Allie was diagnosed at 28 years old and despite her minimal family history found out she carries the BRCA1 gene mutation. Leslie was diagnosed at 23 years old, a month before graduating from college. They both went through aggressive treatment (chemotherapy, surgery, r...

October 6, 2018

I am partnering with this female-founded company that wants you to feel your boobs! We're doing a giveaway...five girls will win a BoobiButter starter kit that shows you how to feel your boobs.

June 26, 2018

When your mom receives a cancer diagnosis, it can definitely put things into perspective. I know it did for me. Maybe there’s a change you need to make in your own life. It doesn’t have to be drastic right off the bat. What is one small thing you can do this week that...

January 7, 2018

But with her circumstance we can’t pray for remission…so I am going to pray for stability. Life doesn’t always have to be a big exciting leap and jump and improvement. It can be stable. And I appreciate that now that more then ever. So if your life isn’t exactly expect...

September 29, 2017

"The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal healthy care a reality.” -Ju...

October 17, 2016

My mom is a 20-year breast cancer survivor. This past year, she had complications with her original implants, so she's had a series of surgeries to try and get everything situated.  She'll have her (fingers crossed!) final reconstruction surgery in November.

October 10, 2016

Dear friends and colleagues,

A few days ago in my favorite coffee shop on Melrose, I sit outdoors sending e-mails. As I’m typing away, I see a family walk up to the coffee bar. A woman in her 30s with a toddler on her hip walks into the shop. In one hand, she holds a se...

October 8, 2016

So. You’ve just found out that your mom or dad is sick. Now what? When my mom told me that her cancer had come back, I instantly burst into tears. The next day I was really frustrated to the point of rage. And the day after that, I just felt confused and alone. So, wit...

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