NBCC Conference Notes: Early Detection Is Neither

Changing the Conversation — Now The women in the above photo were just two of the over eight hundred attendees at the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Advocacy Training Conference, which took place this past weekend in Washington, D.C.  I caught them during one of our few breaks, resting their tired feet, their conference material in […]

NBCC: A Bunch of Troublemakers

Making the right kind of trouble. I’m sitting here in a hotel room, in a chi chi Hyatt in Washington, D.C., awaiting a room-service dinner.  Nothing fancy, just a caesar salad and a croque monsieur (that’s a grilled ham and cheese sandwich).  It’s the end of Day Two of the 2011 Advocacy Training Conference, organized […]

Hubris For The Cure

Frankly, I’d rather not have to write this post at all. But despite all that has been written regarding Susan G. Komen’s attempts to prevent other charities from using the phrase, “for the cure,” I still don’t get it. I just don’t understand what they are trying to achieve, nor do I comprehend their apparent […]

Suing For The Cure?

Justice or Just Sh!t? About a year ago, I applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register the name of this blog.  Turned out to be an exercise in futility.  They do try, the USPTO, I’ll give them that.  They provide instructions, videos, fact sheets, and a database you can search to see […]