Donna Deegan was only months from realizing her dream of launching the nation’s first national breast cancer marathon when she was diagnosed with the disease for the third time. While still committed to the race, Deegan began searching for answers beyond the conventional.  As she opened one door, it led to the next. What started as a quest for a cure became a physical and spiritual rebirth.

Deegan takes us along on her journey with great candor and humor. From the creation of a race that now draws thousands from all over the country and the world, to her very personal marathon from fear to love.

This book is a must read for anyone who has ever struggled to overcome fear. Its simple yet powerful message contains the secret to life itself.

Donna Hicken thought she knew exactly where her life was going.
A type "A" personality, she had success planned down to the last detail. But a breast cancer diagnosis in 1999 and a recurrence in 2002 changed all that. In a candid, courageous and humorous account, Donna takes us from that second devastating diagnosis through a process that would transform her life.

The love and support she received from thousands of news viewers through her online cancer journal prompted her to start The Donna Hicken Foundation (now the Donna Foundation), a 501c3 charitable organization which offers financial and emotional help for women on the First Coast living with breast cancer.

This book chronicles the events reflected in her journal. But it's not a book just about her. It's a love story, she says. The best kind of love story.

It is about the communion between people, how one life touches another, then another. It contains the stories of other cancer survivors and people who touched Donna's life as she struggled publicly with what every cancer patient fears privately.

Most of all, this book is about hope and how we give it to each other. It gives voice to anyone who has ever had cancer or been touched by it.

Purchase your first edition, first printing copy of Through Rose Colored Glasses today! Proceeds from this book will benefit the 26.2 with Donna Foundation. This 501(c)3 organization raises funds to support breast cancer research through the Mayo Clinic and the underserved living with breast cancer, through The Donna Foundation.

Through Rose Colored Glasses

by Donna Deegan


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Through Rose Colored Glasses is also available at several local book stores:
The Book Mark, Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Barnes & Noble, St. John's Town Center, Jacksonville, Fla.
Barnes & Noble, Mandarin, Jacksonville, Fla.
Barnes & Noble, St. Augustine, Fla.

The Good Fight
by Donna Hicken
Detailing her personal struggle during her second bout with breast cancer, proceeds from Donna's book benefit The Donna Foundation.

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