Tell Your Truth on Oct 1

OK, I’m sure we’ve all seen the return of that damn No Bra Day/Set the Ta-Tas Free Day graphic on our feeds. A week ago I re-shared my old How About a “What Cancer Really Does to Breasts Day”?  post because I’m just so sick of it! This sparked a chit chat on Twitter with my friend Annie @barbieslosingit. The chatter grew and here’s an idea:


Use #BreastCancerRealityCheck on October 1, Saturday, and let’s get it trending. How often do we roll our eyes and talk about how people just “don’t get it”? Well, let’s make them get it! We CAN talk back to hit back at all these silly memes and games.  So LET’S!

Addendum: WE HEARD YOU! No, we do NOT wish to hijack September, the month devoted to other cancers (such as ovarian). The pink ribbon bully already does that! So let’s use the first day of Pinktober to get the REAL truth about breast cancer out!!




Author: Cancer Curmudgeon

Oct 2010 diagnosed with Stage 3, HER2+ Breast Cancer. Completed treatment Jan 2012. Waaaaaay over pink. Applying punk rock sensibility to how I do cancer.

14 thoughts on “Tell Your Truth on Oct 1”

    1. Go for it–and I’m gonna put it on my SM platforms–my CC Facebook page and tumblr automatically tweet out anyway. I set that up long ago because I’m so scattered I forget to put things everywhere half the time! 😁 21st century internet–making life simple for the chemo-brain-addled!


    1. Go for it and feel free to share this post on yours–or write your own–download the graphic–or email me and I’ll send if that don’t work.
      So crazy because I didn’t really plan this very much and I still have quite a few other posts lined up too–ugh now I’m all busy…

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      1. I have a dear friend who is not doing well (stage 4) so I am really pissed off. I have been trying to calm down before I start writing these posts (including one about the Today Show) but maybe I should just go with my current mood.

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      2. It was something that happened to me last year (October) regarding my friend’s story. I should have written about it then but I did not want my friend to know (plus I hate to be part of “the show”). I was approached by a cancer organization who found my facebook post about her fundraising page. There was an opportunity for us to appear on the Today Show with her story (stage 4, imagine that!). But they wanted to turn the story into a Mexican novela without focusing on research. After getting excited, the show rejected her story (because it was too depressing?). After telling them what I was expecting, they did not agree. Then I saw what the show had picked up instead: a group of survivors celebrating their triumphs and wearing pink. It has been bothering me ever since but I did not want my friend to be hurt. It was supposed to be a surprise. I also do not want to expose the organization because I don’t want them to lose support. But at the same time, this is part of the problem.


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