I am doing this on Sunday…
PS – Proceeds to Rethink Breast Cancer. My story.
Every so often I stumble upon something wonderful… this weekend it was Invoke’s digital media campaign for Fuck Cancer.
They are on a mission to turn September into F-Tember. Their goal is to create awareness surrounding early detection of cancer. How have they implemented it? A strategic Facebook campaign coupled with clever, catchy promotional lines. For more details on the campaign, click here.
So what do you need to do?
It’s that easy.
And if you are cool like me… [and actually follow through with my challenge ;)] you will get this thank you:
HIGH FIVE! :)
On the Fuck Cancer website, they mention that people don’t talk about cancer until they have it. That super hit home for me and couldn’t be more true. Be need to be proactive with health, disease and conditions that could ultimately affect our lives and the lives of those we love.
A bit more about Fuck Cancer:
“Fuck Cancer is a movement that activates Generation Y to engage with their parents about early detection of cancer. Over 90% of cancers of curable if caught in stage one- why the Fuck don’t more people know this? We’re creating a generation of early detection ambassadors who, by learning about what to do to stay healthy, what to watch out for, and what questions to ask, are taking control of their own health and the health of their parents.“
Peace and love. Happy F-Tember. ❤
Awhile ago I received an email from WordPress indicating 2010 blog successes and statistics. I switched from Blogspot to WordPress in early 2010, primarily for a need to measure stats, and was pleasantly surprised to get the email.
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
This blog was viewed 10,191 times in 2010. That’s absolutely crazy. I have never thought of my blog as something that people read. I write because I enjoy it. I don’t write for other people, I write for me.
In 2010, there were 113 new posts! There were 227 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 151mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was October 1st with 307 views. The most popular post that day was a voice. This post touches my heart the most and I’m proud to say it still gets about 50 views a day.
The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, facebook.com, hootsuite.com, Google Reader, and marleylynng.blogspot.com. Love to little Miss Marley.
I have been at a blogging standstill for awhile. In late 2010, I promised myself that I would launch two new websites in 2011 – one business/HR related and the other, a more formal personal blog. In January I was connected with a top notch IT guy and he outlined the steps to website success. I know exactly what needs to be done, and have a pretty good idea of how to get there. Coming home from Belize and being sick with these creatures (parasites from brushing my teeth with the water – yum!) has given me an excuse to put website design & development on the back burner.
Well no longer. Stay tuned for new site launches this Spring.
Thank you for making my 2010 amazing. With all my heart, XO.
The event couldn’t have been more of a success.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported every ounce of the night – drinks and food galore, with a lot of education, and a touch of emotion summed up the night. Tasha Westerman, a two time breast cancer survivor and avid Rethink volunteer came to speak a the event – all I can say is that she’s an inspirational woman. A funny, thoughtful, and sincere mother, friend, and colleague.
As my thank you for Tasha coming to speak, I bought 5 copies of her husband’s book, “Stop, Drop, and Smile.“ Those 5 copies will be donated to 5 people currently battling cancer and all that comes with the diagnosis. One copy is for my girlfriends mom, who has been battling breast cancer. Another is for a coworkers friend, who has had breast cancer this summer. The third book is going to a Twitter friend’s mom who has been a huge supporter of this event. I offered 2 copies to the audience, if they knew of someone who would truly benefit from the work. I have been approached by one attendee who wants to give a copy to their best friend struggling with cancer. I have one copy left. If you know of anyone who would thoroughly relish in every word Ryan wrote, please pass on their name. If the one book remains unclaimed, it will be donated to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
Tasha’s blog can be found here: http://tashaengel.blogspot.com/
Ryan’s blog can be found here: http://ryanwesterman.blogspot.com/
I want to extend the following extra-special thank you’s for making Pretty in Pink happen:
Thank you to all those who attended the event:
Amanda C., Ahmed, Andrew M., Andrew T., Ashley, Bethany, Brittaney, Bryce, Caitlin, Candace, Charlene, Chris & guest, Crystal, Curtis, Dominic, Erik, Felicity, Fran, Geoff, Gurpreet, Jason P., Jenn De., Jenn Du., Jessica, Jody, Joe, Joel, Josephine, Kait, Kat, Kim K., Katie, Kevin, Kristin, Larissa & guest, Leo, Lily, Lindsay, Lisa, Mandy, Mason, Melanie, Micheline, Neil, Nicole M., Nicole S., Rachel, Regan, Rick, Scott, Simon, Tasha F., Trina, Troy, Shelby, Sue, and Zak.
And thank you for the additional donations:
Amanda M., Dawn, Derek, Jason O., Kim M., Kymme, Mark, and Zak.
If you are still interested in donating, please visit my secure site through Rethink Breast Cancer: https://secure.reachout4rethink.org/ParticipantPage-102-17.aspx?L=2&CCID=17&PID=1125&GC=GTv2
To view photos from the event, please visit Tremaine’s website.
As discussed at the event, Rethink Breast Cancer is holding their annual Rethink Romp in Calgary on November 4th. The theme of this years event is SUPERHEROES! It is always a fantastic night out on the town, for more information visit http://www.rethinkromp.com.
From the bottom of my heart – thank you. XO
PS – Thank you to Jennifer Dunwoody who recently blogged about the event and Rethink Breast Cancer.