My Blue Dots Events

Past Events

A great hostess gift or thank you

June 9, 2016

We are shipping our elegant cobalt blue reusable shopping bags that are eco-friendly and easily roll up to a lightweight and portable package. Our bags have been tested for strength and safety and hold up to 44 pounds. Instead of using plastic bags, our reusable shopping bags allow you to help promote a positive culture of reuse and reduce waste....

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A “Thank you” Gift

June 1, 2016

Today we are shipping our ornaments to a cancer warrior. She wanted to thank all of those who stood with her during her treatments by sending them this one of a kind piece of blown glass art work. How very thoughtful of her to remember them with this beautiful gift. ...

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Something Borrowed and Something Blue

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

March 1, 2016

This bride did carry something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. This ‘Standing With You’ pin was not only blue but it was to honor all those she knew who were going through or had gone through a cancer challenge. What a thoughtful and compassionate thing for this bride to do....

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The Stanford-Berkeley Stem Cell Consortium

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

January 20, 2016

Sue McCollum with Dr. Irving Weissman at the Stanford-Berkeley Stem Cell Consortium at Stanford University sponsored by The Siebel Foundation. The consortium brings together the top physician-scientists to share the research they are doing with stem cells and bring this research to new stages. ...

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Stanford University Medical School

Dr. Rankin with Dr. Koong

January 3, 2016

"The future depends on what we do in the present." Mahatma Gandhi Dr. Rankin’s research focuses on developing therapies to prevent and treat the leading cause of cancer related deaths – tumor metastasis. Dr. Erin Rankin PhD- Stanford University Medical School is supported by My Blue Dots. ...

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Lunch with Dale Chihuly

Photo of Sue McCollum with Dale Chihuly

December 22, 2015

Dale Chihuly is creative, interesting, thoughtful and alive with new ideas and interests. My Blue Dots is so pleased to have gifted to Stanford the Chihuly Chandelier, located in the Lorry I Lokey Stem Cell Building at Stanford University to honor those who wear the blue dots as well as to encourage those doing research in that building. Mixing...

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St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation

Megan Thomas, Chief Development Officer

December 17, 2015

St. Luke's Wood River Foundation in Ketchum, Idaho was given twenty copies of Sue McCollum's book, Sun Valley Christmas. to bring some Holiday cheer to those in the Hospital as well as the Oncology Department. This delightful little book, about Christmas in Sun Valley, is for sale on Amazon.com. All proceeds support the work of My Blue Dots. ...

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Stanford Holiday Tree 2015

2015 Stanford University Medical Center Christmas Tree

December 7, 2015

The Holiday Spirit is here and My Blue Dots is once again decorating a beautiful Christmas tree to give as a gift of love and hope to those going through their treatments in the Radiation/Oncology Department at Stanford University Medical Center. It is with joy and gladness that we give this gift....

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St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital Standing With You Posters

St Lukes Staff with My Blue Dots Posters

December 1, 2015

The Infusion Team at St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital in Ketchum, Idaho displays the Standing With You posters that will be in their waiting room to encourage their patients. The pins and posters are a give back from My Blue Dots to them. Thank you Karen, Marvin, and Nicole for all you do each...

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Camp Kesem Event

Beverly Mitchell and Jeffrey Sweet

November 15, 2015

My Blue Dots is honored to support the work of Camp Kesem at Stanford University by gifting them 250 of our Standing With You pins for the counselors and team to wear. The non-verbal message of wearing these pins show that they are standing with the parents and campers throughout their difficult cancer journey. Thank you, Camp Kesem for your love...

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Sharon Heights Golf Club Local Nonprofit Fundraiser

Sue at Sharon Height with The Blue Dots Book

October 20, 2015

  On Tuesday October 20, 2015 Sue McCollum attended the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club 2015 Charity Fall Fest. The event was held to support local cancer nonprofits including My Blue Dots. At the tournament Sue thanked the members and for their ongoing support over the years and introduced her recently released children’s book,...

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Stanford Living Well With and Beyond Cancer Event

Blue Dots Book Cover

August 29, 2015

My Blue Dots is proud to share our involvement at the 2nd Annual Living Well With and Beyond Cancer Event that is held each year at Stanford. My Blue Dots introduced the “The Blue Dots” Children Book to the world for the first time. “The Blue Dots” book explains to children the meaning of the blue dots through the story of a young boy...

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Sue McCollum meets Four Star General Stan McChrystal (Ret.)

July 6, 2015

At a fundraiser for Higher Ground, a Sun Valley based nonprofit supporting veterans, Sue McCollum had the pleasure of meeting U.S. Army Four Star General Stan McChrystal (Retired). McChrystal inquired about Sue's My Blue Dots pin and after learning more, wanted one to wear to support his friend on his cancer...

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A Celebration of Champions

June 21, 2015

This performance featured 8 extremely dedicated figure skaters whose elegance and artistry inspire hope, healing and health. We hope you enjoyed watching future champions while helping to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research. The genesis of this show came about because Amanda Koong wanted to honor her grandmother, Jean Koong,...

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Sue visits the Stanford Radiation and Oncology Department

May 21, 2015

In the Radiation/Oncology Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine the therapists and staff wear the My Blue Dots pin to say they are Standing with You as their patients go through their cancer experience. A Blue Dot pin is also given to each patient when they complete their treatments along with the poem My Blue Dots. Sue...

