Category Archives: Breast Cancer Advocacy

Love/Hate Pinktober

Oh how I have a love/hate relationship with October and the color pink. Most survivor sisters I know will tell you they hate October and they hate the color pink. I try keep a different mindset. Do I hate that … Continue reading

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Before and After

When reading recently about the three amazing young women who have been chosen as Amoena’s Ambassadors, I was particularly moved by the news they will each receive a make-over as part of the experience. After the ordeals of dealing with … Continue reading

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Charities we love: Jenn and Liv (again), and The BC Relief Foundation

In the next issue of Amoena Life magazine, coming to your mailbox in a few weeks, you’ll read about Jenn Gibbons, an inspirational athlete who’s going the distance for breast cancer awareness and support. I mentioned her earlier this year, but … Continue reading

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Buy a Valletta, Donate to Cancer Schmancer

Television and movie star Fran Drescher was unforgettable in her most famous role as “The Nanny.” …Want to know something funny? She was told early in her career that she’d never make it in “the biz” unless she lost her thick … Continue reading

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Charities we love: Row4ROW and Girls Love Mail

The world is just full of wonderful grassroots organizations, especially the ones that educate, fund and support breast cancer patients and survivors. When an individual is inspired to start an organization like this… I just stand in awe. It’s a lot … Continue reading

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What’s So Different About Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)?

We’re glad to welcome back Ginny Mason, BSN, RN, Executive Director of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation (ibcRF), for an informative guest post, the second in her 3-part series, about IBC diagnosis and treatment. A few months ago I shared … Continue reading

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We Are Amoena

Just for fun, we made a little video about who Amoena USA really is, and the many ways we relate to and support the breast cancer community. Hope you’ll like it.   [Transcript: “Hello, come on in, welcome to Amoena!” … Continue reading

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In Spite — or Because — Of Pink?

No doubt you’re aware — since this is the month of awareness, after all — that all kinds of arguments exist against capital-P Pink and its annual bedfellow, October. The arguments swirl, especially with assistance from today’s social media. Earlier this month, Twitter’s trends and … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Breast Cancer Genes: Real or Science Fiction?

This is one of those things that make you go, “Hmmm…” Last January, I was reading Utne Reader magazine when I came across the article, “Humanoid Rights.” It was about how the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was studying science fiction … Continue reading

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Do We Have to be PC When it Comes to BC?

I read a piece recently where a woman was talking about how insensitive an ad for reconstruction was because it alluded to making the woman whole again by building her a new breast. Every woman I’ve talked to, whether she’s had breast cancer … Continue reading

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