Here is my problem w/ MORE.... I like to keep my home uncluttered and throw things away as quickly as I can. But every time I pick up an old MORE to toss, I quickly peruse it before trashing and I find articles I enjoyed so much I want to read again...or save...or share....and nothing gets cleaned!
It's a problem! :))
I have never written a letter to an editor but I bought the recent More and read Joan Raymond's article. I will be sending this to many of my friends. I had none of the markers to place me in a high risk category and had passed my July mam. My doctor had always told me I have very dense breasts but never explained that put me at a higher risk. Long story short that November in 2010 they found cancer. It was stage III. The tumor encompassed the whole breast and was in one lymph node. I am doing fine but I have become very vocal about when in doubt go and have an MRI. This article needs to be in more women's magazines. It really open my eyes. Thank you. It put a few things in perspective. I enjoy More and will continue to be an avid reader. I do love this is what (fill in age) looks like. I hope you might do one about this is what (fill in age) looks like after fighting a life threatening illness. There are so many strong women out there.
--Victoria Sawula, Nov 2010 stage III a breast cancer amazon
To the editors of MORE magazine:
For whatever reason, my mom started subscribing me to your magazine when I was a tad bit younger than your target demographic (28). Of course I thought it was so she could further hound me on wearing sunscreen every day; perhaps inspire me with the various articles on fabulous women; or just maybe have me understand her better by reading about the process of aging gracefully, complete with mood swings and hot flashes! And each month for the past 5 years, every time I get MORE, I think of my mom. I love that your magazine does the aforementioned purposes set forth by my mother, but it’s done so much more. In an age of trashy mags that my mother never let me read, yes even as I got older(!), I’m refreshed at your phenomenal articles, relevant information, informed opinions on issues, and of course the increasingly necessary guidance on staying beautiful, radiant, and confident. Much more appreciated at 33!
That said, my mom was the most beautiful woman in the world. I always nudged her to enter your MORE Beauty Search, but while she was beautiful on the outside, she was a shy little thing who was MORE beautiful on the inside. Attached is an image of us so you can see how gorgeous she is.