Friday Cancer News, May 2, 2008

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Lots of fun and interesting things to share today. Like…

Pink Bats!!


Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Inc., the company behind the Louisville Slugger, is making pink bats for the third consecutive year. Not only does a portion of the purchase of the bats go to fund breast cancer research, but over 350 Major League Baseball players will be using the bats. The MLB bats will be autographed and auctioned for Susan G. Komen For the Cure. You can purchase your own at

bald-lady.jpg Bald Lady Coffee

Created after her own battle with breast cancer two years ago, Denver’s Cafe Cartago co-owner,

Lynda Larsen created Bald Lady Coffee to raise cancer awareness and funds to assist breast cancer patients going through treatment.

For more information on Bald Lady Coffee see the Cafe Cartago website.


Battling Cancer will be giving away a free pound of Bald Lady Coffee to someone who posts between today and next Friday, May 9.

Leave a comment and your name is entered.

One entry per person.

One random name will be drawn!

2008 LIVESTRONG DAY at Playa del Rey is one of 500 Events Nationwide To Support Cancer Survivors on LIVESTRONG DAY

Hosted by Emmy Award Winning Actress, Author and Activist, Jackie Guerra

Tuesday, May 13th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

  • 2008 LIVESTRONG DAY at Playa del Rey is a picnic in the park to unite people affected by cancer. The event will support LIVESTRONG Day, the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s (LAF) one-day, nationwide initiative to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer and to lend our voice in making the disease a national priority.
  • This event is free and open to the public. THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER. It is a party in the park, a picnic under the stars and an opportunity to listen to live music. Let the kids play in a Moonbounce, eat popcorn, Sno Cones or cotton candy and help raise community awareness.
  • Create a strength bracelet at the Beads of Courage Booth that will become a wearable piece of art to remind you of the courage and strength it takes to fight cancer.
  • Residents of ALL communities are invited. The event will culminate with a powerful Candlelight Vigil and Roll Call honoring those affected by the disease.
  • Free LIVESTRONG wristbands to the first 150 guests.
  • Special guests include comedian-actress Jonna Tamases who performs an excerpt from her hilarious one-woman show, “Jonna’s Body, Please Hold,” about her three bouts with cancer. Singer/Songwriter Jessie Reimer accompanied by Daydrift and much more.

Location: Del Rey Lagoon Park-6660 Esplanade Place, Playa del Rey, CA 90293.

Free valet parking for cyclists!

Remember to wear yellow!

For more information or to have your loved one honored in the roll call please contact:

Jennifer Gribbon 310-338-1500 ext.101 or

Cancer Headlines This Week:

The Sun, May 2, 2008. TV Chef, Nigella’s Big C Push. “Nigella Lawson and Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Brown have opened a £3.5 million cancer centre billed as a way in which good architecture can help those in need.”

The Daily Mail, May 1, 2008. Scientists Find New Protein That Could Repair Cancer-Causing DNA. “Scientists have discovered a new protein in humans that plays an important role in repairing DNA damage that could lead to cancer.”

The Economic Times, May 1, 2008. Daily Aspirin May Cut Risk of Common Breast Cancer. American researchers found that taking aspirin was linked to a small reduction in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancers.

ABC News, May 1, 2008. You Asked, We Answered: Speaking Out On Vocal Cord Cancer. Dr. Steven Zeitels Answered Your Questions About the Debilitating Illness.

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22 Responses to “Friday Cancer News, May 2, 2008”
  1. tina says:

    John, thanks for stopping by. Thoughts and prayers go out to your niece. ~~~~Tina

  2. John says:

    This is a very informative post, i was searching in google for Liver Cancer and came across this post. My niece is suffering from Liver Cancer, information mention in this article will greatly help me in offering her some advice.

  3. Myra, thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the delayed response I just noticed your comment in the spam-o-meter filter.


  4. Hi, Ruth. Thanks for the kudos and thanks for stopping by.

    You are in the drawing!

