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Monthly Contest Announcements
The Nude Beach Dilemma
March 21, 2012 by Eileen Kaplan, writer of
Would you go to a nude beach and present yourself if you had a singular or bi-lateral mastectomy?
"When Cancer Hits", book
March 21, 2012 by Britta Aragon, author
I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at 16 years old and had a second experience with the disease when my father was diagnosed with colon cancer 8 years later.
What if you could Skip the Cancer?
October 6, 2011 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
We received a nice donation of books from Katrina Bos, author of "What if You Could Skip the Cancer?" It's a very interesting book describing Katrina's experience with the mind/body connection and breast cancer. To enter the contest, send me an email and answer the following question, "Please describe a major life lesson you learned from your breast cancer." All entries will be put in a bowl and at the beginning of November, I'll pick the winners. Good luck!
To read Katrina's summary of her book...
Stronger Than Pink T-shirts
August 31, 2011 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
Mary Ibbetson from Running High Tees has donated some t-shirts and tanks from her beautiful collection commemorating the cancer survivor!
Review about "The Foremost Good Fortune"
August 6, 2011 by Eileen Kaplan author of "Laughter Is The Breast Medicine"
Review by Eileen Kaplan author of "Laughter Is The Breast Medicine"
I had "The Foremost Good Fortune" to have recently met this lovely young woman when I attended her book reading at Essex Books in Essex, CT. Having read the book previous to the reading was an extraordinary experience for me personally.
NDY, Not Done Yet T-shirt and Camisole Give-away
August 4, 2011 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
Carol April, age 58, decided a few years ago that she was ready to write the next chapter in her life and created the ndy- not done yet message to inspire and empower other like-minded individuals.
She soon realized that this expression was far reaching in its interpretation and application. As a result, in memory of her mother, Gertie, who died of breast cancer in her early forties and in honor of breast cancer survivors everywhere, Carol designed the Pink Tribute Tee. These 100% cotton, high quality American made tees and tanks are comfortable, affordably priced and come gift wrapped!! (Insert photo of wrapped tee.)
During August, ndy is honored to support PINK-LINK by donating $5.00 for every pink Tribute Tee and $4.00 for every pink Tribute Tank purchased.
Alef Bet by Paula Jewelry
June 28, 2011 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
AlefBet by Paula Jewelry is donating 2 healing bracelets and 2 healing pendants to Pink-Link members! These beautiful pieces feature the jewish blessing, "Refuah Shelma M'Hashamyaim" which means "A complete healing."
Pink Kitchen Scones and Pesto Books
June 6, 2011 by Lisa Grey, the Pink Kitchen
You may be familiar with the typical Italian pesto made with basil, pine nuts, and olive oil. Today, Pink Kitchen challenges you to "think outside the jar." Sure, basil is wonderful. But why stop there? Nature is full of sweet and savory herbs to nurture us, heal us, and add spice to our lives.
When we season with herbs, we add flavor to our food. This helps us cut back on salt, fat, and sugar. Not only that, but herbs can also help to protect and restore health to the body. Ancient cultures around the globe have been using herbs as medicine for thousands of years. In fact, Hippocrates once said "Letfoodbe yourmedicine, and let yourmedicinebefood."
"The Foremost Good Fortune" by Susan Conley
June 6, 2011 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
Imagine moving yourself and your family to the other side of the world and immersing yourself in a completely foreign culture: Beijing. Then imagine finding out your have breast cancer. In The Foremost Good Fortune, debut author Susan Conley chronicles her two-year adventure through China with her husband and two young boys. Susan and her family then struggle to navigate the "haze of cancerland" when her breast cancer strikes without warning.
Even Doctors Cry
April 6, 2011 by Dr. Alvin Reiter
Early in my medical career, one of my mentors told me, "This patient may have a one in forty chance of surviving the cancer, but you do not know If you have that particular one in forty patient under your knife. Do all you can despite the odds, no matter how hopeless a case may be. The patient has put his life in your hands."
These words had a deep impact on me. Ironically - and tragically - these same words came back to haunt me as I encountered first-hand, doctors that did not embrace this worthy philosophy.
March Monthly Contest
March 15, 2011 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
We've got 2 great books to give away for our March monthly contest!
January 2011 Contest
January 3, 2011 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
We have 2 fabulous books to give away for our January contest!
