Outlived, Outraged, Outspoken: One Woman's Mission To Save Her FamilyI met Christine Benjamin in October on an Amazon Heart Thunder Ride. She is the first woman in her family to survive premenopausal cancer in 70 years. Some of the members in Christine's family carry the BRCA gene, the gene linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Christine is on a mission to save the next generation of her family with education and genetic testing.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
October, the month of all months. The month when the media turns up to ask, "What do you think about breast cancer?" My standard response has always been, "What can we do?"
It is a much better question don’t you think?
I was pleased when The Breast Cancer Fund asked me to launch their Take Action campaign for October.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Can I tell you a story about my friend Marcia?
Okay, many of you know I have been an advocate for women with cancer for some 12-odd years now. And yes I suppose the right word is odd. The list is long and varied, some activities have been a bit scholarly, others a physical challenge, some requiring civic skills, but the most fun by far has been Amazon Heart Thunder. A few blog entries down, Kathy La Tour and CURE Magazine does a great job explaining just exactly what Amazon Heart Thunder is, but here's my version, short hand: Harley Davidson provides breast cancer survivors with brand new bikes to spend 10 days or so tripping down the coast of California or Australia relaying our stories and inspiring simply by being "bodies of evidence" of survival.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So what's up with Wild Mercy anyway? I went to hear one of my favorite Authors, Terry Tempest Williams, speak about her new book, Finding Beauty In a Broken World.