  5. ruth says:

    Wonderful blog which is interesting and love this coffee idea. All the best and best of health. thanks for this giveaway.

  6. Hiya, Deb.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    You are in the drawing!!!!

  7. deb says:

    Hi Tina,
    came for the bald coffee, staying for the fab blog!
    love it!
    deb from csl

  8. Cassie, nice to see a repeat offender here at Battling Cancer.

    Thanks for posting!!

  9. Hey there, Bev. Love the Whacked Out Woman Site!!!

    Great you are doing the relay.


  10. Cassie J says:

    I love the bat and the coffee. The pink ribbons and all that is done to raise awareness of breast cancer is raising awareness.
    This site is a great part of that.
    I’m not a coffee drinker so don’t include me, but I will go look around the Bald Lady Coffee site.

  11. Tina, found you here thru your website. Nice reading both. I am going to be in the Relay for Life here in our town at the end of June. It will be my first time being a part of it. Now I am off to read some more on this blog and your’s. I love the pink bats. How cute are they?

  12. Thanks for sharing, Connie. Please keep us updated on Christine.


  13. Connie Marquise says:

    Hi, Tina:
    My daughter-in-law Christine was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. She finished her second round of Chemo last Tuesday. She’s looking at six more treatments, one every-other week, then a full mastectomy, then having her ovaries removed. She’s doing fantastic. She’s a source of strength for the entire family. She’s also a coffee drinker, so had to put my name in for her! She and a group of friends are walking the Susan Komen 60 Mile walk in Dallas in November. There is so much care and concern for cancer patients, I’m blown away. It touches everyone at some point. My prayers to and for all.

  14. Missy! Thanks for dropping by. I really liked the bake off in Boston that was posted last Friday. I am all about good food.

    But coffee is my second love. BTW you are in the drawing!!

  15. Missy Tippens says:

    I love to see all the creative ideas for doing fund raising for cancer research. Relay for Life is huge in our community and is coming up soon.

    I love the idea of the coffee and the bats! 🙂

  16. Hey there, Kim. Thanks for stopping by and posting. You are in the drawing. Best of luck.

  17. Kim says:

    Hi Tina!
    Cancer has played a role in many important relationships in my life. The coffee idea is terrific! Please enter me in the drawing.

  18. Myra says:

    Hi, Tina, you are doing a superb job with this blog! Breast cancer survivors have a special place in my heart since I watched my mother-in-law go through it. That was back in 1982, and she had at least ten really great years after her treatment.

  19. Debby, thanks for stopping by. Wow you books sounds amazing. Thanks for your prayers for the community. You are in the drawing.

  20. Hi Janet, great to meet you. Thanks for dropping by!!!! You’re in the drawing.

  21. Debby Giusti says:

    Hi Tina, I stopped by your own personal blog, which is so great, and decided to hit Battling Cancer as well. Tonight’s the Cancer Relay for Life in my area. My family and I will be there for the Survivors’ Lap at 7:30 pm. I’ll be praying all day for those touched by cancer.

    I’m currently writing a book about a fictional character with Von Hipple-Lindau Disease. If any of your blog readers have VHL and would like to “chat” with me about their condition, they can contact me at I’d like to ensure I write my character’s journey with authenticity.

    Thanks for all the good you’re doing here at Battling Cancer!

  22. Hi Tina, Nice to meet you. Had fun browsing thru your site. The Bald Lady Coffee is a hoot. Gave me a good starting chuckle for the day. I Grew up in Fredonia, went to Cardinal Mindszenty and Graduated from St. Bonaventure with a B.A. and MSED. I had a right breast mastectomy on May 8th, 2006. Finished my chemo October 17th, 2006. Am still going thru reconstructive surgery (expander) and taking Femara as maintainence. It causes an awful lot of joint pain but it’s worth it. My last report from the oncologist was at the end of March. Thank God I am AOK. Grateful for every good day and gift. My thoughts and prayers to everyone else going thru the battle. You said you are from Silver Creek. Could you tell me a little more about you? Love and Cares, Janet M. Privitera-Bonasera

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