My Cancer Story -- Continues

My original diagnosis of ER/PR positive, Her2 Negative Stage2b - BRCA1+ with 5 positive nodes was in 2014. I had Chemotherapy, 4 AC and 4 Taxol, Bilateral Mastectomy, Oophorectomy, Hysterectomy, Expanders and full reconstruction - along with 35 radiation treatments. I was then declared "Cancer Free" in March 2015.

I was on Letrozole, daily, which I was told I would remain on it for 5 to 10 years.

However, on Groundhog Day 2017, I was re-diagnosed with Stage IV Triple Negative (TNBC) Metastatic Breast Cancer with a breast cancer tumor in my liver. As my first line of treatment, I joined a Clinical Trial - TOPACIO sponsored by Tesaro, which is a combined treatment of Immunotherapy and a Parp Inhibitor. The drugs are Niraparib (Parp) and Pemprolizumab (Immunotherapy). I have been on this trial since March 2017. ... Read More

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Where do the proceeds go? "Pinkwashing"

I was watching an ad last night for a “PINK” items where proceeds will go to “Clinical Research for Breast Cancer”

Made me wonder, where exactly does this money go? To a specific research doctor? Specific research hospital? Specific research facility? Charitable organization that tracks and earmarks specific donations for research? Maybe a charitable organization that has research facilities as part of their organization?

Why wouldn’t the ad state exactly where it goes? And why not state how much of the proceeds will be donated?

Is anyone tracking these business commitments to make sure the monies donated are actually going to the designated location?

I will be asking more in-depth questions before I make purchases again.

You donation and money is so important and I appreciate every dollar you donate to Breast Cancer Research but let’s be informed! Ask questions! Know where you money will go!

#thinkbeforeyoupink #pinkisnotacure #pinkribbonsdonotcurecancer
#stageivnocure #tnbc #lucysworld #brca1

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