I Wear Pink For ?

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Pink Glove Dance Competition: El Camino Hospital

Watch the Pink Glove Dance Make your Pinky Promise to have your Mammogram this year. No matter where you live, make the Promise through this link and be entered to win an iPod shuffle!Follow me on Twitter@NurseBarbDehn....more

Beyond the Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness is in the Details

It's pink ribbon time again. That time of year when we're bombarded with all things pink to bring attention to breast cancer, it's causes, treatment, and funding for research.There's a lot of talk about "boobies" and "ta-tas," but there's a whole lot more to it than saving breasts -- it's about saving lives....more

Cancer Snobbery

I want to share with you part of a conversation I have quite regularly. It usually begins when someone says to me, "Did you hear, such-and-such has cancer. Isn't it terrible?" and I might say something like,"I heard. Did you know I had cancer?" "Oh really? When was that?" "In July 2003." "Oh my God. Are you all right now?" "Yes, thanks, I am." "Did you have treatment?" "Chemotherapy and radiotherapy." "Wow, and you have how many children?" "Four." "Oh, that's awful. I can't believe it." And then, the inevitable. "And which breast was it in? Did you have to have a mastectomy?...more
I love this article. First of all, hugs to you for all you have overcome and dealt with. ...more

Has Pink Ribbon Paraphernalia Gone Too Far?

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and nothing says...more

Are You Aware of Breast Cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you do not know this already, you soon will, as marketers will inundate the shelves, airwaves, and pages with items you can buy to raise awareness for breast cancer. You will be made to feel like you are doing something very important by buying anything in a pink package. You are saving women by making them aware of breast cancer! Never mind that some of these very same products contain chemicals that are linked to causing cancer. Never mind that many of these companies give very little to breast cancer organizations. ...more
You have some really valid points and I agree with a lot of what you said. As the mother of 2 ...more

Color Me PINK...So I Can "FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!!!"

Cancer does not respect age, ethnicity, religion or sex.  I came face to face with this truth while taking my father-in-law to M.D....more

In the Name of Cancer

On a Saturday morning in early October Josie and I were headed to a birthday party when we arrived to find the main road into the park blocked by a stage, tables and an abundance of balloons. There was no easy way to get to the playground, dog park, soccer fields or the Gymboree where the party was being held. I took a few turns trying to figure out how to get there and so did everyone else who wanted to use the park that fine Saturday morning.  ...more

Breast Cancer Awareness Month hits Close to Home

Thinking Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness October is a particularly tumultuous month for my family....more

I Love Boobies!

 When we noticed the 5th grade boys at our sons’ elementary school sporting “I Love Boobies!” bracelets, our reaction was less than favorable. In fact, we thought, “How inappropriate!” Two days later I was driving my 10-year old to buy one in every color....more