November 20, 2013

I was diagnosed with Stage IIB IDC in November 2009. Over the course of the following 15 months I had a bilateral modified radical mastectomy, chemo, and reconstruction surgery using my own tissue (known as flap surgery). The way I stayed positive throughout my illness was by blogging, and in particular using humor. I laughed at the ridiculous procedures, laughed at myself, laughed with nurses and doctors and my family.

I adapted my blog into a book, released two months ago, "When Good Boobs Turn Bad: A Mammoir." My gratitude to Melissa for being such a strong role model and inspiration to the hundreds of thousands of people who unfortunately have had or will have breast cancer. Because of Melissa and others like her, “cancer” is no longer a word we whisper in secret.

Best Regards,
Jill

October 18, 2012

Melissa's music and message are very inspirational and empowering. Have her words and music helped you, a friend or loved one get through the difficult battle with cancer? We've asked you to email us your story and got tremendous responses! We will feature 5 new stories every few days. So check back!

Every year for the past 13 years, I participate in a Women's 5K in Allentown, PA with over 5,000 women. It is one of the largest events in the country. Several years back when Melissa was diagnosed and began her fight, she released her wonderful song I Run for Life and when I heard it I knew this was the song they should play before the first starter's gun goes off. You see they do a survivor's parade at the beginning of the event and I knew this song was perfect. Well, so did the event's organizers. They liked it so much that it is now played every year and there isn't a dry eye in the parkway. What a great song by an inspiring woman whom I have grown to love and admire. Please continue to show your strength, peace , love and keep running for life! I know I will!
- Cindy G.
Allentown, PA

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October 3, 2012

Melissa's music and message are very inspirational and empowering. Have her words and music helped you, a friend or loved one get through the difficult battle with cancer? Email us with the subject line "My Story." We will be featuring stories here throughout the month of October.

October 3, 2011

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and we're kicking things off with a random drawing for some cool Pink Prizes!

See what you could win!

September 22, 2011


The auction is now closed. Congratulations and thanks to Frank C. (a Melissa fan and M.E.I.N member) who was the high bidder on the auction, donating $9,600 for breast cancer research. Proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

September 20, 2011

Check out the 2011 Pinktober Pin from the Hard Rock. Look familiar? It's designed after Melissa's Ovation Adamas 12-string guitar. Get yours now!

October 31, 2010

Guests included Melissa Etheridge, survivors Eloise Orr and Betsy Karalis and medical experts Dr. Patricia Madej and Dr. David Song.
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October 18, 2010

Has Melissa's music and message helped you, a friend or loved one get through the difficult battle with cancer? Email us your story. We will be featuring stories throughout the month of October.

My story has a happy ending. September of 2003 was a terrible year. My dad was diagnosed with cancer, my mom passed away and after the funeral, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is a very scary time no matter how early you catch it. Mine was in the very earliest stages and I had a lumpectomy and radiation. I have been cancer free for 7 years from diagnosis. I had the best support group ever and every day during my radiation, I received a little gift by a secret support group member. I never saw anyone putting them on my porch but something was there almost every day. A card, some candy, some sort of sign of love and caring from my family and friends. At the end I was given two parties. One out of state with family in Colorado and one instate by family and friends in SC. Nothing could have been a better medicine to lift the spirits of someone whose husband worked far away and couldn’t be there with me.
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October 10, 2010

by the Melissa Etheridge Eco-Friendly Street Team


Melissa, Namrata, Olivia Newton-John

Namrata was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2008. She produced and directed UniGlobe Entertainment’s docu-drama 1 a Minute. Released in almost 600 theaters, it’s the largest release to date for a cancer related film. We spoke with Namrata about her impression of Melissa Etheridge, Namrata’s reasons for creating the movie, and what she hopes viewers will come away with after seeing 1 a Minute.
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October 6, 2010


photo from the Hard Rock's blog

The official kick off of Pinktober 2010 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood CA was a huge success! We arrived early to start checking in the 400 M.E.I.N. members and guests who attended. We hooked up with Kel & Camille from the Eco-Friendly Street Team who volunteered to be our roving reporters and photographers for the day. It was soooo hot that day. No really....it was nasty HOT! We sweated our way through registration and tried not to look as wilted as we were. It was so amazing meeting so many members and breast cancer survivors!
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