Breast Cancer Awareness & The Pink Glove Dance

It’s the end of 2009 folks.  And some team of crack pot scientists put together by the health insurance companies governmental fact finding team came out and said that women don’t need mammograms until their 50′s?  Are you freaking insane kidding me?  And then a separate group of idiots team decided that sexually active young women don’t need pap smears either, and some of us don’t need to get them every year anymore.

In a time when we have the ability to detect not only breast and cervical cancer early but cure it at an incredible rate, the idiots the insurance companies are trying to tell us not to get tested in order to save our own lives?  Well you know what I have for you?  How about a big ol’ SCREW YOU NO THANK YOU.  I will continue to get my tests and make sure all of my loved ones do the same.

As someone who knows way way too many women who have both survived and battled and beat cancer, and some who have succumbed to the devastating disease, I am using this last day of the decade as a call to action to remind us we must stand up and fight cancer, all cancer, and find a cure by the end of this next decade.

memoirs from mommyville mas memoirs holidays    Breast Cancer Awareness & The Pink Glove DanceThis post is dedicated to my stepmother, Susan and my mother-in-law, Joanne.  Both fighters and survivors and lucky to have had mammograms and the ability to fight due to donations and research.  Please take a moment to click the link below.  memoirs from mommyville mas memoirs holidays    Breast Cancer Awareness & The Pink Glove DanceIt is a great little number put together by the staff of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Oregon where employees donned pink gloves and danced in support of breast cancer awareness.  Each click helps so take a look and enjoy.

Pink Glove Dance

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  1. Merry SITSmas!

Comments

  1. I had a grandmother with cancer. It is a tough disease.
    Stopping by from SITS!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I agree..it would be a wonderful think if all cancer could be cured. I lost my sister to liver cancer.

  3. Amen.

    May your 2010 be a blessed one!
    Thanks for stopping by today. I just subscribed and look forward to LOTS of yummy new recipes!

  4. All the best to you and your family in 2010!

    ~WM

  5. Ooooh, don’t get me started on this. It’s all because they want this to come out now, about there not being such a need for these things- now, before their awful insurance plan goes through, so that the government won’t have to pay for these things as often. Okay, I’ll stop now.

    How did you get first on SITS? Don’t you sleep?

    Happy New Year, my bloggy sister!

  6. Here is a link for my Scrap Box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joEgBkAIx0o

    Happy New Year and thank you for visiting me on my special SITS Day!

  7. I believe it CAN be done before 2020! Happy New Year!

  8. My routine pap smear caught pre-cancer cells. Luckily, I had the “good” bad cells that only turn to cancer 1% of the time instead of the “bad” bad cells that turn to cancer 50% of the time. They did a hysteroscopy with an ablation and put me on a hormone that would turn my chances of “bad” cancer developing to 1% of that 1%. I agree-we do not need our medical care changed. Why “fix” the part that is not broken?

    Thanks for making this such a timely NEW YEAR’s post!

  9. Okay, I feel like I’m stalking you around the blogosphere. I just commented right after you on two different blogs!

    Email me so we can chat! thingsicantsaymichelle@gmail.com

  10. Awesome, awesome, awesome! So many more of us need to get this word out. I had my baseline at 40…with the new guidelines I could very well be dead instead of almost SIX years cancer free.

    xo

    Peggy
    http://serendipitysmiles.com
    http://thestepmomstoolbox.com

  11. Amen, sister! My best friend died of metastatic endometrial cancer October 2, 2008. Horrible disease.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. Great post. I’m just stopping by to say hi, check out your blog and say HAPPY NEW YEAR!! :D

  13. Thank you so much for stopping by:) Cancer is an absolute devastation my mom Pauline died January 9, 2001 of Ovarian Cancer. I pray that this decade more progress is made in cancer research.

    Have a Happy New Year!

  14. Susan Bleckner says:

    Beautiful post…important, meaningful and caring.
    Much appreciated!!!
    xoxo

  15. What a wonderful blog! Please continue this great work I will be sure to check back regularly…

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