breast cancer

Early Detection Saves Lives

Within the last six months, my life and the life of my family has been turned upside down. About six months ago, a lump was found in the breast of my mother-in-law. The lump was removed and she is currently undergoing chemotherapy, which will be followed up with radiation. She’s chosen to shave her head and has lost a significant amount of weight. Watching my husband go on the emotional journey of seeing his mother go through this process was heartbreaking. Other than being a place of comfort, there was…

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Moxie Girlz and Boyz True Hope Dolls

Last weekend as I was with my Family at Toys-R-Us, my husband brought to my attention a very wonderful product: The Moxie Girlz and Moxie Boyz True Hope Dolls. Not only was I surprised, but I was immediately overwhelmed with a feeling of bliss because I never have in all my years seen dolls that were created to make children feel better about themselves and to support cancer research. This is a wonderful thing that little girls and boys need to see – or anyone suffering from cancer for that…

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Amy Barbera: Spreading inspiration and love through music

I was privileged to “meet” Amy Barbera, an inspirational singer/songwriter, on Twitter just a few weeks ago. In our time of speaking back and forth, I must say that this woman continues to impress and amaze me! I was originally interested in speaking with Amy because she had a past with Anorexia, and her personal story fit right into Beutiful’s body image awareness mission. I knew her recovery would inspire those who were struggling and give them hope. I delved deeper into her music and was so pleasantly surprised. Amy…

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Angelina Jolie Speaks About Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie recently wrote an article for the NY Times about her choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. Jolie secretly had the mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after learning she carried a defective gene that gave her an 87% change of having breast cancer and a 50% chance of having ovarian cancer, the same disease her mother had died from. In the article, Jolie shares how beneficial the blood test was that discovered the gene, which is priced at $3,000, and how she hopes that through her story other women…

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Breast Cancer Stories: Nancy, Breast Cancer survivor

During the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), Beutiful will be fundraising to support Breast Cancer research. To donate, visit our Fundraising page or buy some merchandise from our store! 100% of sales and donations go to the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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