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Sue McCollum Guest Speaker in Dr. Albert Koong’s Class

May 19, 2015

Sue McCollum was a guest speaker in Dr. Albert Koong’s class, Clinical Cancer Therapy on May 19, 2015. She shared her view of what the patients journey was like when they are going through a cancer treatment. Sue is continues to be amazed at the focus, passion, and vision these young medical student have for their...

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Castilleja Girls School Cancer Club supports My Blue Dots

May 13, 2015

It has been a joy working with the girls at Castilleja to encourage them to look at science as a career. As a give back to their community and their interest in helping to find a cure for cancer My Blue Dots has partnered with them for several years. On May 13, 2015 Sue McCollum met with these young ladies to discuss some very interesting and...

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The Endowed Professorships at Stanford School of Medicine

March 9, 2015

Albert Koong, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Chair for Clinical Operations at the Department of Radiation Oncology is the inaugural holder of a Professorship in the department. This Chair was presented by Dean Lloyd Minor of the Stanford University School of Medicine on March 9, 2015. It was a wonderful celebration and acknowledgement of his work in...

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Dale Chihuly and Sue McCollum

December 29, 2014

Glass artist Dale Chihuly, who designed the beautiful Te Stelle Di Lapislazzuli Chandelier for My Blue Dots and Sue McCollum meet each year for lunch in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho. It is always a delightful time for these two to meet and share their lives with each other. Dale continues to create magnificent pieces of art around the world...

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Blue Dots Ornaments

December 21, 2014

Our Blue Dots ornaments are all packaged ready to go. They are offered to those who would like to give a friend or loved one something meaningful and unique for Christmas. Each ornament is hand blown and one of a kind representing how each person is also unique and one of a kind. They are presented with a blue dot ribbon as well as a card with...

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Holiday Trees – Stanford University School of Medicine

December 5, 2014

For several years we have placed trees at Stanford during the holiday season. This Blue Dots Christmas Tree was placed in the Radiation Oncology Department on December 5th, 2014 to say to the patients that they are not alone in their cancer challenge. We continue to stand with them bringing hope, healing, and health with our beautiful, one of...

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Camp Kesem at Stanford University

November 16, 2014

Sue McCollum is with Trevor Kalkus and Skye Moody (two counselors) at the Camp Kesem Fundraiser. The camp is run by Stanford Students. The campers are children who are dealing with a parent who is going through a cancer challenge. The Stanford Students each have a young person that they care for and support throughout the year. Camp Kesem...

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A Celebration – Dr. Irving Weissman’s 75th Birthday

October 17, 2014

Sue McCollum with Dr. Irving Weissman On October 17, the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine had two special events to honor the Institute’s Director, Dr. Irving Weissman. A Symposium on Scientific Translations: Celebrating the Past and Generating the Future was held discussing the many projects Dr. Weissman...

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Blue Dots Inspiring Hope, Healing & Health

August 2, 2014

My Blue Dots and the families and counselors of Camp Kesem at Stanford decorated The Branches of Bryant in Palo Alto, CA with handmade paper mache blue dots by Camp Kesem campers. The Blue Dots were created by a group of third to sixth grade campers to honor cancer warriors everywhere with Hope, Healing and Health. Each handmade dot was hung...

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A Celebration of Champions

June 29, 2014

This performance will feature 10 extremely dedicated figure skaters whose elegance and artistry will inspire hope, healing and health. Come and watch future champions while helping to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research. The genesis of this show came about because Amanda Koong wanted to honor her grandmother, Jean Koong, a...

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Sue McCollum Guest Speaker in Dr. Koong’s Class

May 14, 2014

Sue McCollum was a guest speaker in Dr. Albert Koong’s class, Clinical Cancer Therapy on May 15, 2014. She shared with the students her view of what the patients journey was all about when they are going through a cancer treatment. Sue is constantly amazed at the focus and passion these young medical student have for their...

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Looking for something special and meaningful? Order your limited edition Eco Bags  or purchase them at Whole Foods Palo Alto. Our elegant cobalt blue reusable shopping bags are eco-friendly and easily roll up to a lightweight and portable package. Our bags have been tested for strength and safety...

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My Blue Dots & Silicon Valley Gives

May 6, 2014

Thousand of bay area residents and companies supported non-profits like My Blue Dots during Silicon Valley Gives' 24-hour online fundraiser on May 6, 2014. This event, sponsored by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, aimed to inspire and unite our local community in supporting philanthropic causes. Donations were collected through...

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My Blue Dots Fantasy Ball

April 1, 2014

My Blue Dots is hosting our annual ball! It will be the party you won’t want to miss. You can RSVP for our No-Event Fantasy Ball by joining us here or by sending your check the address below. Your tax-deductible contributions are essential to help our mission to eliminate cancer as a major health concern. We envision a world where...

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Stem Cell Tour with Castilleja School

Kipp Weiskopf and Aaron Ring, Stanford graduates and winners of 2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition

January 29, 2014

My Blue Dots hosted the girls from Castilleja School, a private girls school in Palo Alto, CA. to tour the Lorry. I. Lokey Stem Cell Building and learn about the important research conducted by Stanford doctors and scientists. It was an amazing afternoon filled with hope as we heard about the cutting edge research being conducted. We...

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