I’m NOT 9 weeks and I am NOT craving peanut butter cups.

Once again this year, I’m NOT playing the facebook breast cancer awareness game.

I’m a buzz kill, a fun sucker, a stick in the mud…

The games have NOTHING to do with breast cancer. they are silly. non-sensical. seussical in nature.

and for those who are struggling with infertility, this year’s game seems just plain cruel.

Instead, I’m posting the DATE OF MY LAST MAMMOGRAM:

August 27, 2010

If you are a woman who has entered the age of mammograms, I’m encouraging YOU to post the date of YOUR last mammogram ANYPLACE YOU CAN – On your facebook page, in the comment of someone playing the game on their facebook page, on your blog or in the comment of someone discussing the facebook game on their blog.

If you are on facebook, I invite you to copy and paste this:

“I’m NOT playing the breast cancer awareness game. Instead, I’m posting the DATE OF MY LAST MAMMOGRAM: August 27, 2010 – and if you are a woman who has entered the age of mammograms, I’m encouraging YOU to post the date of YOUR last mammogram. COPY AND PASTE THIS (changing the date, of course) IF YOU WANT TO “PLAY” ALONG WITH ME.”


(In just looking up this date for myself I discovered I’m a few days overdue. Now THAT’s effective breast cancer awareness.)

6 thoughts on “I’m NOT 9 weeks and I am NOT craving peanut butter cups.

  1. Thank you!!!! I’m a guy. I posted a rant about this on my Facebook profile, which quickly received replies from a few women I know who think it’s effective. I put a post about this on my wall as soon as I finished reading it. You have it right. Serious kudos!!

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  2. Well, looking back at my above comment, I realize I used just a few too many pronouns, and left you with something rather vague to read. Specifically, I posted a rant about the ridiculous game. Later on, I found your blog post here as the 3rd Google search result on, “im 9 weeks and craving”. I made a wall post linking to and edifying your blog post after finishing reading it. There we go, nice and clear now lol.

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  3. Hear, hear! I hate the games too, especially the innuendo laced ones regarding underwear…

    My last mammogram? Last October, which totally rocks because that’s breast cancer awareness month so in addition to the (necessary) discomfort, I also received a tote bag and some mints. 🙂

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