Your Mother

I am completely honored to share the great news that I have been selected to be part of the NYC cast of authors to read a piece of my writing live, and be videoed, at the [...]

Visible Ink

Rebecca Timlin-Scalera writes wit and wisdom about her cancer experience and one of her pieces was chosen to be featured in MSKCC 2016 Visible Ink Anthology. This is a truly amazing and uplifting program that Memorial Sloan [...]