Category Archives: breast cancer awareness month

To the inspirational people we meet!

 
Here is to the inspirational people we meet doing our work at Bakes for Breast Cancer! Some we have met, others we look forward to meeting but have only had the opportunity to know through emails.
They inspire us to do more and challenge us to think and create new events! They take what we create and bring life to what we envision.
We thank them! Tomorrow as we start October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and kick-off of the Office Bake Sale at Bakes for Breast Cancer, we need you to get involved!
In the meantime, learn more about our Office Bake Sale …

 

Get Involved Join the Office Bake Sale!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is soon approaching and we are excited to be kicking off a new event the First Annual Office Bake Sale!
We know how much everyone loves sweets at the office! Now the sweets at your office can help raise money for breast cancer! Your office can help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer that touches so many we know and love just by having you and your coworkers bring desserts to your office, every day during the month of October!. Sell the sweets to your coworkers as a part of the Office Bake Sale …

 

Tis the Season for Giving and Getting Involved!

We honestly don’t know where the time goes. Yesterday it seems summer just started and now the trees are bare.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month came and went already!  When you are young and in school the school year seems to last forever.  As you get older, time goes quickly.
We did not write much about Breast Cancer Awareness Month because we feel Bakes for Breast Cancer is pink 24/7 365!  All year long we are pink and work hard to raise money for breast cancer!  There is not a day that goes by where we don’t work on our events- Boston …

 

Metastatic Breast Cancer

When people hear the words metastatic breast cancer, A lot of them have no idea what it means. I know we hear a lot of talk about breast cancer in the month of October. Yet very little about male breast cancer or metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer means that cancer has traveled outside of the breast area. It usually spreads to the bones, brain, lung or liver. At this point it is considered stage four, with no cure. It is considered a terminal disease at that point. They are trying to make it a chronic disease. This also means …

 

How the Internet Changed Breast Cancer Awareness

With broadband internet, you can find information about just about anything online. But it’s not all Facebook and games. Breast cancer patients can use the Web to find out information and statistics about their diagnosis – but the abundance of information available online is a double-edged sword.
Finding Information on the Internet
The internet is a great way for people to find out more on breast cancer, including risks, signs and symptoms, and treatment options. This is especially important for people who may not have family doctors or who may be too timid to speak up during appointments. Information available online may …

 

For My Mother

I could feel the vibrations through my pocket , the never ending buzz caused me to stop in my tracks . My voicemail begins to play , and the heaviness in my father’s voice fills the silence of the airy night. ” I have been trying to reach you , I know you must be working but I wanted to tell you that your mother was in the hospital earlier…call me when you get a chance” he said.
It was around 8:00 p.m. and I had just left work, I was walking to the train station to go home when I …

 

Good bye to Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012! Hello Halloween!

October flew by! Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends today!  Pink will no longer be the” it” color! The number of breast cancer events dwindle down but our organization Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc.  works daily as do many other organizations to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer all year long!
Breast Cancer is brought to the forefront in October but we should not forget about it because all year long women and men of all ages are diagnosed with breast cancer.
You don’t have to wait until next October to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer …

 

Meet our newest contributor Peter Devereaux

I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Deveraux this past May when we did our annual visit to the clinics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute kicking off Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2012.  Kelley Tuthill our friend from WCVB in Boston and Four Seasons Boston Executive Pastry Chef Tim Fonseca visit the clinic each May with chocolate chip cookies in hand to share with those family and patients there that day.  It was during our visit to the clinic that I met Peter.
Peter Deveraux was the first man I had met with breast cancer.  Since then I personally know of 2 …

 

Respecting Breast Cancer

Last week I wrote about my love/hate relationship with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I thought maybe I was a bit harsh. Then I came across save2ndbase.com and decided that I was not. Women are dying of breast cancer – almost 40,000 in the U.S. last year alone, according to breastcancer.org. I know that this charity was founded by a woman who lost her battle to breast cancer, and I do find her sense of humor admirable. But as a survivor, I also find this merchandise offensive.
This is about more than breasts, or ta ta’s, or whatever else you want …

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I have a love/hate relationship with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago in September, just two weeks before the beginning of October, which I had previously never thought of as breast cancer awareness month. Two weeks after my diagnosis, my life became a pink nightmare. As I struggled with treatment options and testing, breast cancer ruled my life. I was constantly worried and upset. The reminders at every restaurant, grocery store, on tee shirts, etc. seemed like a cruel joke.
I remember at one point a few weeks after diagnosis, I took a package …