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Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 

Today is metastatic breast cancer awareness day. Metastatic or stage 4 breast cancer is the breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to another organ like the bones, brain, or liver and it represents 30% of all breast cancers.

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Products that are helping Breast Cancer Research

While I hate pink-washing, I do believe in using the pink October platform to raise awareness and research dollars for #metastaticbreastcancer. Sadly, many companies exploit well-meaning shoppers and only contribute pennies for pink ribbon purchases. But a few companies do it

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Still Bald Ballerina

Now that my hair has grown back, many folks ask if I plan to change the name Bald Ballerina. The answer is NO. I remind them that I have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer which is incurable. My cancer could

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This Is Not Pink Campaign

Yesterday marked the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The message behind the month has become all about “Races For A Cure” and buying pink. That is not what it means for women and men with Metastatic Breast Cancer; it

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4th Annual No One Can Survive Alone Concert

I’m excited to announce the 4th Annual No One Can Survive Alone a fundraiser concert for Bald Ballerina The exciting day is January 14th at 2:30pm at the Smith Theater at Howard Community College. This year will be bigger and

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Thank you Dance World

I was overwhelmed when the amazing Kenny Ortega presented me with his Lifetime Achievement Award at Industry Dance Awards. To me, it epitomizes the selflessness and generosity of my fellow dancers. I will treasure it always. I am incredibly grateful to the dance

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Right Action for Women and Christina Applegate

I met Christina Applegate while I was in LA. She has the BRCA mutation and is one of the 250,000 women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Because insurance often denies mammograms and breast MRIs to young women,

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“Right-to-Try”

Thank you United States Senate for voting 94-1 for legislation. This bill would make it easier for terminally ill patients to get experimental treatments without FDA red tape. My dear friend Champagne Joy was a passionate advocate for this before she passed away

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3rd Cancerversary 

Today is my 3rd Cancerversary. It was hard deciding which date to celebrate such an important milestone. Many choose the date of diagnosis, but my cancer had been growing long before that date. To me, the most important date was

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Bald Ballerina 3rd Birthday 

Today Bald Ballerina celebrates her 3rd birthday! Her life began filled with hope despite a very poor medical prognosis: stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that had spread to the sternum, spine, and pelvis; median life expectancy 2-3 years; no cure

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