I know I have a certain date to report back on but it hasn’t happened yet. What has arrived is October and everything pink. I will be re-blogging posts this month that I think are important to pass on. I can not stand this month with all of its cheering and celebration of pinkness. It is as though survivorship depends on a positive attitude alone and if we do not smile bright enough, we die. The pink ribbon is often used like a sage stick to wave about in the hope that it will keep breast cancer away. We need to invest in research and there are organizations that do that.
The first blog I’m highlighting is written by Carolyn Frayn over at Art Of Breast Cancer. In her most recent post she describes Fifty Shades of Pink here . She describes her piece as a rant but I think it’s more of a call to awaken to a more realistic view of Breast Cancer. Metastatic Breast Cancer is a possibility in all of our futures and it is an actuality for 30% of those newly diagnosed. Carolyn is an amazing photographer as well as writer. Visit her blog and read her story.
Carolyn references METAvivor – The METAvivor Research Program was established in 2009 with the singular goal of funding research to end death from metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Please visit metavivor.org