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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Today begins a month of rememberance and tribute and committment to change and cures. I am also in the midst of the last two weeks of my last class of my degree program, so I will start off by re-posting my thoughts from a year ago. Thanks for reading and remember to wear your gold ribbon! Sadly we have lost several of the children I was referring to in this post and many more have joined the ranks… Cancer just keeps coming….



Bear with me on this one … I have run out of Kleenex and… Continue

Added by Kathy on September 1, 2009 at 10:10pm — No Comments

September is coming! Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

For those that have been hanging with me for awhile, you know what happens in September. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Just as we have all come to know October as Pink Breast Cancer Month (still very important!!!), I would like you to think of September as Gold Kid’s Cancer Month! This year September 12th has been recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. I am telling you now so… Continue

Added by Kathy on August 18, 2009 at 1:31am — No Comments

Using a Small List to Simplify

Simplifying your life can be very overwhelming. Kind of ironic that while making an effort to simplify you may be overwhelmed. You can’t simplify your life overnight. You can’t do it all at once. You must take small steps and work toward a goal. What is that goal? How do I know if I live a “simple” life you ask? I would venture to say that all of us (myself included) could simplify our lives. My idea of living a more simple life may be different from yours which is what makes us individuals.… Continue

Added by Catherine Bernard on August 12, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Please help.. Family In Need: Mom of 7 Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

I like to believe that at Mom Fuse are all about helping moms, usually we post topics and articles on different parenting related issues but this post is more special and dear to me than any post I’ve ever done.



Recently a good friend of ours was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and their family is in desperate need of some financial assistance. She was employed as a nurse and brought in most of the money but she’s recently had to quit her job because of the cancer. Now that… Continue

Added by Jessica @ Mom Fuse on July 21, 2009 at 12:27am — No Comments

Boy's Breast Cancer Awareness Tee's

I'm so proud of these new tee's, that I'm hoping you all will help spread the word. I teamed up with "Just Be" to create unique, boyish breast cancer awareness t-shirts that boys will wear with pride.

Here's the full blog post http://onestopboyshop.com/blog/?p=2084



This is what they look like, please help me spread the word! A portion of each sale of these tee's will go to the Susan G. Koman… Continue

Added by Nancy on July 1, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Skin Cancer like beauty, is more than skin deep

In honor of the first day of Summer, which was yesterday, Welcome to my Public Service Announcement today. For those that have known me awhile, and even if you don’t, you know my disdain for cancer. It isn’t just because I lost my dad and my daughter has been fighting it most of her life, though that is more than enough reason for sure! Some of my older friends here know that I lost my first husband, Rob, to melanoma. It was first spotted on the top of his head by the woman that cut his hair.… Continue

Added by Kathy on June 22, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

the Love of Motherhood

Like all mothers out there, I love all my children the same, but differently. The amount of love I have for each of them is immeasurable, but the things I love about them and the experiences I have with each of them are quite different.



I love my first born in a special way, because he is just that … my first born. Together we have experienced so many firsts that have been indelibley etched in my brain and on my heart. God willing, we will have many more before my journey is through.… Continue

Added by Kathy on June 16, 2009 at 3:38am — No Comments

Be My Bra- Breast Cancer Petition

Friends, We have the opportunity to help get a bill passed which will allow women to receive the proper treatment and recovery time necessary after a mastectomy. Here



There’s a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It’s about eliminating the ‘drive-through’ Mastectomy where women are forced to go home just a… Continue

Added by Amee Cantagallo on May 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

HELP EZRA (blog love bracelets)

http://swagstudio.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-love-ezra.html
COME DO YOUR PART AND HELP!!

Added by Amy O'Neal on May 25, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Manic Mother's 2 year old has leukemia--request for help

Many of you know my daughters blog, Manic Mother (www.manicmother.com). I'm her proud father.



If you have visited her blog in the past few days you will notice that her 2 year old son Ezra was just diagnosed with ALL (acute lympoblastic leukemia). Needless to say their lives have been turned upside down. Beth is currently at the hospital most of the time as they start the chemo therapy. So is too busy to send out much in the way of communications.



She asked me, as her… Continue

Added by Kevin McGrew on May 23, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Enter to win one of two amazing vacations!

