Posts Tagged ‘Livestrong’

What’s Your Cancer and Religion Connection?

God talk is embedded in a lot of cancer conversations: “It is all a part of God’s plan.” “The universe is trying to tell me something.”  “God doesn’t give you something you cannot handle.” (Major puke on that one.) “I’ll say a prayer for you.”  These exchanges are so common...
October 28th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

How Smart Is Your Favorite Organization?

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Bigger isn’t always better.  More isn’t always better.  Louder, snazzier, cuter, more prolific isn’t always better.  But I think smarter IS always better. I was recently asked how I decide what organizations I donate to.  A few years back the head of the American Cancer Society blew me away. ...
October 20th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

How Do You Decide Where to Donate?

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I was recently asked how I decide what organizations to make donations to.  Here’s my answer: I try to remove my emotions from the equation and not focus on my cancer story. Instead I look for a bird’s eye view on the situation.  I act like a business person making good investment decisions. ...
October 15th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Are You Welcome in the Cancer Club?

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“Are you going to write in your book about the people who died?  It is so depressing,” a person in the publishing world asked while I was writing Everything Changes.  My answer: a polite version of “You better f***ing believe I am.” How could I write a book about cancer and exclude the people...
October 8th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Are You Welcome in the Cancer Club?

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“Are you going to write in your book about the people who died?  It is so depressing,” a person in the publishing world asked while I was writing Everything Changes.  My answer: a polite version of “You better f***ing believe I am.” How could I write a book about cancer and exclude the people...
October 8th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Using Sex to Sell Breast Cancer?

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If my sexual history came with a transcript, you could read that I am anything but a prude.  I like to look at a gorgeous pair of breasts just as much as the next straight, married woman.  (Why else does Dolce and Gabana create girl on girl ads for Vogue?) So in my interview with Newsweek on October...
October 2nd, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Review: Lance Armstrong Foundation

The Lance Armstrong Foundation, also known as LIVESTRONG, is dedicated to helping anyone affected by cancer.
August 17th, 2009 | Cancer Support, Cancer Websites | Read More

Patients for a Moment

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Patients for A Moment is a blog carnival by/for/about patients.  Every other week Duncan Cross, blogger extraordinare, solicits posts from patient bloggers.  He then features them all together in a singular post on his blog.  Now he is passing the torch.  Twice a month, a new blogger will host...
July 28th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Sangria-Flavored Book Signing

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I’ve been busy traveling the East Coast with book readings and parties, but have not had a public reading in my own town yet.  It’s about time I rectify that. i[2]y Chicago presents a stupid cancer book signing of EVERYTHING CHANGES: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and...
July 27th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Widening Your Cozy Cancer Community?

Being a freak in the dating world, wondering how long our futures will last, wresting with fertility, interrupting our work lives, our school lives.  Young adult cancer patients aren’t the only ones who get to lay claim to this nasty package of dilemmas. I get incredible emails from patients who have...
June 11th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More