‘Y’oung survivors
Apr28

‘Y’oung survivors

Julie, riding the bull at one of our conferences. If you know me or have read my blog for any length of time, you know I’m part of an amazing community of young survivors of breast cancer. I found these ladies when I was desperately searching for more information about breast cancer just a few short weeks after being diagnosed in 2006. With my first lumpectomy failing, I finally stopped for a moment to ask, “am I doing the...

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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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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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It’s just a few little cells …

If you are a healthy woman looking for a way to really make a difference in breast cancer research, think about donating to the Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center. That’s my cancer center, in case you didn’t know, and I am very proud they are home to this project. (And if you visit that link, you’ll see my oncologist, who is the president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this year. Woo hoo!)...

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CR Magazine’s Cancerblog feature
Apr07

CR Magazine’s Cancerblog feature

I’ve been extremely derelict in my blogging duties the last two months. Ahem. 2 1/2 months. So, I’m playing catch-up. In January, my blog was featured in the Winter 2010 CR Magazine as the Cancerblog feature. It was exciting and fun to be interviewed for this magazine, which is an incredibly good magazine. I don’t say that just because I’m in it. I’ve actually been a reader for years because my...

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