Category Archives: METAvivor

Shooting for the Moon

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden announced progress and commitments for the Cancer Moonshot (which had been announced as a priority by President Obama in the 2016 State of the Union address). There’s a lot to be excited about, and a … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Is Not Pink

Reluctantly, I am writing a version of the October pink post. I didn’t want to. I’m tired of talking about the stupid parade of pink crap that businesses pitch, using breast cancer as a way to generate business. I’m tired … 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

Posted in Above and Beyond Cancer, American Cancer Society, breast cancer awareness month, Bright Pink, Livestrong, metastatic breast cancer, METAvivor, personal responsibility, young survival coalition | 7 Comments