Mail: Ain’t Too Proud To Beg!

Mail: Ain’t Too Proud To Beg!

The Betty’s are asking for help yet again.  This one should be SOOOOO easy!  We can receive mail during the 3-day.  I speak from experience when I say how wonderful it is to receive mail during the walk.  You can send a long heartfelt letter or a funny picture...
I’m Throwing a Party

I’m Throwing a Party

My primary office for work is in Redmond, Oregon. For years, I used to grab lunch a few times a week at Cross Creek Cafe, a lovely local eatery owned by Tammy Mills. They had this amazing Cross Creek wrap. It was one of the things I could eat easily during my chemo...
Universal Screening for Breast Cancer Gene

Universal Screening for Breast Cancer Gene

photo credit: Protein BRCA1, by Emw, via Wikimedia Commons   Mary-Claire King, the University of Washington researcher who identified the first breast cancer genes, made a recommendation this week that all women age 30 and older be screened for the BRCA1 and...
Tattoos are Here!

Tattoos are Here!

We ordered tattoos a few weeks ago and they’re here! I love how they turned out and can’t wait to wear them with the other Bettys as we walk in November. Next, we have to decide on shirts, tutus, and other assorted swag. Don’t let the silliness...
My Cancer Story

My Cancer Story

Like all survivors, I have a cancer story. This one was first written in 2011 for a newspaper article about our local Relay for Life and I posted it on my personal website. I’m lazy, so I’m pasting most of it here instead of rewriting. As soon as I heard...
Introducing Rachel

Introducing Rachel

I’m Rachel, mom to two active, smart, funny sons and two crazy dogs. I’m also a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in Fall 2009, at the beginning of our county fair week. It was a wild ride for a couple years, so I’m glad to be here five years later—running,...