For the past week some friends and myself have been throwing an amazing blog party to raise money for pediatric cancer. The Tuesday Blog Party was a huge hit and we have raised close to $3000. Now today a dear friend of Jess's (Tuesday's mom) put in a two new giveaways that will be going until Saturday the 16th. If you donate $30 to the Tuesday Fionna Whitt Memorial Fund (instructions to follow) you can enter for a chance at a 2 week long vacation in… Continue

Added by Brandi Best on May 12, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments

I'm Excited ... Again!

My company is approaching a mile stone and taking it the next level. I have been preparing for the Business Launch Social. It will be a great event and will support a local Cancer Survival Group - Sisters Supporting Sisters (an affiliate of Sisters Network, Inc.)



Marketing and PR plays an important role in developing and growing a brand name for your endeavors.… Continue

Added by Ann Tillage on February 28, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Pay It Forward Mondays!

As I'm organizing my office, scheduling the week and I am packaging a donation to an event (child's size satin head wrap for cancer patients) ... it hit me. I received a twitter this morning to help donate to a cancer event. This is a part of my new business plan, but I would like to challenge every one to give of themselves every Monday. It can be a charitable donation to your favorite charity, a phone call to a long lost friend, someone who lost their job, or time at your place of… Continue

Added by Ann Tillage on February 9, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Not to save her, but to show her:

Last night I was playing in a game chat room at dotblue.com , I was playing my fav. Game … snake… I seen on the chat that someone loved emos and instead of hippies… I said that emos suck if they cut themselves… I said I wished my lawn was an emo so it would cut itself… lol… anyways getting off topic…



The person responded back, saying “are you saying I suck?”

I said: “only if you cut your self. There is no real reason to do such a thing”

She said: “My mother is dying from… Continue

Added by Sarah McLean on January 14, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

Sharmooz Satin Head Wraps

Don't Rock That Baby! 46 Steps to Survive the First Year of Motherhood. This is the must-take-home-gift when leaving the hospital with your bundle of joy. Perfect for Baby Showers or for the veteran mom needing a few extra tips.



My main site is Sharmooz Luxuries. My patent pending Baby Sharmooz Satin Headrest launched my… Continue

Added by Ann Tillage on November 11, 2008 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Cancer Awareness

Just a reminder as October is nearing an end. This is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Remember to do your self exam, schedule your mammogram and make an appointment for your clinical exam (Dr. exam).



This month, my blog http://www.azmomofmanyhats.blogspot.com has been dedicated to cancer awareness. I have shared my sister's cancer story - her battle with IBC, How you can go PINK, Cancer Hope, and Cancer Blessings. I shared information about IBC and posted resource links for… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 25, 2008 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Cancer Blessings

Cancer Blessings.....



At first glance, these two words don't fit together. They appear to be an oxymoron. How can cancer, something so horrible and devastating, be paired with such a lovely word as blessing? How can a word that brings on the feeling of mire and darkness sit next to a word of hope and light?



I would say that they do fit together. I know my sister Amy would.



Amy and I have been in almost daily contact since her diagnosis. Many of the days have… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 21, 2008 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Breast Cancer Hope

Although this is written mostly from my perspective, I write this entry with the permission of my beautiful sister Amy who is a true warrior and survivor.



I remember the day last February that my sister called me.



I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the community college where I was taking classes. My phone range, and on the other end of the line was my sister, barely able to speak. She was in tears after leaving her general practitioner's office and on her way… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 19, 2008 at 11:04pm — No Comments

GET YOUR PINK ON!

Pink is the new black....well at least in the month of October. In stores, newspaper advertisements and magazine articles you will see this color permeating our consumer landscape. Will you cave to societal or peer pressure and jump on the new color trend? Will you outfit yourself or your home with this rosy hue? Are you willing to go pink and support breast cancer research?



If so, read on....



Now I don't advocate going out and spending money just for the sake of spending… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 13, 2008 at 12:08am — No Comments

Go Pink!

If you have been anywhere this month, you have probably seen the barrage of pink everything, everywhere. The sudden invasion of the oh, so happy, oh so rosy, oh so PINK is a result of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month.



Retailers are participating in cause related marketing - the cause being breast cancer awareness. According to *foundationcenter.org, cause related marketing is when a profitable company partners with a non-profit organization to promote their… Continue

Added by Angie Mozilo on October 7, 2008 at 12:09am — 1 Comment

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