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 —
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 —
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 —
COME DO YOUR PART AND HELP!!
Added by Amy O'Neal on May 25, 2009 at 2:37pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
I am writing this with the permission of my beautiful sister, Amy.
Several months ago, Amy noticed some changes in her breast. But, she didn't think much of it. Like many women her breasts had always been a little lopsided, so when that increased, it wasn't that concerning to her. She felt some fullness ans soreness, but she had breast fed her son when he was a baby, and the feeling felt similar to when it was time for him to nurse. Her breast looked rashy and was a little itchy, but… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on October 1, 2008 at 4:42pm —
Thank you to all the people who sent well wishes and donations my way! I survived the Breast Cancer 3 Day this past weekend and it was amazing!
You can read all about it here: http://unexpectedart.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-survived-breast-cancer-3-day.html
Added by Angela Moore on August 25, 2008 at 10:36am —
For June/August profits of our Lavender Oatmeal Soap will be given to Cancer Research!!
Natural handmade soaps are our passion. We handcraft our natural soap from some of the most effective plants, scents and oils nature has created to make only the purest natural vegetable soaps, to be safe and gentle to your skin.…
Added by Handmade soap on August 14, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I lost a child already.
When I was 21, before I met Peter, I miscarried a baby that I hadn’t even known that I wanted until the moment the choice was taken away from me. My first instinct was to get rid of that baby, that I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t prepared. I spent days planning to make this inconvenience go away. Then the clarity came that I might never BE ready for a baby, but I had one now and I was going to do my best to be a mother. I told the father. I cried when I told my mom.… Continue
Added by Anissa Mayhew on August 5, 2008 at 1:19am —
A child died today.
A funny little boy with an abundance of freckles and a unique way of pronouncing his r’s. A boy with an infectious smile and a love of Poke’mon and video games. He was a son, brother, friend, loved by many, missed by all.
World, you have no idea what you’ve missed out on! No concept of what you’ve lost. He left behind unlived dreams, unfulfilled potential. He leaves the memory of laughter, a history of strength, and the legacy of a… Continue
Added by Anissa Mayhew on July 23, 2008 at 5:57pm —