KEY TO THE CURE


Jason Wu x Key To The Cure | THEFASHIONGUITAR

A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It came to me as a complete shock, but I’ve survived, and I’m here to tell the story. Nowadays almost everyone if affected by cancer in some way, whether it’s yourself or someone around you. Being diagnosed with this disease is terribly scary, and even something you naively never imagined to happen to yourself or your beloved ones. I was in shock, and it had a huge impact on my emotional well-being. Suddenly I wasn’t sure about my life, seeing my kids grow up, and doing all those things I had planned for the future – something I had taken for granted all along.

Not every cancer is curable, but we can fight it, together by advocating early detection. Join me and Saks in the fight against cancer with their annual Key To The Cure campaign, featuring Oscar®-winning actress Julianne Moore. For a limited time, 100% of the proceeds from the official #KTTCxSaks t-shirt designed by Jason Wu will benefit Stand Up To Cancer, an organization dedicated to innovative cancer research through collaboration among leading scientist from different institutions and disciplines.

I have ten t-shirt I will giveaway to one of you who leave a comment below, and joins me in the fight against cancer. Next Monday morning I will contact the person who will receive the t-shirt at home, no matter where in the world! 

Jason Wu x Key To The Cure | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Jason Wu x Key To The Cure | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Chloe boots | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Jason Wu x Key To The Cure | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Jason Wu x Key To The Cure | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Chloe Georgia bag | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Jason Wu x Key To The Cure | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Jason Wu x Key To The Cure t-shirt // Esprit coat // Banana Republic jeans // Chloe bag // Chloe boots.

Photos by Jeff Thibodeau


YOUR THOUGHTS

  • AM Daebak

    We need to fight against cancer!!! Fighting :)

    http://www.amdaebak.ro

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      Keep on fighting! You are stronger than you could have ever imagined Xxxxx

  • Debby

    Hi, inspiring story to read and it’s true dont take life voor granted! We keep forgetting the important things. My mom has uncurable cancer and all emotions that you go trough its so unfair.. I hope your story inspires more people! Debby

    • THEFASHIONGUITAR

      I wish you all the best Debby! Stay strong for your mother… Xx

  • HashtagLiz

    love this coat

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • Ivy

    I’m fallowing this blog almost from the beginning – big respect for you!

  • I remember your situation and I’me very happy that you are well now. Today is a special day for those who fighting cancer. We must help and support them

    xoxo

  • Ursula Durand

    Cancer is something becoming all too familiar, and more so among young people. In the past five years I’ve had three friends, all in their late 20s or early 30s, diagnosed with cancer. One was lymphoma, diagnosed 2 weeks after returning from his honeymoon… He is now 2 years cancer free. Another friend had a double mastectomy, and is now cancer free, and yet another also had breast cancer, and is now cancer free without having had a mastectomy. :) Their stories have made me and our friends much more awareness of the scope and breadth of this ‘disease’, but it has also given us hope… Even though I know that not everyone is so lucky. Awareness and early detection is so important

  • Mariana Dias

    Let’s fight cancer! I have a lot of respect for all people that are fighting every day this illness! Please, stay strong!!

  • Anna

    You are such an incredible strong woman! Thank you for sharing your story and
    Keep fighting! All the best*

  • lucy

    This is one of my favourite posts in a while, you look so happy. You are a strong and incredible woman and mother – you inspire me daily, in style and in life. I love the t-shirt and think its amazing that you are involved, coming together to fight is most important xxx

  • Kathy

    I can’t imagine what that must have felt like to be diagnosed with cancer. I’ve had some scares in my life with benign lumps in my breasts which had to be removed. Luckily none of them where cancer but I know how scary just even thinking about the possibility can be. I felt this way during the time I was waiting for the biopsies to be done. I’m so glad yours was curable. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us and for bringing awareness to early detection. I really hope a cure is found soon.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

  • Carrie

    In April 2016 I am running The London Marathon for Macmillan Cancer Charity. My very good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer this year and she is only in her 30s. Although like yourself, she is now cancer free, she still struggles with the fear of this returning and Macmillan offer counselling, amongst other services for people in her postion. I am running to celebrate her life and to support other sufferers and future sufferers. I am so glad you are cancer free- this is such a tough journey and I wish you health and happiness x

  • love this whole look but those SHOES! amazing

    xoxo

    http://thedemeler.com

  • farrah

    sending you positive vibes, I was shocked and never thought as you are always vibrant and on the go, I remember you from Singapore from way back… bless you :)

  • Natali

    Girl, you are amazing!! Thanks for speaking up! Half of my family died because of cancer and I have genetic predispositions for that too, but I’m very much aware of what I can do in order to prevent it from happening. Power to you girl!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • cancer is very scary and many people avoid this because they think it cant or simply wont happen to them … honestly? I’m 23, have cervix precancerosis, breasts lipomas and many, seriously many moles which i am very scared of because lets be honest, everyone sunbathes time to time … do I think cancer cant meet me? Nope. I do everything i can to prevent cancer such as check ups, ultrasounds and meeting with my dermatologist. Of course I can have a melanoma, cervix cancer or breast cancer, I am a person, ordinary person and cancer isnt picky. So it definitely can happen. For us, in 21th century, prevention is much, much easier and most of the time even free. At this pont it costs nothing, only little bit of time and I am more than willing to give up some of that time to be sure I do maximum for my help, my comfort and mental calm.
    Huge fan of you and your strong personallity, hopefully you are 1000% healthy by now

