Saturday, October 19, 2013

Why I refuse to be pinkwashed this year

Call me bitter if you will, and maybe I am. Do the math. Lets just say that to register for the race it will cost you 25 dollars. Multiply that by say...25,000 people that is over 600,000 dollars for just that. Not to mention all the fundraising those 25,000 people may do plus the merchandise on sale.  So from one race, just ONE race the Susan G komen foundation pulls in nearly 1 million dollars. Now multiply that by the number of races they have and I ask you...where is this money going? After all these years are they any closer to finding a cure?! 
Like I said, I'm bitter. What about all the other aggressive and deadly cancers?! Ovarian and colon to just name a few. Why do we not have bigger fundraisers for them? Instead of a breast cancer walk why do we not just have a cancer walk?! Furthermore...St.Jude. why do we not willingly shell out billions of dollars a year to them?! I donate regularly to the hospital, because they dont sugar coat where the money goes. You know that when you give money to St. Jude it is so that a parent at the worst time in their life doesn't have to worry about a single expense while their child is there. The money that goes for Susan G Komen won't be there for me if I ever get breast cancer.
Breast cancer awareness is very important. I agree. What I don't agree with is how they seem to have the monopoly over cancer research funds. Why can't we work together to obliterate cancers of all kinds? It took doctors less than a week to find the healing remedy for a fast acting bacterial menegitus and save a girl. Less than a week. So in all these years an entire team hasn't been able to figure out cancer?  I just dont buy it anymore. 
If you have had or currently have breast cancer I do feel for you, and I know that the support that is felt from races like this is very uplifting to someone who has been there. I get it. I just don't get why we haven't heard a breakthrough yet. Why people are still dying? Why awareness isnt being brought to more? Why mammograms are being pushed back to every few years and the same with paps? I just dont understand. And dont you dare blame It on obamacare bc that will only solidify the ignorance of the American people.
I do hope you all have a grand time, but be sure to ask yourself if you know where your money is really going.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

In this book we learn a little more about Daniel and Six; who are Skye and Holders best friends. This book could be read as a stand alone, but you will feel more connected with the Characters if you read Hopeless and Finding Hope first. Ok so lets dive in!
The first chapter gives us the background for the book. It is where you fiest fall in love with Daniel. In Finding Hope you already kind of love him for what he does for Holder in the Cafeteria (if you haven't read it, should) but the way he is there for her when he has no idea who she even is? ! There is just something spectacular about that.
Skip forward to where they first officially meet. They dont know that they've already met a year ago. I dont want to give to much away. Its one of those books that isnt to long so you breeze through it. Unlike a lot of novellas you dont feel rushed though.  It gives you just enough to where you are satisfied, but with all of Colleens books you want more.
This woman is an amazing writer. I may be a tad bit biased though because Hopeless was my first kindle book. In any case she puts so much humor and feels in her books that you connect almost immediately with the characters. With Finding Cinderella there were plenty of times that I literally laughed out loud. The moment he is telling Holder and the dinner gang that he and Six are dating. He talks about the fact that she fist bumped him and its not his fault he fell for her because she fist bumped him. He had no choice. I mean, it was hilariously cute.
This is one of those books where you will catch yourself smiling like a moron, wiping away a few tears, and getting completely blown away. You will fall in love with Daniel. You will fall in love with his family. But most of all this book only helps you fall in love with Colleen Hoovers writing even more. If you haven't read any other of her books be prepared because you will be hooked and you will read more.
So go download it today. It's FREE! So even if you haven't traveled through Skye and Holders story with the rest of us you can jump aboard with Finding Cinderella.