About Allie Garcia

Hi there! I’m Allie, the Programs + Volunteer Manager here at BCCA. Outside of my work life, I’m a momma to my wild child daughter and a fur momma to the best pup a girl could ask for. I enjoy watching too much Netflix, painting and eating good food!
29 07, 2020

5 Foods to Help With Treatment Side Effects

By |2020-07-29T09:44:10-05:00July 29th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on 5 Foods to Help With Treatment Side Effects

Breast cancer treatment can trigger a multitude of side effects. Nausea, dry mouth, taste changes, fatigue, mouth sores and more. These side effects can often make eating difficult or even unappealing at times. However, it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet during cancer treatment to keep your body as healthy as possible. [...]

15 07, 2020

An Easy Guide on How To Care for Your Wig

By |2020-07-15T09:39:57-05:00July 15th, 2020|Style|Comments Off on An Easy Guide on How To Care for Your Wig

When diagnosed with breast cancer, there’s a list of new normals you have to adjust to. New schedules to learn, kicking unhealthy habits to the curb, body changes and so on. When starting chemotherapy, there’s a high possibility that many women lose their hair. So many women tell us that when it comes [...]

1 07, 2020

4 Refreshing Summer Mocktails to Try

By |2020-07-01T14:24:46-05:00July 1st, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on 4 Refreshing Summer Mocktails to Try

It’s a hot summer day and you’re craving a sweet & flavorful drink to quench your thirst. Plain old soda or juice won’t do the trick and you may not be in the mood for an alcoholic beverage. Cue in – Mocktails! What are mocktails? Mocktails are the liquor free version of your [...]

17 06, 2020

5 Ways to Change Your Mindset

By |2020-06-17T11:13:44-05:00June 17th, 2020|Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Change Your Mindset

I’m sure at some point in your life you’ve been asked “What’s your aim in life?” and I’m sure amongst your answer was something along the lines of “to be happy”. To be happy, a saying that seems so small and modest and something we all aspire to be and yet sometimes it [...]

11 03, 2020

Top 10 Items You Need for Treatment Days

By |2020-03-11T10:31:08-05:00March 11th, 2020|Wellness|Comments Off on Top 10 Items You Need for Treatment Days

Treatment days can be long. And for most people at the start of their journey, you have months ahead of you filled with appointments and treatments. It can often be hard to know what to expect. Going through your treatments and overall breast cancer journey can be emotionally challenging. Yet in some ways, [...]

28 02, 2020

Eyebrow Mapping: What Is It?

By |2020-02-28T09:10:28-06:00February 28th, 2020|Style|Comments Off on Eyebrow Mapping: What Is It?

When it comes to the perfectly shaped eyebrow there are so many questions to take into consideration... Do you want thick natural eyebrows or thinner more chic eyebrows? High arch, soft arch or flat? Where should they start and where do they end? What’s the best brow shape for my face? That's where [...]

17 02, 2020

Hyaluronic Acid + What You Need to Know

By |2020-02-17T10:05:05-06:00February 17th, 2020|Style|Comments Off on Hyaluronic Acid + What You Need to Know

The world of skincare is constantly progressing. Almost to the point of being too difficult to keep up with. I feel like every other day there’s a new magic serum or plant derived oil that all the beauty bloggers are raving about! So, what’s everyone been raving about lately? Hyaluronic acid!  I’m sure [...]

31 01, 2020

Easy Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

By |2020-01-31T09:38:32-06:00January 31st, 2020|Inspiration|Comments Off on Easy Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

Have you ever found yourself feeling frustrated on a daily basis? Are there days you dread getting out of bed to face the same repetitive day that seems never-ending? Do you feel like the quality of your life has decreased, resulting in a loss of energy, motivation, and enthusiasm for the future? Are [...]

24 01, 2020

Here’s Why Too Much Caffeine is Bad For Your Health

By |2020-01-23T09:51:45-06:00January 24th, 2020|Wellness|Comments Off on Here’s Why Too Much Caffeine is Bad For Your Health

If you’re like myself or like nearly 80 percent of the adult population, your day doesn't start until you’re able to get a little caffeine in your system. Whether you get it from coffee, soda, or tea you probably look to caffeine to jump start your morning and help you become alert, energized, and [...]

15 01, 2020

Top Fitness Challenges to Tone Your Whole Body

By |2020-01-15T09:52:04-06:00January 15th, 2020|Fitness|Comments Off on Top Fitness Challenges to Tone Your Whole Body

It's the start of a new year and a new decade, which means New Year's resolutions. Like so many of us, one of your goals may be to get healthier and stronger this year. If you're also like us, then you've probably made the same pledge in years past, only to struggle to [...]