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Dee Dee Ricks on Fox’s Good Day New York watch here.


“The Education of Dee Dee Ricks: A Journey to HOPE” interview on Hope’s Not a Crime (BlogTalkRadio)
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“Dee Dee Ricks on WomensRadio station Luscious Life with Yolanda Shoshana”
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“Dee Dee Ricks –An Education Continued: Making Patient Navigation a Household Word” in The Huffington Post
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“BRA Day: Closing the Loop of Breast Cancer” in Redbook Magazine
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Dee Dee Ricks mentioned in blog “Bonding Over Beauty
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“Dee Dee RIcks: My Battle with Breast Cancer” A blog post on ModernMom.com
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“The Education of Dee Dee Ricks From Misfortune to Mission” in Healthy Valley Magazine.
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Dee Dee Ricks quoted on Cleveland.com “Patient Navigators Find Role in the Local Health System”
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Dee Dee Ricks discusses addressing a cancer diagnosis with your children in
“Scary News: Your Mom Has Breast Cancer” in RelateMagazine.com
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“Warriors at The Pink Fund”, photos from The Pink Fund’s 2012 Luncheon
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Dee Dee Ricks quoted in BlissTree.com “What Not to Say to Someone With Breast Cancer”
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Survivor Stories: Dee Dee Ricks on www.GoodEnoughMother.com
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TV Balla Trending News – Interview of Breast Cancer Advocate & Survivor Dee Dee Rick’s journey
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Dee Dee Ricks on October 1st, 2012 on WPIX11 to discuss Patient Navigation and kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month


The Education of Dee Dee Ricks premiered October 27 on HBO.
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Read the transcript of Dee Dee Ricks’ live chat with viewers on HBO Connect.


Dee Dee Ricks and Dr. Harold Freeman appeared on NBC’s Today Show on October 26 to discuss the film and patient navigation. Watch the interview here.


On October 26, Dee Dee Ricks and Dr. Harold Freeman previewed the film on ABC’s Nightline and discussed how they are helping poor and uninsured breast cancer patients. Watch the segment here:


On October 25, the Paley Center for Media in New York hosted a screening of The Education of Dee Dee Ricks. There will also be a Q&A session with Dee Dee Ricks, Dr. Harold Freeman, Filmmaker, Perri Peltz and Executive Producer, Jane Rosenthal.


On Saturday, October 22, Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York hosted a complimentary screening of The Education of Dee Dee Ricks.


The October 2011 issue of MORE Magazine features a great piece on “The Education of Dee Dee Ricks.” Read “A Breast Cancer Wake-Up Call” here.


ELLE Magazine ran an in-depth article on “The Education of Dee Dee Ricks” and Dee Dee’s work with Dr. Harold Freeman. Read the article in the October 2011 issue here.


Dee Dee Ricks received The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) “Patient of Courage” Award, which honors reconstructive plastic surgery patients whose lives were restored through reconstructive plastic surgery and whose charitable actions influence the lives around them. Watch the ASPS video from the Patients of Courage Award Presentation.


The Education of Dee Dee Ricks premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in May 2011.

After the screening, Dee Dee Ricks, producer Lisa Cohen, and Harold P. Freeman M.D., discussed the critical issue of breast cancer treatment for the poor and uninsured. The panel was moderated by the film’s director, Perri Peltz.



Tribeca Q&A: Dee Dee Ricks on Her Cancer ‘Education’
The New York Times, April 29, 2011

This Q&A with Dee Dee Ricks discusses the documentary, The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The article details Dee Dee’s introduction to Dr. Harold Freeman and her friendship with Cynthia Dodson, a woman who also battled breast cancer.

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From Patient to Activist

As a cancer survivor, Dee Dee Ricks knows firsthand the pain, the trauma and the daily stress a patient endures. Now she’s helping others navigate their way through that maze.

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