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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Survivor’s Guilt

“Isn’t she supposed to be dead by now?” I fear those words may be whispered behind my back as I go out in public. It’s true. I couldn't blame the whisperers. I was supposed to be dead. I thought I would be by now too. So why am I not...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Snippets Before the Holiday – Life with Cancer

Have you liked my facebook page?  I've been posting little snippets of my life with cancer there, and here is what you have missed: November 24, 2014 - Cleaning for Thanksgiving Why did I spend hours today cleaning my closet when I have guests co...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Thanksgiving Cancer Style

I used to be a foodie.  I cooked "gourmet" as it was called then.  Fresh everything, from scratch.  I  grew my own herbs, shopped farmers markets, had boxes from local farmers delivered to my house weekly with unknown goodies in them.  I was the first to find a weird and unknown vegetable and figure...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Glioma…

Michael Davis' tumor I considered blogging about Brittany Maynard and her compelling right to die story, but I could not bring myself to do it.  I believe that this is each person's decision, and I really have no business weighing in.  We all kno...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Whew…..We Survived Pink October. On to November!

My goal for pink October was one long post, detailing how egregious the marketing has become.  I have had several people say that seeing it laid out that way opened their eyes.  I do realize it was difficult to read and I apologize, but I do think it...

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Stolen Quilt was Part of Auction for Breast Cancer Charity

Oct 8, 2014
Stolen Quilt was Part of Auction for Breast Cancer Charity

SACRAMENTO- Nearly donated 500 quilts brighten the halls of Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento. Jeanne Powell, the Sutter Breast Cancer Auction Chair says the mending isn’t just in the material. She’s seen a change in the patients. “It gives them hope and courage I think,” Powell said. The quilts will be auctioned off this...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Ann’s October Hall of Shame, 2014 Version

Here is where I will be putting all the PR letters and requests I get to promote pink items, as well as the charities that they partner with.  You can make up your own mind what you think about these letters.  This page will be continuously updated. ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
YourCareMoments Endorsed

As we all know, cancer is expensive.  Even if you are able to stay in your job, which I was not lucky enough to do, or if you have great insurance, as I fortunately do, there are unexpected expenses that come along with having cancer.  From presc...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Putting the "What’s Under Our Shirt" Campaign to Rest

 I received this latter from AirXpanders CEO Scott Dodson today, Dear Ms. Silberman,On behalf of AirXpanders I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive outreach that you received last week on behalf of our company.  This language was ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
BRA Day, Update

(Excuse errors and typos, I am having technical issues but I wanted to get the gist of this online)I received an email from Ms. Hollister Hovey of the PR firm that sent out that crass and insensitive letter.  She asked for my phone number so she could...

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