It’s October which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the time for corporate pink-washing and ribbons. Like all awareness campaigns, I’m just not sure how much good is done. It’s nice and all that athletes wear pink but is anyone unaware of breast cancer at this point? How much extra money goes to charities as compared to every other month?
But anyway, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seems like a good time to plug my book. Yes, about eight and a half years ago, I published a book. And it’s about breast cancer. And all the proceeds I make from it go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
The name of the book is What Happened to Mommy’s Boobs?. Now, I’m no expert at anything related to breast cancer. Of course, that means there’s a story behind it. This is from the forward:
A short time ago, a good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I asked her if there was anything I could do, she responded by asking me to write and illustrate a poem in the style of Dr. Seuss called, “What Happened to Mommy’s Boobs”. Since I’m usually game for a challenge, and not likely to say no to a cancer patient, I gave it my best effort. This is the result. My only goal was make my friend smile. Apparently, it worked, and she suggested I publish it. Again, since I’m not likely to say no to a cancer patient, here it is. I hope it makes you smile, too.What Happened to Mommy’s Boobs?
So, please check out my book. Tell your friends. And if you like it, rate it and review it. Thanks.