What We Have book
December 3, 2010 by Amy Boesky, author
For the women in the Boesky family, time was the enemy. In Amy's parent's house in Michigan, there were black-and-white photos of all of the dead aunts, grandmothers, and great-aunts who had passed away in their forties-all from cancer.
As Amy puts it in What We Have, "My family doesn't define 'ready' the way other people do, we always had to be ready. We were like evacuees, belongings squashed at our feet, waiting at an unknown border. There was no time to spare."
From Incurable to Incredible
December 2, 2010 by Tami Boehmer, author
After more than 20 years working in health care public relations, Tami Boehmer was thrust into the world as a patient. In February 2008, she was diagnosed with a metastatic breast cancer recurrence--months after celebrating her five-year, cancer-free anniversary.
What We Have book
December 2, 2010 by Amy Boesky, author
As Amy puts it in What We Have, “My family doesn’t define ‘ready’ the way other people do….we always had to be ready. We were like evacuees, belongings squashed at our feet, waiting at an unknown border. There was no time to spare.”
November 2010- "Laughter is the Breast Medicine"
November 1, 2010 by Eileen Kaplan, author
Breast cancer is a very serious disease. I battled it. I used my wild, crazy sense of humor (always a part of my personality) to fight back against the pain, the sickness and the fear. I had to make a decision. I could not deal with the daily emotion of the head game, "When is the next cell crasher going to invade my breasts?" Survival, for me, was the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy.
November 2010 Contest - Paperly's Pink Ribbon Stationery
October 31, 2010 by Jay Rudman, Paperly
Paperly would like to donate 5 sets of 10 Pink Ribbon flat notes (including envelopes), personalized with the winners' names. The retail price of 10 personalized flat notes is $18.95.
"Bright Side of the Road" by Anne Marie Bennett
September 16, 2010 by Vicki Tashman, Founder
Anne Marie Bennett, author of "Bright Side of the Road," has donated 10 copies of her book to be given away! Please email me with your response to the following question, "What is one interesting thing about you that you'd like to share?" All responses will be put into a bowl and the 10 winners will be chosen in October. Please include your mailing address in your response.
If you'd like to read a short article on the book, click on the "more" button.
Custom made T-shirts
April 7, 2010 by Vicki Tashman, founder of Pink-Link
Fibers.com is an innovative website that gives site users the opportunity to design and order customized products, such as t-shirts, hoodies, and a variety of other clothing items. Our powerful yet simple tools allow anyone to create a truly uni
que look in minutes for any occasion. All of our designs, including our Breast Cancer Awareness shirt designs, are completely customizable and give you the opportunity to promote awareness with your own personal touch. Show support on your next walk by personalizing your pink ribbon shirt with a loved one's name on it!
SWADS are a universal, absorbent, insulated wrap used to keep your hands comfortable on any type of beverage you choose. The elastic cord makes it adjustable to different sizes. The insulation ensures your hands will stay DRY and warm on cold drinks as well as keep them from burning on hot drinks.
We had a great response to our December contest, "What are some of your New Year's resolutions." Our winners won a 2010 calendar donated by Breast Impressions and a hand knit item donated by Care to Knit. You can read some of the resolutions.
The 2010 Breast Impressions Survivor Wall Calendar is now on sale at www.BreastImpressionsCalendar.com. This year's calendar features thirteen breast cancer survivors from
Oklahoma, including a daughter age 20 and her mother age 47 who are going through treatment at the same time. Seven of the survivors in this year's calendar were diagnosed under the age of 40. The stories of each woman are shared on the monthly calendar page, where a pink ribbon appears on the 20th of each month to remind you to do your self breast exam! The photos are in black and white with a special pink item that captures the calendar girl's attitude about life!
Unfortunately many breast cancer patients don't have the opportunity to participate in physical therapy and consequently miss out on the many benefits of gentle exercise. But now these patients have access to a simple, affordable home exercise kit specifically designed to regain and maintain upper body conditioning. The RangeMaster Shoulder and Breast Kit from Therapeutic Dimensions includes therapist designed exercise
equipment and simple, easy-to-follow instructions to stretch, strengthen and restore range of motion to the breast and shoulder complex.
Da Capo Lifelong books has generously donated 4 copies of the new book written by Gail Konop Baker entitled, "Cancer is a Bitch, or I'd Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis." For your chance to win a copy of the book, email Vicki Tashman, Pink-Link Founder with the answer to the following question:
How many women living in the US have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer?
All correct entries will be put in a bowl and the winner drawn at the end of the month. Good luck!