by Susana Polo | 5:00 pm, May 14th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
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by Susana Polo | 5:00 pm, May 14th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:33 pm, May 14th, 2013
Angelina Jolie has never been one to sit back and let the world happen around her, so we probably shouldn’t have been surprised when news broke of the actress undergoing a double mastectomy as a preemptive move again breast cancer. That’s just how she rolls.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:17 pm, February 1st, 2013
We previously told you about the campaign launched by Allana Maiden asking Victoria’s Secret to make “survivor bras” to “help breast cancer survivors feel beautiful.” Maiden is close to the concerns of those with breast cancer, her mother Debbie Barrett is 21 years cancer free, and hoped a Change.org petition would help urge the company to participate. Yesterday, Allana and her mother delivered the petition to the company’s office in New York City and got really positive responses.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:20 pm, October 15th, 2012
As you may already know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lots of different companies and organizations have projects to raise money for various charities but a recent move by Etsy has raised some eyebrows. They sent out an email with the phrase “Show your love to the women in your life with Breast Cancer Awareness Month” but a blogger realized very few of the items listed actually supported a breast cancer charity.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:02 pm, September 22nd, 2012
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 11:47 am, July 25th, 2012
Looking back on high school, I’m often surprised that I graduated with even a modicum of science literacy — let’s just say that my projects usually seemed a bit rushed, which is to say they were entirely completed the night before the due date. But for the teens who competed in this year’s Google Science Fair, an annual competition that invites teenagers from around the world to digitally submit their science projects, I think it’s safe to say that science is a blessing and an opportunity, and not a curse. Among this year’s amazing contestants, grand prize winner Brittany Wenger, a 17-year-old girl from Florida, seems to be stealing the show — and with her amazing project, a neural network that can diagnose breast cancer with 99.11% accuracy, can you really blame her?READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:07 pm, June 26th, 2012
This February, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation created new grant regulations that seemed to only count when Planned Parenthood was concerned, maintained against all evidence that their defunding of the low-cost health care provider that performs abortion services only 3% of the time and keeps its funds completely separate and transparent was not politically motivated, and then, when it got too hot in the kitchen, backpedaled and refunded the organization while maintaining absolutely no political connection to their actions. And from that point on, we knew it would be a while before we could give Komen the time of day again, and until then they’d need to make some serious no downside, no catch efforts of charity and good work to get there. See, we thought they’d appeal to the mainstream adult in us, the one that does taxes, watches the news, and tries to make ethical purchases.
What we didn’t expect was for them to appeal to the lady geek in us, with a comprehensive and non-superficial campaign of variant covers and inside advertisements in Marvel comics, as if they were basically coming out and saying: we think comic books are a good marketing space for lady issues. We’re not saying they’ve succeeded. We’re just saying: we don’t how to feel about it.READ MORE
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 11:04 am, June 22nd, 2012
When Jodi Jaecks, a breast cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy, decided she would try swimming in order to achieve the level of physical fitness she had before she started chemo, she ran into a bit of a problem — there weren’t any swimsuits that fit her comfortably. Not one to be deterred, she ditched the idea of finding a comfortable suit and decided to swim topless instead.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:34 pm, June 16th, 2012
by Jamie Frevele | 9:31 am, May 2nd, 2012
When the wife of illustrator Ronald Searle was presented with a dire breast cancer diagnosis back in 1969, he wanted to do whatever he could to help her keep her spirits up while she underwent aggressive chemotherapy. As intimidating as chemotherapy is today, when Monica Searle was facing it, it was still a very experimental treatment, and to pursue it took a huge leap of faith. So, to ease her mind and take her mind off the riskiness, Ronald Searle created Les Tres Riches Heures de Mrs. Mole, or The Very Rich Hours of Mrs. Mole. After every session, the husband drew a new picture for his wife, “to cheer every dreaded chemotherapy session and evoke the blissful future ahead.” See more of them after the jump, but only if you really want your heart warmed.READ MORE