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If there's ever a time of year for a breast cancer survivor to want to hide, it's October.
Breast cancer is everywhere. Literally.And there's no escaping the sea of pink.
Five years ago, I was finishing chemo. I remember feeling like I stood out like a sore thumb. Me and my bandannas. But there was one day I blended in. It was Halloween. Instead of people looking at me thinking, "Awww, cancer patient." They were thinking, "Argh! Pirate!!"
Having breast cancer is a…Continue
Posted on October 15, 2011 at 10:07pm
I read an article from Marie Claire magazine this afternoon. It's making the rounds on Facebook and the Internet. It's all about "pinkwashing," the business of breast cancer and the horrible con artists illegally and unethically profiting from our suffering. My first thought was that the article made a strong case that donating to the Pink Daisy Project was the right thing to do.
Yet what many in the breast cancer community are…Continue
Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments
Here we are in April, which means we are half way to Pinktober. Breast cancer awareness shouldn’t be confined to October though. It’s too important. Awareness shouldn’t be confined to reminders to “feel your boobies” either. Awareness messages need to tell the entire truth. What breast cancer is, what it does, what treatment consists of, and what issues survivors endure for their remaining years. This is my halfway to Pinktober reminder that…
Posted on May 3, 2011 at 9:05pm
Sent Ensure and a JoAnn's Fabrics gift card to a young woman in Florida who is coming to the end of her journey.
She just wants to finish her afghan first.
Her story really touched my heart. I think about all I have in my life...my health being my most valuable gift...and she has so little. I'm grateful that I have the means to help her.
I found 4 different flavors of Ensure and sent her two 6-packs of each flavor. Forty-eight cans. And I'll…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2011 at 10:09pm