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Breast Cancer Awareness

In Memoriam et Gloriam: Katherine Russell Rich

Michael Solomon | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Solomon

I think people have this idea that cancer calls for a type of unattainable, comic-book fearlessness -- the ultimate cognitive dissonance, if you will -- whereas people who are flawed and anti-heroic and who embrace their fears prove to be the most courageous and inspirational of all.

ReThink Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Jonathan Kim

This film urges us to look hard at what charities like Komen are really saying about breast cancer, those who have it and the companies trying to "pinkwash" themselves, insulating themselves from criticism.

Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Differences In Cancer Among Races, Possible New Therapies Explained

Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices

In the fight against one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer for black women -- triple-negative breast cancer -- researchers at the North Shore-LI...

Women Leaders of the Middle East: Thousands Rally in Saudi Arabia to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact
Rahilla Zafar

Breast cancer activism in Saudi Arabia has helped spark a cultural revolution bringing thousands of women together to help raise awareness.

My Mother's Mother

Ali Sweeney | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Ali Sweeney

I may not know firsthand what my grandmother went through when she was diagnosed, but I know how her loss has affected my mother. I can only hope that my children, and their children, won't ever have to face the prospect of a life with cancer.

What My Mother Taught Me

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 07.05.2012 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

My mother died before I ever married, had children of my own, finished graduate school or launched my own career. But the lessons she taught me have been there every step of the way.

Pink Power

Myra J. Biblowit | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Myra J. Biblowit

Women are changing the world of philanthropic giving and my dear friend and colleague, Evelyn Lauder, led the way.

'Boobstagram' Site Shows Photos Of Boobs For Breast Cancer Awareness

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.14.2012 | Technology

Fresh on the heels of Facebook's 1 billion dollar purchase of the two-year-old photo-sharing service Instagram, it seems there's a new reason to pay a...

Dear Nancy: A Letter to the Sister of Susan G. Komen

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

If the recent past is any indication of Susan G. Komen's future, you must decide if your personal investment and that of your board members and executive team is more important than the success of the foundation.

The Rise and Fall of The Komen Empire

Nancy Davis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Nancy Davis

Is this Komen's fall from grace? Or is this the the beginning of the fall of the Komen Empire?

The Heartwarming Story Of A Man And His Tutu

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

You don't often see a man walking around a field of cows wearing a pink tutu. Needless to say, we were intrigued by Bob Carey and the shirtless photos...

The Best Insult I Ever Got

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.13.2012 | Women
Dori Hartley

One minute later, with the guy still on the phone, I no longer cared. Elvis had left the building.

Breast Cancer: A Women's Issue all Presidential Candidates Should Agree On

Fran Visco | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

We demand a commitment and a plan of action to end breast cancer. We demand leadership that will bring the world of public policy together to save lives.

Confused About Breast Cancer? I'm Not

Fran Visco | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Are we talking about the breast cancer issues that really matter?

It's Time to Re-Think Pink

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

The comfort of "pink" has softened the disease and given it a warm, fuzzy feel that any woman with breast cancer will tell you is just plain wrong.

Susan G. Komen: Shame on Me for Not Doing My Homework

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women
Nancy Wurtzel

Over time, Komen may find its footing and continue to prosper, or it will be permanently damaged by recent events. My feeling is that we've not heard the last of this issue, but time will tell.

Komen for the Cure Underestimated the Power of Women and Social Media

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

When an organization uses the lives of our friends and families as political fodder, we don't take kindly to that. And we know how to raise a ruckus.

Every Woman Should Have Access to Early Breast Health Education and Screenings

Amanda Crumley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Amanda Crumley

Advances in the diagnosis of breast cancer through ultrasound, mammography and breast MRI have helped reduce mortality rates by 25 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. But not for the poor.

What I Think About the Current Breast Cancer Debate

Fran Visco | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

I've been told it's impossible to end breast cancer. People said the same about curing polio or putting a man on the moon. But I'm hopeful.

Susan G. Komen Foundation Adopts New Cancer Screening Policy for Worthwhile Lives

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 04.03.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

"Those are the numbers we're looking for," Gladson continued, "and some day, thanks to the strides that Komen For The Cure has taken today towards providing breast cancer care for only the most desirable candidates, we'll get there."

On Planned Parenthood and Komen: What You Can Do

Cecile Richards | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

The news this week that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, after years of pressure from political groups, will end its support of lifesaving breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood health centers comes as a blow to women across America.


Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

An area that requires infinitely more study is the role of environmental agents in breast cancer -- that is, food additives, cosmetics, pollution or chemicals that we come in contact with every day.

Teen To Shoot Hoops In Honor Of Mom

Posted 01.13.2012 | Parents

Liam Viviano is taking to the basketball court to honor his mother. The 13-year-old New Hampshire boy is holding a fundraiser dubbed "Hoops for a C...

What Your Mammogram Won't Tell You

Loren Ridinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Ridinger

The madness started at the end of August when I discovered a lump in my breast. It wasn't the typical small lump that I have had before; this one was big, much bigger.

Worrisome and Suspicious: A Cancer Glossary

Marika Holmgren | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Marika Holmgren

I guess since we're members of a club we never wanted to join, we deserve to have our own secret language. Or maybe it's simply because there are literally no words in the dictionary to describe some of the unique experiences that come along with a cancer diagnosis in this modern age.