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Another anniversary–celebrating at the FORCE conference.

One year ago today, I started another journey.  My life as a patient came to a close, and my life as a breast cancer mentor, advocate, and fundraiser was kicked into high gear.  Yes, a year ago today was my final breast surgery.  Once again, it’s hard to believe another year has passed.  And what a year.  Tomorrow I will venture to Orlando for the annual FORCE conference.  I can’t wait to meet many of the people I’ve communicated with over the course of the year.  I’m looking forward to learning more and taking in everything the conference has to offer.  I know it will be an exciting and educational weekend.  I know there is so much work going on in the area of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, but yet there is so much left to do.

The top experts will be there, so if you can’t make it to the conference but have a specific question on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, post it here.  I’ll try and get some good answers to share next week.

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Ham anyone?

I’m not much of a ham eater.  In fact, I think the only time I ever ate ham was in a sandwich marked turkey and I was convinced it was just very pink turkey.  It really doesn’t have anything to do with my religious beliefs—even though I am Jewish and I grew up in a house that didn’t eat ham or any other pork products.   Despite this, my new favorite company is HoneyBaked.  If you clicked on the link, you may have already discovered why.  If you haven’t, let me explain.  A short while ago, 51 HoneyBaked stores in 7 states including Michigan decided to support the fight against breast cancer—this alone puts any company at the top of my list.  But, HoneyBaked went one step further and supported my absolute favorite organization, FORCE.  Not only are they donating money to FORCE, they are promoting awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.  So here I come HoneyBaked and hopefully my readers will join me too.  Help support this company that is helping support me and so many others!  And if you don’t eat ham, they’ve got lots of other great food.  Make sure to check out their website where you can order online, print some coupons and view their catering menu.  Thanks again HoneyBaked!   

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