Pura Vida’s Charity Collection

One of the primary reasons I selected Pura Vida as a company I wanted to affiliate with, is their long-standing commitment to raising money for Charity.

This graphic hit my Facebook wall today and I think it is so pretty, as well as raising money for a very worthy cause. Just click the photo to learn more!

View  the whole Pura Vida Charity Collection HERE

10% Off Entire Order When You Purchase $30+ 

NOTE: I am an affiliate marketing partner with Pura Vida Bracelets. I earn a small commission on the purchase of products made from links directly from my website, myeyeblog.info or links like these which I post on my Facebook Page.

PuraVida Fundraiser for Damon Runyon

PuraVida Fundraiser for Damon Runyon

I’m happy to announce I found the perfect synergy between my efforts to raise awareness about eye cancer and my efforts to raise money for cancer research.

Between now and September 25th, 2018 I will donate any commissions* I earn from the purchase of this adorable good luck eye charm necklace or “evil eye” ring to the 3rd annual Stroll the Square event hosted by William Raveis Real Estate of Glastonbury to benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

Click the links above or the photos below to go directly to the Pura Vida web page for each item!


*I am an affiliate marketing partner with Pura Vida so I earn a small commission on the purchase of products made from links directly from my website, myeyeblog.info.

NEW Affiliate ~ Pura Vida

I am very excited to announce that I have been accepted into the Pura Vida Affiliate Marketing* program! There are so many things to like about the Pura Vida collection of bracelets and other accessories but for me the reason I applied to be an Affiliate Marketer is Pura Vida’s Charity Collection!

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*I have not received free products in exchange for reviews or promoting these products, but if purchases are made from my Affiliate Link then I do receive commission on the sale.

Auburn 4 – get the facts right!

As I posted in a comment to the PEOPLE magazine article last week, I have a new concern about the Auburn group and their fundraising efforts. They posted:

Once it metastasizes 50% will potentially lose the fight within 3 years.” – Auburn OM Page

I was shocked. I am an extremely well-informed and educated Ocular Melanoma patient and since I also have METs, I cling to every story of someone living with this cancer, and have written often about how upsetting the statistics are that without treatment, people with METs live 2-8 months.

So I asked where that statistic came from! I thought it was wrong at the time, but these 4 women have connections with the OM world that I certainly don’t have and I was hoping maybe, just maybe – they had some fresh data or statistics I was not aware of. The result?

I was BANNED and BLOCKED from their Facebook page!

The REAL statistics?

50% of people diagnosed with ocular melanoma will have it metastasize, most often to the liver.

The Auburn 4 supposedly are working with a doctor and their OWN DOCTOR is quoted in the PEOPLE magazine article as saying 96% of the victims of ocular melanoma which has spread to the liver, die within three years.

I questioned the “Auburn 4” women about the claim they are using in their fundraising efforts and in addition to being banned and blocked, my Facebook comment was deleted and at least one of the 4 blocked me personally so that I can’t see any of her Facebook activity.

These “spokesmodels” for our cancer, won’t even take the time to correct the mistakes they make in their own Facebook group.

I can’t guess why they refuse to correct this information.  The actual facts are in the very article about the four of them, so it’s not like the people questioning them are making up their own facts and data!

But this actual statistic makes one thing clear, we need effective treatments and potential cures for everyone, MORE than we need to find out what possible cause(s) for this cancer in Auburn.

The “Auburn 4” repeatedly chant that if they find a cause, we will have a cure within 5 years. They seem to be ignorant of cancer in general. We know multiple causes of lung cancer and still don’t have a cure.  We have multiple causes of breast cancer, and still don’t have a cure. And on and on and on.

We need donations to go to RESEARCH on a CURE far more than we need research on a cause for the Auburn *cluster*. The following are three legitimate non-profit charities in the Ocular Melanoma community who all donate to research which will benefit everyone and not just a “chosen” few!

A Cure In Sight™ (ACIS) https://acureinsight.org

Ocular Melanoma Foundation (OMF) http://www.ocularmelanoma.org/

CURE OM (a project of MRF) https://www.melanoma.org/research-cent…/cure-ocular-melanoma