Taking Back October

Taking back October

My friends are dying, and it’s not for lack of awareness. We don’t need more awareness. What we need is a cure.

Dear Gem – Month 30

The weather turned since the last time I wrote one of these letters to you. In just a couple months we went from temperatures in the 80s to frosty mornings and piles of multicolored leaves on the ground. You’ve changed so much, grown up so much, in that little bit of time. You notice the …

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get hitched give hope

Get Hitched Give Hope

What happens when you take a few good friends Add some bedazzled furnishings A little finery, and a little wine And a few cameras? Well, for starters, you end up with some fun pictures… .                      But more importantly, this event raised money for some pretty …

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Nicole Taylor - Young Survival Coalition

In Living Pink 2011 – Young Survival Coalition

It sounds cliche to say that women who have faced down a life-threatening diagnosis really know how to embrace life. It is cliche. It’s not even always true. But my girls? My friends? They know how to party.   Friday night we celebrated and raised money for the Young Survival Coalition with our annual silent …

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chemo bald - Judy Schwartz Haley

It isn’t easy being pink

It’s that time of year when the world is washed in pink, and people prance around in their favorite tongue-in-cheek, boob-aware apparel. But how much awareness does all this bring to the realities of breast cancer, and how much does this just turn our attention to boobs? Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against …

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