Maddie Movement featured on Frugal Philly Mom


A few weeks ago I had the privilege of meeting Kerri Conner and her family at the Happy and Healthy Moms Fair at the Please Touch Museum. With our booths next to each other I listened to her speak about her inspiring story battling breast cancer and how she’s using her experience to make a difference.

Conner wrote “My Mommy Has Breast Cancer, But She Is Ok” with the purpose of inspiring young mothers with breast cancer, as well as their young children, to continue the fight. Readers join the main character Maddie and her mother as they embark on the journey from diagnosis to recovery.

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The ‘Maddie Movement’ focuses on giving children a basic understanding of the disease (in a fun environment), and showing them that, as the book title implies, while mommy may have breast cancer, she is going to be okay. The campaign, like the book, seeks to empower young people, from ages 2 to 12 and give them the tools of basic understanding.

For the month of October, Conner is kicking off the ‘Maddie Movement’, consisting of a variety events for breast cancer patients and survivors, and the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews in their lives.

So join in the ‘Maddie Movement’, put on your pink and come out to one or all of these free upcoming events!

10/9, noon-2pm: The Color Book Gallery, 6353 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19144. A Saturday afternoon that includes a reading of the book, activities and games for the family, and refreshments!

10/10, 10:30am-noon: Lolli Lolli Boutique, 713 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA , 19106. The perfect ‘Mommy and Me’ Sunday spent listening to a reading the book, over pastries and juice

10/21, 6pm-8pm: The Richmond Library, 2987 Almond Street Philadelphia, PA 19134-4955.  An early evening spent with Conner reading the book, and the community discussing the road those with Breast Cancer must travel

10/22, 4:45pm-6:30pm: Sweet and Sassy, 1460 Bethlehem Pike #270, North Wales, PA 19454. A fun Friday for pink pedicures, pink-frosted cupcakes , and readings of the book by local high school students who’s mothers have (or had) breast cancer.

These events and more can be found on the Events Calendar.

For more information on Kerrie Conner, her book and the ‘Maddie Movement’ please visit


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