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Mar 04

Stomping Out BC!

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As many of you know on Monday, March 2nd my fellow mets sisters and I put together a campaign called Project Hashtag. The goal of Project Hashtag was to take over social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and Stomp Out BC using hashtags #DontIgnoreStageIV #BCKills and #MetsMonday. I am so delighted and happy to share with all of you that we got all 3 hashtags trending!!!!

I had my weekly chemo infusion on Monday at Dana Farber and was s nervous I wouldn’t be able to post as much as I needed to so I set-up my Facebook and Twitter accounts to auto-post on Monday every 30 minutes with facts about Metastatic Breast Cancer. I want to say thank you for all of you who didn’t delete me on Monday. I know my posts were probably annoying since it was nonstop all day so thank you for dealing with it and not getting frustrated with me.

I cannot even begin to explain how overwhelmed I am by the support I received on Monday. It was amazing to see so many of my friends, family, and even strangers re-posting my facts about Metastatic Breast Cancer and contributing to our cause. Because of your support, we were successful in getting the word out there and educating tons of people about the facts of MBC. I think I cried more on Monday than I did when I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. One thing this disease has shown me is that there is a lot of good still left in this world. It is absolutely amazing to me that all of you came together on Monday and helped me and my fellow mets friends make a difference. We were heard!

As I had said in my last post, I was asked by Beth Fairchild (follow her on Twitter @bethfairchildnc) to work alongside her and Susanne Kraus-Dahlgren (follow her on Twitter @victoryoverbc and her blog at METAthriving.com) on Live From Stage IV. We also have an official Facebook page which can be found here: Stomp Out BC Facebook Page. This is Beth’s brainchild and I am thrilled and honored to be a part of it. The website is for people with Stage IV breast cancer to come to and share their stories, read our stories, and hopefully find some form of comfort knowing they are not alone. Our first project was to Stomp Out BC with Project Hashtag and I am looking forward to what we come up with next. Together we WILL be HEARD and we WILL make a DIFFERENCE!

I want to give a quick shout out to Nancy Stordhal of Nancy’s Point, for allowing us to use #MetsMonday and to Metavivor, for allowing us to use #DontIgnoreStageIV for our cause. If you are looking for a place to donate to help those of us battling Metastatic Breast Cancer, please consider donating to Metavivor.org. It is one of the only organizations that donates 100% to metastatic breast cancer research and to finding a cure.

Again, THANK YOU to all who posted on Monday and supported our cause. You all are amazing and I appreciate all of your support and encouragement today and everyday. You make this journey a lot more bearable!

Xoxo,
Chrissy

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  1. Cheryle

    Glad to hear that it worked out well on Monday and that you all got good feedback. I hope your feeling ok. Don’t ever feel like your being annoying with your post. I find them very educating and far more interesting then reading people’s stupid post about when they go the bathroom and what not. Lol. post as much as u like. You are so strong and have a beautiful outlook on life and your whole situation. I am sure your and inspiration to many, you are to me and always have been. Keep positive and Keep fighting and keep posting

  2. Jeannie Marie

    Glad to hear these postings made a difference! Keep up the good work!

  3. Janet Fields

    Christine, you and your Mets support group have accomplished a huge goal and I am very proud of your positive attitude and the drive you have to get the word out to as many people as possible – so I guess you can say one small group of woman can make a difference! Congratulations to you and your group on getting all 3 hashtags to trend. Looking forward to see what the next project you girls take on, because you are making a difference!
    Love you, xoxo

  4. Susan DeStefano

    Chrissy, sharing posts for one day was embarrassingly easy compared to what you and your MBC friends are enduring every single day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you continue your brave journey.

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