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An Update On My Role at CureDiva

I realized the other day it has now been over a year since I began my partnership with CureDiva. I thought it might be time for a little update on that front too. I want to tell you a little bit about what I do at CureDiva and why I do it.

I have read more than a few negative comments during the past five years about companies making money off of breast cancer by selling products patients may or may not need. I agree. There are many shady outfits out there only interested in ripping consumers off and yes, preying on cancer patients. And don’t get me started on the pink ribbon shopping frenzy nonsense, not until October anyway.

After a cancer diagnosis many women feel compelled to give back. They want to make a difference in some way. I feel that way and want to do that too. Hence there are many products and countless books (but not another one on preparing mentally for chemotherapy that I’ve run across) related to breast cancer. This is a good thing. Options are always nice. CureDiva isn’t out to rip breast cancer patients off IMO. Is CureDiva trying to make a profit? Of course. But that’s okay with me and I am proud to partner with this company.

I am not involved with the selling end of things cuz that’s not my thing. I am not a shopper anyway. Never was before cancer and after cancer I am even less of one. And if I can find what I want online. Great.

So what do I do for CureDiva?

  • I write blog posts, of course, and I am thrilled to have this platform to share with so many other wonderful bloggers. I love how CureDiva embraces the metastatic breast cancer community and we all know this is not always the case. I would not be involved with them if they did not.
  • I facilitate discussions and answer questions on CureDiva’s Facebook page. Have you visited?
  • I advise and give opinions on things I am qualified to advise on.
  • I am a Guardian Diva, which means I am available to talk with other women.
  • I encourage and facilitate chemotherapy discussions in the Divas Lounge and answer questions privately. It’s not like I’m a chemotherapy expert by any means, but I do care about the topic.
  • I facilitate discussions (along with other Gurardians) on all topics that come up in the Divas Lounge.
  • I do various things on numerous social media venues.

So that’s what I do. It’s mostly about community building because that’s what matters most to me.

And speaking of community…

If you visit the Divas Lounge, you can be part of the community (you don’t have to shop at all!) Here’s how to do it.  

1. Go to curediva.com

2. click on Divas Lounge in upper left corner

3. Sign in via your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account. Or create a CureDiva account if you’d like.

4. Click on blogs to read and comment on blogs. You must sign in to comment.

5. Click on “Tips” to share a tip, click on “Ask” to pose or answer a question, click on “Talk” to start a conversation about any topic, click on “Do/ Don’t Do” to offer some practical advice.

That’s it. So easy and it’s more private then say Facebook or Twitter.

Hope to see some of you there!

And remember if and when you do shop, be sure to use the NPCD10% coupon code. It’s not good on sale items, but there’s no minimum order required.

Have you visited the Divas Lounge?

Do you shop mostly online or not?

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17 thoughts to “An Update On My Role at CureDiva”

  1. Thanks Nancy!! Thing is there is so much behind the scenes people do not know. Yes there is profit but the prices on our page are the same as say Lymphedivas, plus you can use a coupon for a discount. I am doing new projects daily that help women through CureDiva that do not cost a penny- Diva for a Day was free! We will be having more in different states. Myself and other’s help clients with breast forms and bras things that are private but when you have some who has been there makes it easier to deal with. The blogs are a free forum! ANYONE, ANY thoughts and linked to wherever you write. The negativity is silly to me. CureDiva is working on a foundation but that takes time and no one asks that people just rant. Thank you very much for this. You are an amazing blogger, helpful guardian and a thoughtful tip giver 🙂 XOX

    1. AnnMarie, I know there is a lot going on behind the scenes and I know you are playing a huge role in much of it. I love the Divas Lounge and I’m trying to encourage more women to interact there. And the blogging platform is there for anyone and everyone, that is so nice. I love how Cure Diva embraces all stages and all opinions. Thank you for commenting, for the kind words and for all you do day in and day out. xo

  2. Thank you Nancy for sharing this. I am always looking for a new way to connect. I am not on FB and twitter can be somewhat limited.

    1. Leslie, You’re welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting. The Divas Lounge is a great place to connect with others. If you ever have any questions about how to go about it, let me know.

  3. I’ve recently discovered CureDiva and been wanting to be part of their community and become a supporter/participant. I have an account but I was not sure of the steps I had to take to be fully involved. I believe I submitted my information to become a curediva guandian (?) but never heard back. I am interested in helping others.

    I will be looking more into this now that you shared some information. Thank you, Nancy.

    1. Rebecca, If you’d like, I can forward your name on so you can be a blog contributor. Let me know. Thank you for wanting to participate and thank you for all the support you give me too.

  4. Comments like those above are the whole reason CureDiva exists to help people. Plus, it’s a one-stop-shop that’s great, I don’t have time to hunt the internet for things and if they come recommended and reviewed by people, that’s even better. I like the fact that you all make yourselves available to talk, to listen, to help. I love reading everyone’s blog posts because they’re helpful. It’s nice to know someone else has the same feelings. Keep doing what you’re doing and thank you.

    1. Stacey, I appreciate your comments. I love the blogs, too, and the Lounge where everyone can share candidly. It’s nice to have various safe venue to vent and share. The site is not all about shopping. But yes, one-stop online shopping is a nice convenience for some. It’s another option.

  5. Nancy,

    I’m really proud of you! Your role at CureDiva and the world at large is so important! I agree that this organization is really doing great things. As you know, I have written a post for CureDiva, and I found the staff there exceedingly nice and helpful. I want to write more posts for this organization, but right now, time is so limited for me. Nevertheless, I agree with you wholeheartedly about this wonderful cyberplace. And I agree that it’s wonderful that people with metastatic disease are embraced.

    Thank you for the update, Nancy!

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