4/16/24

DNA, Hereditary Cancer, and Sharing Your Story with the White House

DNA, Hereditary CancThe White House has proclaimed April National Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Month  The Hereditary Cancer Community knows that hereditary cancer is one of the most preventable. Nobody should die of a preventable cancer.  Nobody! On April 25th, DNA Day, hereditary cancer patients, survivors, thrivers, previvors, caregivers, and advocates, please join a  grassroots effort and speak up and share your story with the White House.



As a hereditary cancer widower and a parent of a BRCA2 previvor, this is my grassroots effort to help prevent other families from losing a loved one to a cancer that could have been prevented. Please join me by sharing your hereditary cancer story with the White House and on social media on DNA Day, April 25th.  
 

 

Here is the link:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/cancermoonshot/share-your-story/

Sharing your story and any ideas will help the Cancer Moonshot focus on what will help the most in preventing cancer.

No matter what your political affiliation, please speak up. Nobody should die of a preventable cancer. Nobody!

4/9/24

Connecting Family Trees

 

It's fitting that genealogy should begin with “gene,” because it is genes that truly connect families. Distant genetic relatives may have more in common with you than just a shared ancestor, and that knowledge may help prevent cancer and other diseases. Finding your roots and branching out can be enlightening and sometimes life-saving.

Learn more at www.ConnectMyVariant.org

(Created for CMV as a volunteer hereditary cancer awareness and prevention advocate.)

4/4/24

Zebrafish, Humans, and DNA


With Earth Day (4/22) and DNA Day (4/25) both being in April, I thought I would have a little fun illustrating some natural science for grown-ups like I did professionally for children’s publications for years. And because a lot of people just don’t know peas about genetics.

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4/2/24

DNA Fun -- The Platypus

  

Of course, it’s far more complicated – there are differences in hox genes, proteins, etc., etc., and etc. But all life is connected, every living thing shares some DNA with every other living thing on Earth.

With Earth Day and DNA Day both being in April, I thought I would have a little fun illustrating science for grown-ups like I did professionally for children’s publications for years. And because a lot of people just don’t know peas about genetics.

Watch for more art and DNA fun over the next few weeks.