Archive for May, 2011

Fran Drescher’s ‘Cancer Schmancer Movement’ Welcomes the peeka-bu Mirror

May 3, 2011

“Cancer Schmancer.” We hope we can all be this non-cholant about the topic. Today sexy and serious join together to help actress Fran Drescher’s (The Nanny) in her mission to raise awareness for womens’ cancers and save lives through healthy living and prevention. I am grateful to have connected with this organization and learn about what they are doing for womens’ health. They are working on a variety of different programs to make it possible for all women to get the care they need and are giving out a bunch of useful information. Plus, they added the peeka-bu mirror to their website.

Education, Prevention, Healthy Living for Women

At first, I was hesitant to send out information on such a serious topic, yet if we look at it from a standpoint of knowledge, not fear, it is empowering. This is just what Cancer Schmancer does. It takes a rather frightening conversation and makes it accessible. For many of us, the peeka-bu mirror does the same thing. Looking at our own body is is foreign, scary and weird. And yet, a must for us who want to be self-aware and connected.

Back to ‘Schmancer.’ It’s not that we need to be scrutinizing every part of our bodies all day, but having the tools and information for healthy living is not a bad idea. My favorite part of her website is the ‘Prevention’ section under the education tab. It breaks down the ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ of healthy living in a clear and simple manner. It’s no surprise that her lifestyle suggestions align with habits that feel good and treat the environment well.

To for more info on Cancer Schmancer, check out:

To watch the peeka-bu interview with Dr. Jennifer Lang, M.D. about self exams and womens health, go to:



May 3, 2011

Are you in LA this weekend??

If you live in LA, don’t miss this incredible performance and celebration.

Join Dylan McDermott, Barbara Bain and an all-star cast for two performances benefiting VDay Santa Monica 2011, March 25-26, at the Broad Stage/SMC Performing Arts Center. A global, annual event, VDay increases awareness by focusing on specific groups of women resisting violence with courage and vision. All proceeds go to charity – 90% locally to Peace Over Violence and 10% to support this year’s international VDay campaign, the women and girls of Haiti.

THE V MEN MONOLOGUES – Friday, March 25, 8pm

McDermott and other notable performers will read from A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer a collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights and edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. Cast includes Dylan McDermott, Jack McGee, Garcelle Beauvais, Iona Morris, Larry Wilmore, Sekou Andrews, John Ciccolini and Vincent M. Ward.Special musical performance by soul recording artist Chris Pierce.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES – Saturday, March 26, 8pm

The Vagina Monologues chronicles major events experienced in women’s lives through their association with the vagina. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. Barbara Bain, Cleo King, Liz Hernandez, Hattie Winston, Gwendoline Yeo, Iris Bahr, Nadege August, Rebecca Wisocky, Wendy Hammers, Gabby Sanalitroand Deborah Kagan lend their voices for this touching, humorous and powerful performance. The show concludes with a musical treat – a guest performance by the Compton-based 2010 National Gospel Choir winners, Voices of Destiny.

All performances directed by Iona Morris.

Go to or click the images to the left.

It’s time to Celebrate VDAY!

RED CARPET AFTER PARTY – Saturday, March 26, 10pm – Sponsored by Lexus of Santa Monica

Our not-to-be missed after party features a live DJ, open bar provided by ONE Natural Experience, lite bites and desserts, a silent auction including items such as weekend getaways, spa services, yoga classes and gift baskets, a dance performance by the Flying Vs and so much more! Your ticket to either show includes this event.

1501 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
* delicious food * tasty cocktails * entertainment *
and ‘shake what your mama gave ya’ dancing*

Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401