Fuck Cancer Cake 2

breast cancer awareness cake - coco cake land

fuck cancer cake - breast cancer awareness

Fuck cancer and the demonic horse it rode it on. It rode into my life almost two years ago now, which is hard to fathom – in a way, it took 18 months out of my life. But in another way, it gave me more reason to live, and it gave me the opportunity to look at my life differently. Going through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment has become part of my life story, whether I like it or not – and I’m sure other survivors can relate to this, but often it just seems like it was all a surreal and horrific dream, a chapter book happening to someone else.

Buttercream roses - Coco Cake Land

breast cancer awareness cake - coco cake land

October is breast cancer awareness month – and I “celebrated” it last year by creating a post all about my breast cancer, as told through cake. I wanted to make something again this year – and all of a sudden an idea struck me, because I wanted to do a fundraiser of sorts. So I started the #fuckcancercake weird little cake campaign on a whim on Instagram with the idea that for every Fuck Cancer cake created in the month of October and posted on Instagram, I would personally donate $5 (along with my initial donation of $100) towards The Lipstick Project – an incredible organization here in Vancouver that provides massages and manicures to those living in hospice and their caregivers.

fuck cancer cake - breast cancer awareness

fuck cancer cake - breast cancer awareness

I remember walking down to my local manicure place, the friendliest Vietnamese ladies who knew my story, saw me go from long hair to no hair, and were so kind to me! Just getting that fantasy hour of pampering, and a fresh manicure and pretty polish, made me feel a little more put together, a little less bald, a little more human. Looking down at pretty hands. So I know how sometimes a little thing like getting your nails painted or a massage can uplift a person’s spirit, if only temporarily.

fuck cancer cake - Coco Cake Land

There’s still time for you to make your own, too – I hope you will join me in my Fuck Cancer Cake campaign! It’s actually pretty fun, because you get to make something pretty while also using SWEAR WORDS. Check out some of the #fuckcancercake projects that have sprouted forth too! This one by my dear cake friend Style Sweet Ca. And this super sweet blog post by Sincerely Syl. You can also make a donation directly to the Lipstick Project here. Thanks as always for reading… xo Lyndsay 

4 Responses to “Fuck Cancer Cake 2”

  1. Courtney | fork to belly

    Lady, you are seriously one of my favorite people ever. You are such an inspiration and I am always so touched by your personal posts. YOU MAKE THE WORLD BETTER<3

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Awww thanks sweet friend!! XO

  2. Heather

    http://www.twinscancerfundraising.com/#!/HOME

    A friend Jamie from work, and his twin brother Chris! They have done so well, raising money for cancer treatment!! You would probably really enjoy one of their fundraisers! ”Gone Country!

    Take care and best wishes from “Mrs. Robertson”!!

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  3. Amanda

    <3 <3 <3 <3

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