Monday, September 1, 2014

Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pink Sweater

My name is Nikki Capshaw and I'm probably one of the few people you'll meet that actually loves her job. I'm a certified medical assistant at the St. Vincent Breast Center here in Indianapolis. We do everything from screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast needle localizations and breast biopsies. Yes, I know the words "breast" and "biopsy" shouldn't go in the same sentence, but we try our hardest to make our patients feel cared for. 

For 6 years I've set up your rooms, taken them down, prepped your chart, completed all your pre and post vitals, wiped your tears and held your had. I know the names of your kids, grand kids, who's graduating when and where they're going in the fall. Some patients have practically become family. 

Recently I was tagged by 4th Frogs brilliant creator, Amy Megan, to continue a story on behalf of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This movement is called #SisterhoodOfTheTravelingPinkSweater
     (We even got the radiologist in on the   action) 

So what we get do is model this tres chic vintage pink sweater (it once belonged to the very first resident of Riley Towers here in Indy) and take selfies! No no it's not narcissistic because its legitimately for a good cause. So you might be asking yourself,  "Now self, how can I get involved?" Well I'm so glad you asked!

1. Take a quick minute and hop on over to #SisterhoodOfTheTravelingPinkSweater and scroll through the stories that others have written.
2. Make a donation to the Pink Ribbon Connection! This is a spectacular organization that assists undeserved women with emotional support, bras, wigs, prostheses and education.
(Danielle R.T.R.M and breast cancer survivor)

Now I'd like to remind you all that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. That means when you're at the ripe young age of 35 you should have a baseline mammogram then yearly from age 40 and up (unless family history or your doctor states otherwise). Please please please make sure you are doing your monthly self breast exams and remember that cancer doesn't discriminate. Take care of yourselves ladies :)

The Traveling Pink Sweater is now in the most callable hands of Mrs. Stephanie Black. Check out her nifty blog at http://indy

Much Love,

Nikki Capshaw

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