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 art with science

to create

healing, hope
and health

Lapel Pins 
and their 
Unspoken Message  

Lapel pin

God Bless America



Healing, Hope, Health 

Cancer Awareness
Cancer Awareness

Our Blue Dots Pin Stories 

Pin - Stanford  

"I wear  My Blue Dots pin to honor my colleague, Ken, who is currently battling cancer as well as my Uncle Baldur. I want them to know I support them and applaud their courage."
  Veronica Schindler
Stanford Athletic Dept.

Helpful Articles 

 Mutation in PALB2 associated with increased breast cancer. 

Oct. Newsletter

                       MIchelle Jin 
To read the entire article

                   Click here


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    Message from
               Sue McCollum

 Dear Friends,


Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001) discovered the power of pins to convey a foreign policy message. She began selecting appropriate pins to wear to particular meetings, visually expressing her high hopes, determination, impatience, or warm feelings. The pins soon became her diplomatic signature.  Click here to read the full article.


The My Blue Dot pin is also worn to show the power of our visual message of Healing, Hope and Health. Our pins, our unspoken words, honor all the cancer warriors and what they have been through. It also shows that we are standing together in this fight against cancer. 


This month we have started a new link on our website entitled, Helpful Articles. (see below) Michelle Jin  is the contributing author and is a recent graduate from Stanford University and a clinical research coordinator at the Stanford Cancer Center. She first got interested in cancer research when her grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away at a young age. Michelle hopes to contribute to cancer research and one day become a physician to help more people.



           Until Next Time... 

will be

                               CURED sometime
       Logo  why not NOW?


Healing, Hope, Health



Pins are very important.


They speak volumes to you and to me.


Our three blue dots do represent


Healing, Hope and Health to all who see.




Healing of my physical body,


But also of my soul and mind.


Hope for a new future after


Being set-aside for a time.




Health, once again, I will declare


So I can go and do and be,


A new focus will also now be mine


For from cancer, I now am free!




So I'll wear this pin as my symbol


And may you do that too.


It honors you and other cancer warriors


And what they have been through.




Sue McCollum




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