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.
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.
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