You may have heard that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but did you know 1 in 8 men also applies to men for a male related cancer (and higher if you're a black man!!!) ??!!! See below for early detection info and other helpful tips!
Nov 15th was National Entrepreneurs Day. If you’re new to My Cancer Family, I’d like to re-introduce who we are and what we are doing!
This is what I was thinking about on National Entrepreneurs Day. 6 years ago, I hosted an event with Kristin Chenoweth for Breast Cancer. I was soooooo incredibly insecure in this moment and only took my wig off for literally 10 seconds for this photo. I was sooooo skinny, and while I honestly did love that part, it wasn’t natural for me then and certainly isn’t what I look like now! But overall, my cancer journey brought me new found passion in helping others and led me to launch MyCancerFamily.com! We are still just getting started and hope you send this to anyone you know who might want to be a part of My Cancer Family. Right now, we are a weekly newsletter and growing our site with sharing your stories, hacks, wisdom, nonprofit info and so much more! We can’t wait to share more of what we are building soon but for now, remember that any bit of uncomfortableness or insecurities or even a devastating diagnosis can lead you to something that may help you or something you are meant to be or do.
MEN - THIS ONE IS FOR YOU!! WOMEN – FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE!
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and started meeting other women also diagnosed, it seemed like it was every other person. The reality is 1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Many of us know this number! But did you know that the number of men who get prostate cancer is also 1 in 8?!?!?! If you are a Black man, that number increases by over 75%.It’s so staggering and hard to believe, so I reached out to The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), which funds the world’s most promising research to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of prostate cancer and ultimately cure it for good to learn more to share with you!
Do you know about Stacy Igel, the founder of global impact brand, Boy Meets Girl. What’s amazing about Stacy’s fashion line is how much she gives back and supports cancer and many other non-profits and social causes. This week, Stacy launched pre-orders for her upcoming book, Embracing The Calm in The Chaos and is already #1 on Amazon in Fashion & Business. The book is a captivating, practical guide for new entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, and established entrepreneurs looking for insights and inspiration.
YSC offers meet ups in many cities around the country for young adults with Breast Cancer. Pink Cans For Cancer collects cans and donates the funds to YSC!
Stacy says Contributing to causes that can help make a stand or help one in need gives her a sense of hope that others will follow and continue to show their support. Her entrepreneurial heroes include Kathy Savitt , Patti Smith, and many more!
HOLIDAY SHOPPING WHILE SUPPORTING CANCER!
It’s just about time to get started. Here’s a few ideas for those with cancer in your life or to support cancer!
1 - NATORI - Allows customers to give back to a list of organizations
2 - LOVE YOUR MELON- Fifty percent (50%) of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to nonprofits in support of charitable programming and research in the fight against pediatric cancer.
3 - Kendra Scott - 20% of multiple items go to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
4 - glassybaby - Glassy Baby was founded by Lee Rhodes, a cancer survivor. When Rhodes was undergoing treatment, she was shocked to find many patients, while undergoing chemotherapy, didn't have the money for basic necessities like transportation and child care. Since its inception in 1995, Lee's company has donated more than $10 million dollars to charity including to the care and comfort of cancer sufferers.
As a reminder, or in case you are new to us, My Cancer Family will be the safe place to go for community, support, resources and help…Everything from getting to the right non-profit that offers FREE programs to helping with nutrition to tutorials for how to put on eyelashes, to sharing wisdom we learned (like why your nose may run all the time), to connecting anyone with a survivor who knows and understands.