Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who joined in to be part of this Pink Post and support the fight against breast cancer. I will be donating $10 on behalf of each of you to the CAROL ANN READ BREAST CENTER, a place near and dear to my heart. I've had a lump for 10+ years and because I discovered it when I was so young it was always assumed that it was benign. Well 3 years ago, while I was in grad school and under-insured the lovely folks at this center held my hand, hugged me, checked in on me, did a biopsy on the lump and gave me a mammogram all for FREE! I am so grateful that everything was/is benign and so grateful that a place exists that a woman with little to no insurance can go and know that she will be taken care of. Now that I have insurance and a full time job, $100 is the least I can do to help the next under-insured lady who walks through those doors.  

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer?
Did you know African American women are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease before age 40 than other races?
Did you know most women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease?
Did you know around 40% of lumps are discovered with self exams? (I found mine!)
Did you know 80% of biopsied breast lumps are benign? (I'm part of this 80%!)
Did you know extra pounds increases your risk of breast cancer and decreases your chances of survival?
Did you know 2,000+ men will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year?
Did you know breast cancer is not a death sentence?

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This post is dedicated to my Aunt Linda. May 20, 1956-October 20, 2014. May she rest in perfect peace. 


  1. Great post - way to represent! :)

  2. I don't have enough words to describe this beautiful and informative post. However, I would like to encourage every woman to PLEASE do your monthly self exam.

  3. The pink sky is phenomenal!

  4. This is so awesome. Thanks so much for giving back and thanks for this feature/pink moment.
    I'm glad I was part of it and all for a good cause.

  5. Omg! you are such an inspiration , i'm so glad to read your story ,and honestly i didn't know that breast cancer wasn't only related to family history , Thank you so much for sharing this , so glad i came by you blog. You have lovely pictures here.


  6. I came by again to check the feature and actually just saw the bit about your aunt passing away. God would comfort and give you guidance at this sensitive time. May her soul rest in peace.

  7. Thanks for the DID YOU KNOW. Some things I knew and some I did not know --but now I know.

  8. amazinggggg love this post!!!


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