National Cancer Suvivors Day

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day.  A day to celebrate those who have fought cancer, those who have lost their battle, those who have waged the war on this deadly disease and pretty much anyone who has been affected by it.  When you think about it in those terms, today is a day to be…

The Non-coincidental Coincidence

Life has a funny way of presenting coincidence.  There are some who say coincidence is just irony, I on the other hand beg to differ.  Coincidence in my mind is God's way of putting 'pieces' of life's complications together.   Tonight I attended a long time friends nuptials.   For someone who has never been married, the…

Cancer

Optimists have a way of finding good in everything.  Looking at life as though the glass is half full is a way of appreciating the small things and trying not to be overwhelmed by the bad.  There are times however, when the bad seems to overtake even an optimist.  Cancer sucks and I have spoken…

Breast Cancer is Just One Cancer

October is here and so is breast cancer awareness month.  Even the NFL has painted itself pink in tribute for breast cancer awareness.  I guess it is a good thing to have so much focus on this, however as a pediatric cancer advocate it makes me sad the same level of recognition or concern is…

The end of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The end of September is here and National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is almost over.  Another year passes and more kids are getting sick.  October brings Breast Cancer Awareness month and everything will be pink.  The NFL dedicates itself to it with pink hats, cleats and gloves.   The Empire State building will be flooded with pink lights…

My cause is childhood cancer, what’s yours?

I am crazy about a cause.  Unlike others who like to be involved and 'give back' because they feel it is the right thing to do, I have a personal stake in my cause.  In fact, I founded my cause eight years ago when my then 7-year-old inspired me.  My cause is childhood cancer and the Honeysuckle Foundation…

Wear our heart on your sleeve

I am constantly thinking of ways to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer.  Living with me is sometimes like living in a marketing 'think tank' as I am always looking for the novel idea that will take root and spread like wildfire across this country.  It may just be a pipe dream, but I…

Heroism

The tragedy in Arizona is all over the news. We have been inundated with media reporting any and all aspects of it and the heroism many exhibited during this time.  I am happy for these stories of courage, but I also feel we should remember those who are heroic each and everyday of their lives. …

Cancer Sucks!

I use to wear a button during my daughters illness that read 'Cancer Sucks!'.  It was a bright yellow button with red lettering about 2 inches across and it could have been a shining neon light for all the attention my little button got.  It showed me that no matter where I went, whether at…