Sunday, January 17, 2010

good luck tasha!

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 "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!


  1. Aww, sniffle, you are the best, Miss Motya. Love you too! Muah!!

  2. Fab post! Thanks for the info and the link.

  3. Great words, and I totally agree about the often misguided fundraisers out there. I particularly hate it when they make things like pink cupcakes or pink M&M's to support breast cancer research. Um, wouldn't that message be more appropriate on - say - some blueberries, or something else healthy?!

    Anyhoo. Good luck to your friend, and I continue to look forward to your positve updates.

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