Friday, October 15, 2004

Melissa Etheridge Update and Bracelets 

The Advocate and E! Online (link via FMB) report that that Melissa Etheridge's publicist stated yesterday that MLE is recovering well from a lumpectomy last weekend, and that while she is taking it easy at home right now, she still plans on continuing with her many upcoming projects, including a sitcom in development, new songs for the Brother Bear DVD, and work on the film Southern Comfort, which will begin filming in January.

Additionally, Advocate gave a nod to the Pink Bracelet Fund, which is taking pre-orders for pink bracelets similar to the Lance Armstrong Foundation's wildly popular LiveStrong bracelets.

The pink bracelets have a similar slogan, "BeStrong - MLE," taken from Melissa Etheridge's long-standing motto, "Be Strong, Speak True." The bracelets cost $5 each, of which $4 each will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. I've already ordered four: one each for me, The Girl, FMB and an extra just in case. I have to decide whether to alternate it with my LiveStrong bracelet, wear them together, or one on each wrist. Decisions, decisions.
UPDATE (10/21/04): The Pink Bracelet Fund has moved their website. The old address will automatically forward you to the new one, but here's the direct link.

Also, I don't know what happened to change the charitable organization benefitting from the project, but all proceeds (beyond the cost of the bracelets) will now be going to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, another long-standing breast cancer research and educational organization.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:28 AM