Zora Brown, The World Remembers

Zora Brown, the world misses you.  But, your friends and colleagues have ensured that the world will remember  your warrior spirit and your tireless commitment to breast cancer advocacy and ovarian cancer advocacy.  THANK YOU. Yesterday, we had the honor of celebrating the Dedication of the Zora Brown Mammography Suite at the Capital Breast Care Center.  And, there have been more:

Zora’s Lounge for Patients and Families at Howard University Cancer Center https://www.facebook.com/friendsofzorabrown

C-Change honored Zora’s work with them as a member since their inception. She served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. http://c-changepublications.org/2013%20Tribute%20Book/index.html#/8/

AACR honored Zora who was a trustee for the AACR Foundation


#ZoraBrown #breastcancer #ovariancancer #pioneer #advocate #BRCA1 #CBCCinDC #AACR #CChangetogether #HUCC #mammogram

ZB Mammography Suite program Mel posting and ZB Suite Mel and Meaux posting at ZB Suite ZB lounge plaques Mel by ZB lounge plaques


I Love The Snow Part 2

It snowed again yesterday and there are forecasts for more today.  This snow was the biggest so far of this long snow season and has covered almost everything.  As I mentioned in my 1/28/14 blog “I Love The Snow”, I find snow calming, but I also find it beautiful.  It looks like a white blanket that is perfectly “placed” over whatever is underneath.

Before it gets muddy and mixed with environmental elements, I can spend a long time looking at it and admiring its beauty.  Gazing on a thing of beauty, having something beautiful surrounding you or having something beautiful to admire every day can be an important source of positive energy.  A beautiful environment or surroundings can enhance your mood and energy.  It can be something that you physically have – an aquarium, beautiful flowers or a picture of something beautiful like the picture of a beautifully architected and appointed structure or a picture of a beach with clear blue water.  Whatever it is, at least once a day, find a thing of beauty and spend some time getting lost in the beauty and drawing some positive energy.

February 13, 2014

Melanie A. Nix – Triple negative breast cancer survivor.  Always striving to color outside of the lines when defining my new normal.

World Cancer Day 2014: Cancer is Busy, We’ve Got to Be Busier

Yesterday I had my oncology check-up.  The waiting room was packed, almost standing room only.  All kinds of patients.  Some were there with family members and caregivers; some alone; different ages; different races; some with full manes and some with glistening bald heads.  As I sat waiting to be seen, I kept thinking something that I’ve thought many times before: cancer is busy.  But, we’ve got to be busier with deliberate and decisive action.  We must be constant activists and change agents to find cures, vaccines and eradicate cancer.

Melanie A. Nix – Triple negative breast cancer survivor.  Always striving to color outside of the lines when defining my new normal.