I can’t think of a better way to end Breast Cancer Awareness month than to share a website that I heard about on the Today Show last week. Judy Garland’s daughter, Lorna Luft, was chatting with Hoda and Kathie Lee. She revealed that she was a breast cancer survivor and how thankful she was that she had “found” the website CUREDIVA.com. Of course, I went right to the computer and I was amazed at the depth of this site. One might think that the name sounds a little frivolous, but the site is anything but. The site’s goal is to make each and every breast cancer patient feel feminine and stylish (this is so important to self-esteem and self-identity at a time when both are threatened) and to provide a space to talk, to ask questions, to blog, to give tips, and so much more from the newly diagnosed to “everafter.”
It is broken down into four basic sections:
1) Diva Essentials: Just Diagnosed Must Haves, Surgery Must Haves, Chemotherapy Day Must Haves, Radiation Must Haves, and Hot Flashes Must Haves.
2)Shop CUREDIVA: Just Diagnosed, Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Metastasis, and Everafter.
3)Community: WE TALK, WE ASK, WE BLOG, WE TIP, WE LIST, Guardian Divas.
4)Join Us: Become a Vendor, Suggest a Vendor, Take Part in CUREDIVA, Guardian Diva, Social Coordinator, Panel Blogger, Style Expert.
Please see for yourself the depth of this site and spread the word. The products can help preserve dignity, help with self-esteem, aid in lessoning the effects of hot flashes, assist in keeping medical records organized at a time when chemo brain might make organization difficult, and so much more. You have to see for yourself.
The short blogs are informative and, at times, heartwarming. It helps to know that you are not alone, reducing stress. There is an entire community to empathize and share tips that are useful and varied.
I found this site to be a perfect addition to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and “everafter.”