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  • Ana Rita Grácio

    I´m glad You´re ok. You´re fierce girl! Unfortunately there are also many children dying of this stupid disease. There was a little girl here in Portugal, called Leonor (Nônô) who made all our country cry for her – she was so strong, so smiling… she was a warrior… it was a lesson for all of us the way she dealed with her disease… Now there is a movement to fight child cancer called “Nônô´s Apprentices” and another one, to accept the pain of loosing someone You love for cancer, called “Accept and Smile”. I just wish cancer would get cancer and dye…
    (Leonor “about video” is here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4xlajqY1bE )

  • claudia

    Love the denim culottes and the shoes OMG they’re so stunning!
    xx
    Claudia
    http://www.trendenciesblog.com

  • I can’t believe it’s been a year since your diagnosis Charlotte. So pleased you came through the other side. Cancer has no prejudices, no boundaries & I long for the day when we find a cure for this disease. My sister had cancer at the age of 23, so it’s a charity I choose to support.

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Lia Kaasjager

    Mooi stukje Char, je zegt weinig en tegelijkertijd veel. Heel sterk en gaaf hoe je erdoor gekomen bent. Mijn vader en broertjes zijn erg blij en trots want ik ben inmiddels al bijna twee maanden gestopt met roken. Iets waar ze al op hamerden sinds mama haar diagnose en nog geen zes maanden later bij haar overlijden. We kunnen veel zelf doen gelukkig maar het is zeker belangrijk dat er awareness komt en geld voor goede research. Erg mooi dat je met deze partner(s) samenwerkt voor dit goede doel. Succes!!! Veel liefs xxxxxxx

  • Honorata

    I cannot imagine how difficult and emotional that time was for you and your family!But you won and you are the example that it’s possible all together with medical help,self-determination and support from the dearest ones!Take care Charlotte:))))

  • fashion altitude

    I remember the time last year when you were diagnosed with Thyroid cancer because this is what attracted me to your blog in the first place and why I became a regular reader. Your simplicity in explaining what you went through along the way is/was so touching and so positive. You also looked beautiful in the photos and this beauty came from the inside. This disease is frightening and prevention is everything . It concerns everyone. So I support cancer Research campaign. I am happy for you and your family you are healed. Take care dear Charlotte
    xxMireille
    http://www.fashionaltitude.com

  • Mariska Oldenburg

    Wat mooi geschreven Charlotte! Mijn moeder heeft borstkanker overwonnen en zou haar graag zo’n tshirt willen geven in de strijd tegen kanker..

    http://fashion-hooked.blogspot.nl/

  • Lulu

    It’s great the desease could not break you! I hope there will exist a cure for every camcer soon…

  • anAglsz

    Cancer doesn’t know our families, our friends, interests or lives… we are all vulnerable to it. Prevention and visiting the experts are the key to win the battle.
    Best wishes.

  • Nerdy Florale

    I can’t even begin to imagine what kind of mental, emotional & physical turmoil you must of endured during your diagnosis. I have known maybe one or two people be affected with some type of cancer. The uncertainty that comes with it, the constant & consuming truth that we are not immortal. And that it can effect anyone. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. I’m very happy to hear that you are doing better now. Anyone can survive, I think it takes a lot of courage to say I’m gonna fight this. I am a warrior. Bring it on. I love your blog, I’m very appreciative to Instyle Magazine for introducing me, the reader, to you. Much love & support! Let’s stand up to cancer!

  • Maggie

    You are brave and beautiful! I am a new reader and I’m very grateful to have found your blog! Keep going strong! ;)

    -Maggie
    maggieinthemoon.com

  • Areti

    Hi Charlotte,I’ve been reading your blog for about a year, and I want to tell you that six years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully I ‘ve survived and I have the chance to raise my daughter and take care my family.Even now, six years later i’m writing this and my eyes are full of tears.

  • Charlotte i have been following you 3 years now and I was “lucky” enough to follow you on this horrific journey too.. Don’t get me wrong!!. By saying “lucky” I mean that… watching you continue your life, keep doing what you love and above ALL, enjoying your time with your kids and your husband made me feel that nothing worth having comes easy.. You fought for your life and I think this made you feel stronger. I wish all the very best for the future to you and your family and we all be here to enjoy this journey with you :D

    Xx Maria
    stylefax blogspot com

  • Joanna Dawczyk

    Dear, I’m glad you’re good!
    I’ve just checked myself in GP, I was overreacting, but it’s better like that than late.
    Thank you for shearing this story with us, maybe it will encourage more young people to take care about themselves.

    Cheers from chilly Bayswater ;)

  • Ángela Moral

    I remember when you told on the blog, I think it was also a shock to all readers, but the important thing is that a year after you’re here a lot stronger

    Kisses from Spain :)

  • Jada Nicola

    Thank you so much for sharing your story! I have family members that have been affected by cancer. Your style is impeccable and I am happy that you are able to continue doing what you love! Gorgeous boots by the way!

    http://thegirlfromconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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