My dear friend and godmother to Waffle Girl, Tasha the Triathlon Goddess, is going in for surgery tomorrow morning. Tasha was treated for breast cancer over a year ago. Now she's getting breast reconstruction plus a little upgrade, a.k.a. her long awaited "Rackotomy."
If you ever get the urge to read a blog about something other than infertility (huh?!), feel free to check out Tasha's blog. You could even convert a smidgen of your IF "babydust" to "boobydust," then send it her way for a speedy recovery and continued fight against The Cancer.
Like many cancer survivors, Tasha bristles every time she sees another tacky pink ribbon-adorned product. Even worse are fundraising events with ridiculous names like the A.von Walk for Breast Cancer (wait.. aren't we *against* cancer?!). As annoying as these things are, the underlying problem is that money is being raised to do more and more awareness programs when the public is already in a state of awareness overload. And where's the cure already?
So the next time you get the urge to buy a Snugg.ie "For the Cure".. yes, there is such a thing and, no, I won't give you the link.. consider donating to an organization that puts most of its money toward medical research. Here's a link to an article "Where the Money Goes: A Breast Cancer Donation Guide" that helps sort out which groups have awareness (a.k.a. more pink ribbons) as a primary missions versus those that put all of their program dollars toward finding a cure.
Tasha - I wish you a smooth recovery and many happy years to show off the new rack. I love you!
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