WE Can Make a Difference If you have been keeping up with some of my recent posts, you probably know I am currently running as a candidate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year Campaign! As part of my efforts to raise awareness with #StrengthAndStlye, I am dedicating this blog series to featuring cancer survivors, their families, and anyone else who has had an experience, directly or indirectly, with blood cancer. My goal is to cover this difficult topic from a wide variety of perspectives in order to educate, empower, and reach as many people as possible. The more conversations we can start, the more awareness we can raise, and the more lives we can save! This particular post addresses blood cancer from the perspective of a physician. Meet Dr. Thomas LeBlanc, an oncologist, palliative care physician, and blood cancer specialist at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. LeBlanc’s current research explores the experience of
That’s right just 6 products. Maybe I’m jumping the gun here a little bit. Who cares? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for summer. With yesterday’s 80 degree weather (what a tease) in Pittsburgh, beaches and flip flops are about all I can think about. So, with summer on the brain, I’m sharing my favorite beauty buys to achieve that glowing, barely there makeup look that we all know and love for when warm weather (finally) rolls around. Even though it’s technically still spring, it was like the longest winter ever, so the least we can do is be ready when summer gets here! Plus, by the time you order these goodies online and get them in the mail sweet summertime won’t be too far off! <3 Cleanse + Exfoliate: In order to get away with that minimal makeup summer look, you MUST start with a clean face!
When life throws you Leukemia… YOU have to have “courage” to fight the fight and “CUREage” to win it! Diagnosed at age 36 with Essential Thrombocythemia, Lauren Blanchard, mom of 4 boys, has used this unexpected and unfortunate life-changing experience to extend inspiration to fellow cancer fighters, their families and friends by founding her own non-profit, gotCUREage. Now a proud supporter of the #StengthAndStyle campaign, Lauren shares her story and her CUREage with me in this eye-opening interview:
If you haven’t been following my #StrengthAndStyle campaign, now is an excellent time to start! Who doesn’t love to shop for a cause? In addition to planning the Red Shoe Gala, we have been working on adding a new component to the #StrengthAndStyle campaign! I’ve reached out to a few of our clients at Pretty Living PR to do a Shop4Strength promotion on their online stores helping to raise money for the campaign while we help promote their business and the concept has really taken off! So far, we have Pink Sugar Crystals and Vienna Victoria on board with many more collaborations in the works. Interested in getting your business involved in the #StrengthAndStyle campaign? Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past Thursday marked the end of first week of my Woman of the Year Campaign What an amazing whirlwind it has been already! I cannot believe how fast this is going! As you may or may not know, I have been nominated as a candidate for this year’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am so honored and excited to take what I love doing everyday and apply these skills to such an important cause! For a more detailed background on the #StrengthAndStyle campaign, click here. To start the week, after lots of letter writing and emails, my team and I headed to the campaign kickoff event at Pittsburgh Winery. It was wonderful to finally meet more of the LLS staff and the rest of the MWOY candidates!