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There are moments in life, when time stops and everything is affected from that moment forward.
That moment, for me, was when the blue dots were tattooed on my body to guide the path of the radiation
beams to kill the cancer. Because of this life altering experience, My Blue Dots was founded.

— Sue McCollum, Founder and Executive Director

We honor

cancer warriors who proudly wear the blue dots.

My Blue Dots Pin

We support and encourage those going through their cancer experience with our books, Moving On, before and after cancer and The Blue Dots, a children’s book. We gift blue dot pins as a badge of courage to those who complete their treatments at Stanford University Medical School and also offer pins, on our website, to those who are Standing With You as you go through this challenging time.

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We inform

others what the blue dots are and what we are doing.


In addition to telling our story, we aim to sprinkle the world with blue dot items as a symbol of hope and a vision of a world free of cancer. The blue dots are tattoos that are placed on your body before your radiation treatments to mark where the radiation beams should go.

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We give

to cancer research and cancer support programs.

Dr. Erinn Rankin PhD

We are currently supporting the cancer research being done in metastatic disease by Dr. Erinn Rankin PhD, Assistant Professor at the Stanford University Medical Center as well as working with and supporting cancer programs at the Stanford University Medical Center, St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital, Camp Kesem at Stanford University, and stem cell research at Stanford University.

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Video Feature

The My Blue Dots Story

In each life there are moments when time stops. This is a story about one of those moments, the moment Sue McCollum, founder of My Blue Dots, was told she had breast cancer. At that moment Sue decided to transform this blue dot symbol of fear into one of hope, healing, and health. This video tells the story of My Blue Dots. We hope Sue's story will inspire you to be proud of your blue dots and share your blue dots story to encourage healing, hope and health.

News & Events

My Blue Dots 'Standing With You' Pin in Bridal Bouquet

Something Borrowed and Something Blue

March 1, 2016

This bride did carry something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue...

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Sue McCollum and Dr. Irving Weissman at the Stanford-Berkeley Stem Cell Consortium

The Stanford-Berkeley Stem Cell Consortium

January 20, 2016

Sue McCollum with Dr. Irving Weissman at the Stanford-Berkeley Stem Cell Consortium at...

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Dr. Rankin with Dr. Koong

Stanford University Medical School

January 3, 2016

"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi Dr. Rankin’s...

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My Blue Dots Shop

Special Event! Skating for a Cure / 2016

This charity ice skating show will take place at the Ice Oasis in Redwood City on June 25, 2016 and is organized by Amanda Koong, a local Bay Area competitive figure skater, and My Blue Dots.

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Skating for a Cure 2016