Yes, in a few short weeks it will once again be Pinktober, the annual pink, fluffy feel-good fest that passes for breast cancer awareness during the month of October in the USA and online. There is no reason to expect that metastatic breast cancer will get any more attention that it usually does: practically none except for a nod to its existence on the 13th of the month.
This year I’d like to repeat the month of guest posts that was so successful last year.
Anyone who is
* living with metastatic breast cancer (an MBC patient),
* a family member or close friend of someone who is living with metastatic breast cancer,
* a caregiver or medical professional involved with metastatic breast cancer, or
* a person who lost a loved one to metastatic breast cancer
is invited to write a guest post. The topic is up to you, and so is the length. (My posts are usually around 500 words.) I’ll be happy to work with you to edit the post if you are unsure of yourself. You can choose your own image or I’ll choose one for you. The main idea is to let people with mets have a say and to let the world know that we are here and MBC is a serious disease.
I would like to be more organized than I was last year (not so hard – it was kind of a mess) so I am going to preschedule posts as early as possible. If you are interested, please just go ahead and write something and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please write to me at email@example.com and I’ll get back to you with in a day or two. Please put “Pinktober” in the subject line, so I don’t miss your message.
I’m looking forward to a full calendar of guest posts. Occupy Pinktober!
* Many thanks to the Kathi, the very talented Accidental Amazon, for permission to use her “Empty Promises” graphic in the blog. *