Author Launches Work-Life Balance Fable to Raise Funds for Women’s Cancer Services

With news of a good friend diagnosed with breast cancer, author, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur and business coach, Cathleen O’Connor takes action on behalf of a local charity offering peer counseling and other services for women facing breast and ovarian cancer. Now Live! A hamster named Harriet gives voice to working women!And writes her own advice column!

Online PR News – 18-June-2010 – – OSSINING, NY – June 12, 2010 – Cathleen O’Connor, aka The Balance Whisperer, and author of Harriet Takes the Wheel, asks every be-all, do-all, exhausted woman to be part of a movement from frenzy to freedom. And, in the process, raise $5,000 through book sales for a charity in her home county of Westchester, NY.

With the current economy, donations to many organizations are down. But O’Connor believes her Internet grassroots campaign going woman to woman can make a difference – 20% of every sale will go directly to Support Connection, Inc. a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization based in Yorktown Heights, NY.

O’Connor hopes the campaign, running from June 12 to mid-September, 2010, will provide a major contribution to Support Connection’s most important fundraising & awareness event of the year: The Annual Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2010.

Contributions can be made through book purchases as well as direct donations from O’Connor’s website. Support Connection, Inc. was founded in 1996 and provides free, confidential support services to people across the country affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Services include peer counseling, support groups, wellness workshops, education, referrals and more. With Support Connection, those living with breast & ovarian cancer don’t have to face it alone. They can be reached through their toll free number at (800) 532-4290 or via their website:

As part of her campaign, author O’Connor is providing a guided imagery meditation designed to be used to maintain calm and peace while undergoing chemotherapy. This downloadable mp3 30-minute audio will be given free to anyone who asks. As a fun, added bonus, O’Connor has given her character, Harriet, her own blog. Advisor Harriet gives humorous advice to people and their furry companions on all work and life conundrums.

A webinar based on the book entitled The 7 Powers Every Woman Possesses is being offered free as a thank you to anyone who buys the book and also donates an additional $15 to Support Connection. In that seminar the author will share inspiring stories from women across the country of how they made unexpected life transitions, triumphed over adversity and found their own sense of empowerment.

about Cathleen O’Connor: A former corporate executive and wellness center owner, Cathleen is the author of The Everything Law of Attraction Dream Dictionary (Adams Media, 2010), an inspirational speaker, writer, and consultant providing workshops and mentoring services to individuals and organizations on new and effective approaches to work and life balance. A 30-year veteran of corporate life, Cathleen, known as The Balance Whisperer, loves to empower women by developing effective techniques in leadership and management that naturally flow from who they are. Please visit; and

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