Breast Cancer Awareness Month

EntangledSeeing how it was so close to Halloween, I was going to write about things that go bump in the night. However, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, which many of you know is near and dear to my heart … seeing how I’m into my seventeenth year of surviving this crap.

Now, many organizations have harped on October being set aside for Breast Cancer Awareness, and frankly, even to me it can get tiresome. Yes, you can shop for certain items at Kohls Department stores here in the Wisconsin area and they will contribute a percentage to breast cancer. You can participate in the Susan G. Koman Run for the Cure. You can buy pink bagels (or donuts) and feel that a part of your money will be used for this cause.

There are a ton of ways you can help out, and so many of them important and worthwhile. All I can say is, try to be aware of where the money is going. I don’t intend to point fingers, but I’m finding that with a lot of organizations, the money you help raise isn’t necessarily going where you think it is. Yes, there are administrative costs, that’s normal with any organizations, even non-profit ones. But when does it get to the point where it seems like more money is being spent there than it is for helping the community or research to actually find that cure?

When we put together our anthology, Entangled, two years ago, Edie Ramer did quite a bit of research to make sure that any monies we raised through its sale was going where it would be most effective. Last week Misty Evans blogged about the fact that we’re wrapping up the sale of Entangled with the end of this month. We don’t have a final figure yet, but over $14,000 has been contributed to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Its my understanding (and correct me if I’m wrong, Edie) that nearly all the proceeds are going toward research to find a cure. 😎

I know that I and a few of the MagicalMusings ladies have talked about this anthology and the fact that we’re wrapping it up, ad nauseam, but if you haven’t already, I would strongly urge you to purchase your copy of Entangled before the end of the month. You could ultimately be helping your mother, your grandmother, your sister … hell, even yourself, if a cure is found in the near future.

Thanx for allowing me to ramble on about this cause. If you’ve been unfortunate to experience breast cancer firsthand … whether directly or indirectly, you’ll understand the need and the passion.

About Liz Kreger

Liz Kreger writes science fiction/romances and to date, has two books published by Samhain Publishing ... FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW and PROMISE FOR TOMORROW. Liz is presently branching out to contemporary paranormals and is experimenting with urban fantasy.
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6 Responses to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Liz, thanks for mentioning this! All the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It has a 5 star rating, and “currently 91% of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.”

    I don’t deserve any credit for finding BCRF. Liz Lincoln Steiner researched different foundations and their ratings, and BCRF impressed her the most. I’m proud of everything we’ve done and a bit sad that we’ll be taking it down soon.

    • Liz Kreger says:

      I’m with you, Edie. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished. As a writer, it was a wonderful way to contribute to such an important cause. So many people have been touched by this disease and unfortunately, many more will be in the future.

      If we can help in some small way, all the better.

  2. marilynbrant says:

    I can say — because I have this wonderful collection — that ENTANGLED is awesome!! I hope everyone picks up a copy ;).
    marilynbrant`s last blog was …The Inheritance…and a Giveaway!

  3. I thought I had this on my Nook. Off to order!
    Karin* Tabke aka Harlow!`s last blog was …Blood Swords in France

  4. Liz, I loved being involved in this antho. And yes, I really urge everyone to get a copy. One last big push before we take it down would be great. And also thanks to Liz Steiner for doing the research and finding the best way to channel the money we’ve made!
    Michelle Diener`s last blog was …Release Day: Banquet of Lies

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