Emily's Blog

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EmilyI’m Emily. I have no kids, no pets, not even a plant to water! That’s right, I’m single, sassy and loving this lifestyle that allows me to jump in the car, on a plane or train on a moment’s notice to get out and experience all the beauty this world has to offer.

By day I crunch numbers, by night I strive to be the best friend to my best friends (how lucky am I to have more than one!?!?)!  I pride myself on being the “fun” aunt to my nephews and treasure the time I get to spoil them.

Though I live in Chicagoland now, I dream of living in So Cal again.

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 or...

Redefine Breast Cancer Awareness This Year!

It’s hard to imagine there is anyone that doesn't know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So what do you say that hasn't been said?   Slogans? Rub ‘em if you love em Save the ta-ta’s Check your bumps for lumps Save second base Rub your Boo-Bees Big...

Fundraising : Why I Fight Through My Anxiety

I spent much of the day thinking about fundraising.  For those that know me they would never guess what a shy person I am.  No really, no no, really I am.  Painfully shy as a child and forced out of my shell as an adult in the workforce.  My first attempt at...

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...

Why I Walk

Why I Walk

Why wouldn't I? Breast cancer isn't just a branch on my family tree - it's the whole tree!  Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration but not too far off.  I lost my aunt to breast cancer when I was in high school.  My mothers diagnosis was next.  We had a few quiet years,...

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 distract from the fact...

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 Dr. Maggie...