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Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Per a resolution of Congress, today is Metastatic Breast Cancer awareness day. While the entire month of October is Breast Cancer awareness month, much of the messaging focuses on prevention, survivors, and positive pink. The reality is prevention is not enough – we badly need […]

Vallejo City Unified School District Resolution

Vallejo City Unified School District Resolution

I was asked by my father if I would help him present Vallejo City Unified School District Resolution No. 2775 recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and say a few words about my own story at tonight’s school board meeting. I happily signed up […]

Health & Advocacy Updates Here! Read all about it!

Health & Advocacy Updates Here! Read all about it!

  Dealing with my health is thankfully not all that I’ve done in the last few weeks. I’ve also participated in several Breast Cancer-advocacy events. Specifically:   I’ve attended and spoken at the American Cancer Society Hope Gala in Sacramento. This is the “high-roller” gala […]

Real Men Wear Pink!

Real Men Wear Pink!

Earlier this evening at the Golden One Center, I was afforded the opportunity to share my Cancer story with a room full of vivacious, philanthropic, and maybe slightly competitive male volunteers who have all raised their hands to be “Real Men Wear Pink” Ambassadors for […]

Vacaville Reporter Headline: Living With Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure

Vacaville Reporter Headline: Living With Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure

Yesterday I was on the Front Page of the Sunday edition of the Vacaville Reporter, my hometown newspaper with the headline “Living with Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure.” How exciting is that?! The article discussed my connection to Vacaville, my education/career, and my […]

Health & Advocacy Updates

Health & Advocacy Updates

Fresh off the high of an NBA dance team audition, I am reminded that I am also still a cancer patient. Yesterday I met with my Oncologist (Cancer Doctor) as a touch base before my next treatment. As a recap, I have Stage IV (Metastatic) Breast […]

What I Stand For

What I Stand For

My participation in the Solano County Pageant was not only to bring a fun, new experience to my life, but primarily to have a platform for action and positive change on meaningful topics close to my heart. When you are wearing a sash and crown, people notice you and many […]

Abusing Cause Marketing: First Pinkwashing and Now Greenwashing?! Oh My!

Abusing Cause Marketing: First Pinkwashing and Now Greenwashing?! Oh My!

Most people would nod their heads in agreement with me if I stated that marketing can be misleading and shouldn’t be trusted as a complete and accurate source of information. However, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of confidence in your newest purchase by the […]

Updates Galore!

Updates Galore!

Extra! Extra! Read all about ’em! Today’s blog post is a bit all over the place because I have updates on several topics. Please read on if you’d like to know the latest on: How I’m feeling after my last treatment Ms. Vacaville @ American […]

Blogging for Advocacy; Using My Personal Story to Impact Positive Change

Blogging for Advocacy; Using My Personal Story to Impact Positive Change

I recently had an interaction on Facebook in a grass-roots advocacy group that surprised and disappointed me. I choose to “go high” and will not elaborate on the naïve comments, but I was essentially accused of being a shallow, attention-seeker using my blog for personal gain. This occured after introducing myself and sharing […]