Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Hey all- just a quick note to say happy halloween, and to remind you there are only 6 days left to sign up to donate blood at Blood & Cupcakes 3, our annual blood drive to benefit Central Blood Bank! Cupcakes and goodies for all donors, just in case you dont get your fill of sweets this weekend. Email me at BRICKSpgh at gmail dot com to sign up for a donation time slot, and help us reach our goal of collecting 50 units of blood!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

B&C 3!!!

Dont forget!

Saturday, November 6, 2010. 9am-3pm.

Our third annual blood drive to benefit Central Blood Bank. Contact me to sign up to donate!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

goodbye, mike.

When I started BRICKS for Young Adults I was really concerned about interacting so closely with young adult cancer patients. After losing my husband to the disease I was scared to get close to people who I also might lose. I realized pretty quickly that this was a risk worth taking, and one that I needed to take.

A few days ago I learned that Pittsburgh lost another young adult to his illness, at just 33 years old. Although I barely knew him (we had only exchanged a few emails in the last year primarily about BRICKS and the booklet) many of my friends were also friends with him, and it broke my heart to know that so many of them had to deal with this again. Thinking about his wife and knowing what she is going through pains me.

I dont have anything profound to say, other than I am deeply saddened by this loss, and wish much peace for Mike's family and friends. You are all in my thoughts.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


It is absolutely fitting, and also very exciting, to announce that the Allegheny General Hospital Breast Care Center,in partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation, is providing free mammograms to women with limited resources. To learn if you qualify please call 412-359-6543. You can click here to print out the pdf of the flyer to share with others!

I speak from personal experience when I say 1) how important access to these services can be and 2) how wonderful and amazing the folks at the Breast Care Center are. No woman should have to put off having a potentially life saving mammogram because of her inability to pay for it. Please spread the word!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October is

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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And while so many illnesses, including numerous cancers, deserve our attention, I wanted to post this in honor of the many ladies I know who have been touched by this particular form of cancer. To the ones Ive lost, if youre out there somewhere, know that I love, respect and admire you endlessly. For those I still have in my life, know the same applies to you. You are all in my heart.