Are you a survivor with a story to share?

Living Beyond Breast Cancer is seeking people to interview for their Spring 2011 issue of Insight newsletter. If you are a woman who is willing to share her story and who: had or has inflammatory breast cancer is an African-American woman with breast cancer is a woman living with metastatic cancer used physical rehabilitation after surgery or used complementary or alternative medicine during cancer treatment they may be interested in...

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Forwarding texts won’t donate money
Oct07

Forwarding texts won’t donate money

A friend of mine sent me this text message yesterday and asked me if I knew whether it was legitimate or not: Msg: I know what your saying. Im not sending that it dont work. Well im asking you why not try? If you have unlimited txt do just because you can. What if it was ur grandmother, ur mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin or ur best friend who had breast cancer? How would u feel? Everytime this message is sent ur carrier...

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You have my permission to buy this t-shirt
Oct06

You have my permission to buy this t-shirt

If you think I mention that people should be wary of buying products in support of a cause a lot on my blog, you should try being around me. I’m even sick of how much I mention pink marketing. Just be smart. Not everything with a pink ribbon or bathed in pink is actually a company that supports a breast cancer cause. And, if they do, it’s usually not as much as you would think. And, sometimes, your purchase doesn’t...

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Just so you don’t think I’m a total hater
Oct03

Just so you don’t think I’m a total hater

There are pink products I like. No, really. It’s true. I like the ones people who love and support me have given me! I have a super coffee mug with a pink ribbon on it that I drink out of every day it’s not dirty. I have a great pink Cubs hat. I’m not even a fan (of baseball … at … all … sorry, Wigi), but I am a fan of the friends who passed it along to me and the friends who delivered it. And...

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Think Before You Pink
Oct02

Think Before You Pink

I’m going to try not to get too rant-y here. It’s hard. This is probably my biggest rant-y trigger of all of the rant-y triggers I have in my life. Here is the short version: a lot of pink stuff is sold under the guise of raising money for breast cancer research when it does not and of those that do raise money for breast cancer the marketing surrounding the sales is often very misleading. Think Before You Pink is a...

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Yuck-tober
Oct01

Yuck-tober

Me in July 2006 on Michigan Avenue, Chicago. It’s the first day of October. For everyone who lives under a rock on Tristan da Cunha, it’s breast cancer awareness month. (If you don’t get my sense of humor, that is the “most remote place on Earth.” Makes me laugh. You should, too.) I really dislike this month very much. Very much. (That’s an understatement. I’m trying to restrain myself here....

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