Category Archives: breast cancer awareness month

It’s Not a Pink Ribbon!

It’s October. For months now I’ve been receiving emails alerting me to another “exciting, important event for breast cancer awareness,” which are so often just self-serving promotions, insensitive, or insulting. I’ve ignored them all. I have my own plan for … Continue reading

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Post-October Awareness (and a little kick in the ass)

October is over, we’re on to November. No more pink, onto lungs (yes, it’s lung cancer awareness month). Except I’m not done with breast cancer awareness. I spent yesterday having breakfast and lots of coffee with a friend in Des … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Party

My email is flooded with emails from all sorts of groups wanting me to come to, support, or post their Breast Cancer Awareness event. Facebook and Twitter are awash in pink parties. “Come celebrate with us,” “it’s a party!” Lots … Continue reading

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Retying The Pink Ribbon

It’s here. There’s no denying it. Pink. Like a river swollen beyond it’s banks, it’s flooding the land. There is much written and discussed within the breast cancer community about the commercialization, sexualization, profiteering, forced positivity, denial of reality, party … Continue reading

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It Begins….

I just got my first Facebook messages about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It used to just be confined to the month of October, but maybe breast cancer awareness needs more room. Or maybe the month of October has been trademarked. … Continue reading

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Half Of Women Don’t Get Mammograms – When Is Yours?

I had my annual mammogram earlier this month – when is yours? A study presented last week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium found that only 50% of women 40 and older got annual mammograms. The study looked at … Continue reading

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Paint It Pink for the Men, Too!

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yes, there is a reason for the non-stop pepto-bismal-pink. And almost all the pinked press releases talk about women: donate, run, walk for your mother, sister, daughter. But … Continue reading

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NAPA Auto Parts, NASCAR, and Breast Cancer

One of the more interesting tributes to Breast Cancer Awareness this year is coming from NAPA Auto Parts and NASCAR – not normally who you think of when you think of breast health. This year, NAPA Auto Parts and NASCAR … Continue reading

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Fitness Magazine

It’s October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Fitness Magazine has devoted some of their to Oct. issue to the subject. There’s a profile of Kristin Guinan, who made the difficult choice to have a double mastectomy at age 27 because … Continue reading

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Exercise & Breast Cancer on Blog Talk Radio

Join me tomorrow, thurs. Oct. 29, at 12:30pm EST, as I talk with Irina Wardas on Blog Talk Radio. Irina counsels women on holistic health and nutrition at www.NaturalCounselor.com. To round out Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll be talking about … Continue reading

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