• “When you push off from the dock … we’re all in the same boat. 
    This isn’t about cancer anymore. It’s about exercise and health and the rest of your life. 
    When we push off we’re paddling away from breast cancer.” 

    - Dr. Don McKenzie, Founder, Abreast In A Boat 
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” 

    - Vivian Greene 
  • “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” 

    - T.H. Thompson & John Watson 
  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. 
    The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’ 

    - Nelson Mandela 
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Belles Stories » Adi Wait

Adi Wait

I am not a cancer patient, although I work as medical secretary for GVI Oncology at Vincent Palotti in Pinelands.

When the Amabelles started my mom had just passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurism. I went on 3 weeks leave and when I got back decided that I needed something to keep me occupied and joined the Belles. Originally it was just to help get the team together, but after a couple of sessions I did not want to stop and if you knew me well, you would know that I am not a physical person. I have not done any excersise in 23 years!

The incredible support and vibe in this team has helped me more than I ever thought it would in coping with my mother’s death. I feel that I belong and I was very grateful when told that I could stay with the team. I am married 16 years to Requier and have 2 boys, ages 14 and 12.

The Belles are the most amazing lot of women I have ever had the pleasure to meet and I am very proud to be a part of this team.