Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cancer Can Suck It Month **UPDATED**

I hereby declare the month of February "Cancer Can Suck It" month.

Maker of tutus and taker of beautiful pictures

My friend Harmony is having surgery tomorrow to determine the extent and seriousness of her skin cancer. She decided to tell cancer to suck it, and I think we should follow her example.

In honor of the occasion, I'm giving away a tube of Mary Kay SPF 30 Sunblock (a $14 value).

According to the presumably pink-clad marketers at Mary Kay,

Yard work, daily errands, vacations – now you have UVA/UVB protection for everything under the sun. Waterproof and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes, Mary Kay® SPF 30 Sunscreen is a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen for face or body. Enriched with antioxidant vitamins and free-radical scavengers, it absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

What I like is that you can slather it all over your face and it won't cause you to break out like a hormonal 13 year old.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what you plan to do this month to tell cancer to suck it. Are you going to get that big, hairy mole looked at? Are you going to fondle your breasts in the name of looking for lumps and bumps? Are you going to fondle your husband's testicles for the same reason? Maybe you're going to eat a ton of broccoli every day to clean out the poop chute. Whatever it is, let us know!

The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, February 6th at 9 pm Eastern time.

**Sadly I have to add that this is now also in honor of my friend Lorena . She is one of the kindest women you could ever meet. She beat stomach cancer once, but we found out today that it has returned. She is currently in the ICU fighting for her life.

Lorena W.

So, cancer? Not only can you suck it, but you can suck it hard.


  1. This is so great and just great timing for me since I am planning this Enrichment night this month and we are having a Hungarian Oncologist come and tell how to prevent cancer. Particularly Breast Cancer and all the other "womanly" cancers, so it should be really interesting. She's not LDS, but one of our sisters teaches her English. We have invited all the English Speaking ladies around to come, too, so it could be a great experience. This is a great awareness Brandi. Our title is "A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart," but I am considering changing it to "Cancer Can Suck It!" Seriously.

  2. Since my husband has previously had some pre-cancerous moles removed, I will give him the once over this month. (And, I will schedule my yearly invasion of body parts.) Yeah, cancer sucks!

  3. Cancer can completly suck it hardcore. My father in law was diagnosed with pancriatic cancer last August and has to start Chemo/radiation in Febuary. So yeah, Febuary can totally bite cancer.

  4. Brandi,

    This is so stinking cool I can't even think of my normal super-funny, super-cool response! I LOVE this idea!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Lorena--I'll be praying for her.

    Again, you have totally made my day. Hell, you've made my month!


  5. I'm going to get an icon made for it. It will be posted on my blog. :)

    The hubby and I will be checking each other's anatomy (XD dirty!) and Ainsley will be (as always) wearing sun screen and a hat)

    Plus we've been eating a ton of broccoli.

  6. well, the truth is i don't wear sunscreen, but if i win, i will wear this may kay stuff if it truly doesn't burn, like most sunscreen. last year i started thinking about wearing sunscreen because i'm getting 'liver spots' on my face. but i never thought of cancer...

  7. I am 26 years old with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. I know that at this point I am probably going to pass on. However, I keep up an attitude that is extreme and blog about it. I am an advocate for skin cancer as well as my father passed away of melanoma. So despite what doctors tell me....I have already lived two months past the time line they gave to them I say Ha Ha, I laugh in your face. CANCER CAN SUCK IT!


    Cancer sems to be lurking at my front door just waiting for a chance to slip in.

    MY Mom IS a Breast Cancer survivor, My Dad has had Skin Cancer removed from his face, My oldest Daughter had a 1st stage Colon Cancer polyp removed at the age of 30, My Dad's brother has Leukemia, My Mom's paternal Grandparents both died from cancer, My Dad's oldest Brother and Sister both died from caner.

    I eat tons of broccoli and leaf greens, fish and whole grains. I had a colonscopy. (I really enjoyed the clean you out drinks. NOT!] I get a yearly SMASH your boobs test( MAMOGRAM) and will be scheduling my next one soon.
    I sometimes wear sunblock, always when out on the boat.I am always reading up on ways to prevention of the evil cancer from entering my front door.

    My heart and prayers go out to your friends who are suffering from this invasion on their bodies.

  9. I can't name a person that hasn't been affected by cancer in one way, shape, or form. When I was really little, a friend's mom died of cancer. Marci in high school passed away from cancer after a long battle. My brother-in-law is in remission. My dad has had multiple pieces of face removed. It's nutty. I'm not as much of a sunscreen craze as my mom (but then I don't have to battle a decade of sunning myself with baby oil), but I do wear it when I go out and it's in my daily moisturizer. I always wear a hat and a cover up of some sort. I'm not as good at my self-checks, but I'm going to try to be. I do make my doctors check me at my annual - both at the OB/GYN and my internist because too many hands can't hurt.

    It's a great post and, yes, cancer can suck it. I'm not even dignifying the disease with a capital C.

  10. what a great idea! i've been wanting to do something extra to my very dear friend Annie and Mike's gramma who are both battling breast cancer. our prayers to both your friends. on a side note, you look great in black and red and i'm happy your surgery went well. :)

  11. Last year I trained for 6 months, raised $4,500 thanks to fabulous friends and family, and walked 60 miles in the Breast Cancer 3-Day in October. I can't top that this year, thought I'm in year two of growing my hair to donate it to women through Pantene Beautiful Lengths, and have an appointment next week to have all my lady parts and one annoying mole on my shoulder checked for cancer.


    In reading your post, I realize I have stopped doing the one thing that my dear friend, Yvonne (who is battling stage 4 breast cancer), said meant the most ... Since the walk, I haven't been stopping by to just listen and to pray with her like I had been. Praying out loud is hard for me and so I stopped. So thanks for your post, I'm stopping by today on my way home from work.

    Angelina, I love how you're telling cancer to suck it.

  12. There's a few more icons! Check my page again. :)

  13. so what better timing then this for me to tell you that I have been tobacco free for 57 hours. That's right!!! I QUIT smoking...I'm done....cold turkey even. So how's that for saying "cancer can SUCK IT!!" Love ya Titty!!

  14. CANCER totally SUCKS! my son had ALL luekemia with phildelphia chromosome. He had a bone marrow transplant 10 years ago! His sister was his match! Thank God!!!
    But cancer totally robbed him of his childhood! so, to make up for it we have fun with everything we do! Live life to the limit! Best of luck!


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