Archive | February 4, 2013

Reblogging a post from (the official blog of the Annual Conference for Women Affected by Breast Cancer). As another young woman with breast cancer, I have touched on the dangers of BPA and other chemicals linked to cancer a number of times in my blog. This post was written by Emily, a 10 year survivor who is educating others about environmental links to (breast) cancer.
Thank you, Emily — and thank you C4YW!
~L of


C4YW is just a few weeks away, and we are excited  to see all of the strong, thriving young women who are planning to attend! Today the C4YW Blog is happy to introduce Emily Cousins, another young woman working hard to better herself and other survivors for her first entry! Check back  as Emily shares with us her insights on the studies of the environment and breast cancer. Be sure to visit the website and register for this year’s event in Seattle!

Emily Cousins

I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 32 years old and in the ninth-month of my first pregnancy. I urged my doctors to give me aggressive treatment because I wanted to live for my new baby. Since then, I have religiously done follow up exams, had screenings, and undergone biopsies. Now, 10 years later, I am considering removing my ovaries to reduce the amount of estrogen…

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Free Pancakes for a Good Cause… And more free pizza!

Just a quick post to let you know that tomorrow, February 5, 2013 is “Free Pancake Day” or “National Pancake Day.”  Visit your local IHOP tomorrow to receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and you can either accept your fluffy and delicious pancakes and be on your merry way…or make a donation to help the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© or a local charity of your restaurant’s choosing.  

The details:

“Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 5, 2013, guests from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© or other designated local charities.”  

Great pancakes for a great cause!

And if you still have room in your tummy, consider a stop at Pizza Hut to try their new Pizza Sliders.  According to Bloomberg’s, Pizza Hut will be giving away samples of it’s newest product between 4 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday.  These mini pies will measure 3.5 inches across, while a personal pie is 6 inches.  I’m assuming each visitor will receive a slider of their own, but you can call your local Pizza Hut for details if you are interested and don’t want to stop in without knowing the details. 

Happy eating — and giving, too!