Movie people have the Oscars. Stage actors and actresses have the Tonys. Recording artists have the Grammys. And disruptive breast cancer bloggers have the MAAMies. It’s a Major Award!
The I Hate Breast Cancer Foundation (IHBCF) is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever MAAM (Mammogramatically Challenged And/Or Also Metsters ) of the Year Awards. As a global leader in truth, justice and the anti-carcinogenic way, the IHBC Foundation is pleased to recognize the few, the proud and the very loud breast cancer bloggers.
…And the 2011 MAAMies go to:
- Anna Rachnel of The Cancer Culture Chronicles
- Kathi Kolb of The Accidental Amazon
- Katie Ford Hall of Uneasy Pink
- Ann Silberman of But Doctor, I Hate Pink
- Elizabeth Danu of The Liberation of Persephone
- Jenny at Get Out Gertrude
Winners: The Prize Patrol will find you. Each of you will be receiving a Major Award individually selected for you. Please send your mailing address to kob [at]americanprinter.com.
J.K. Rowling Howler MAAM Award
Winner: Anna Rachnel
Nominators: Self, Being Sarah; Nancy’s Point, Bringing up Goliath and The Liberation of Persephone
Anna Rachnel makes us howl with laughter and outrage simultaneously. “Your blog posts make me laugh out loud, make me shout out to my computer screen saying ‘YES, YES!’ and also get me thinking,” writes nominator Being Sarah. “Thank you for smashing the myth of the pink popular culture of the breast cancer world. ”
Anna, you are inspiration with every respiration. Please be upstanding and repeat after me: “Today, I am a MAAM!”
Royal Purple MAAM Award
Winner: Kathi Kolb
Nominators: Self, Bethany
Representative Post: What’s In A Name
The Queen of Snark is “informative, funny beyond words and just the most beautiful person, evah!” according to nominator Bethany. The Accidental Amazon has a way with words AND pictures.
Kathi, you are a unique and colorful voice. Please be upstanding and repeat after me: “Today, I am a MAAM!”
Get Up, Stand Up MAAM Award
Winner: Katie Ford Hall
“Katie strikes a dissonant chord with many advocates and concerned citizens about the lengths fundraisers will go in the name of the cause,” author Gayle Sulik observed. Katie has the unique distinction of being banned from the “Feel Your Boobies” Facebook page, apparently for expressing inconvenient truths.
Katie, we are glad you are on our side! Illegitimi non carborundum. Please be upstanding and repeat after me: “Today, I am a MAAM!”
Arm & Hammer MAAM Award
Winner: Ann Silberman
Representative Post: Remembering The Carcinista (Sarah Feather)
“I’ve just discovered your blog and I think we might be related,” Sarah wrote in a 200 9 email to Ann. ” I’m not sure I’m as funny as you are, but I’m kicking cancer’s ass and laughing about it, too. Ovarian, since 2006, two boys (5 and 7) and a shell-shocked husband also. Blogging and looking for like-minded wise-asses who don’t let their baldness get them down.” Ann, a good laugh is a precious gift. Keep grinding ’em out! Please be upstanding and repeat after me: “Today, I am a MAAM!”
IHBC Foundation Honors
This award is given to those who personify awareness and education in action. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) accounts for between 1 to 5 percent of all U.S. breast cancer cases–NIH classifies it as a rare disease. Although some progress has been made, it remains the most aggressive type of breast cancer.
Both JDub and Elizabeth Danu have written extensively about IBC. They have compiled useful resources, shared their own experiences and reached out to the others.
A lot of people talk about awareness but Elizabeth and “Gertrude” actually are creating some.
Elizabeth and JDub, please be upstanding and repeat after me: “Today, I am a MAAM!”
Thanks to ALL who are making a difference. We owe a debt of gratitude to Daria, RivkA and so many who have preceded us. Thanks for showing us the way.