Tag: ‘pink ribbon’


Cancer Awareness Never Sleeps

Michele Weldon | November 2, 2010

Cancer survivors don’t need a month-long reminder punctuated with ubiquitous pink ribbons. We never forget. It’s nice and all, thank you, with everyone driving around with the stickers on their bumpers, and running/ walking for the cure, donating, speaking out, sharing their stories. But we survivors don’t need the brain rush at the grocery check-out to pledge a dollar. Because we know how important it all is. We wish we didn’t have to know, but we know.


Honestly, It’s Not My Fault

Michele Weldon | March 28, 2010

Why anyone gets cancer knows it is a complicated formula of genetics plus environment plus fate plus who knows what, maybe the perfume my mother wore when she was pregnant or the weed killer my father spread on the backyard lawn.