Friday, January 29, 2010

The Loop list: young women's edition

Deb and I certainly never expected to be breast cancer survivors in our early 40's, and there are many women much younger than us affected as well. So this week's Loop list is devoted to resources aimed at helping younger women.
I  have to give this foundation credit, they are very savvy with social networking and have put a sharp spin on the breast self exam message. I suspect they get through to gals in their 20's and 30's who might otherwise see breast cancer as an "old lady" disease. Also their graphics are really first rate.
This one's for our friends to the north, a Canadian organization that also does breast cancer awareness in a very contemporary way.
I will admit I am not objective about YSC, they have made a huge difference in my life.
Young women have fewer opportunities for routine screening, and in some cases have more aggressive cancers. YSC works to be both advocate and support system.
Interesting body products designed to aid in breast self exam, from save the ta-tas.
I got to meet Geralyn Lucas author of, "Why I wore lipstick to my mastectomy," a few weeks ago. She is pretty inspiring. Her creative website is a burst of lipstick-colored energy, and offers her blog, as well as several other features. You can buy her book in the amazon widget, btw!
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  1. Nice compilation. I would also add to your list. Breastcancernowwhat was developed by young women with breast cancer, for young women with breast cancer and is funded by ReThink, which you have included.

    I love following your blog and your tweets on Twitter

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  2. Thanks Colleen...that is a great site!