Newly Published Breast Cancer Guide ‘Pays it Forward’ to Those in Need

"The Road Paved in Pink: A Practical and Personal Guide for Breast Cancer Patients" has an innovative twist. A “Pay it Forward” Program reaches people in need.

Online PR News – 07-September-2014 – Riverview, Florida – Breast Cancer Survivor and author, Shirley Alarie, presents "The Road Paved in Pink: A Practical and Personal Guide for Breast Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones" with an innovative twist. The generous “Pay it Forward” Program was designed to reach as many people in need as possible.

By request via her website, Alarie will send free “Pay it Forward” books to recipients recently diagnosed with breast cancer or their loved ones – with one stipulation. Customers requesting these books must be willing to log their first name and location on her website, and pass the book along to someone else in need when they are finished with it – and so on. As the books travel around the country helping people, their journey will be tracked on her website.

She will provide up to ten free copies per month for this purpose.

The 50-page "The Road Paved in Pink" is HELP and HOPE in a time of need.

Book Synopsis:

Lovey’s nightmare has begun. She’s been thrust into a terrifying and confusing journey, joining the nearly 250,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. If Lovey is fortunate, she has an excellent support team, also known as Angels. "The Road Paved in Pink: A Practical and Personal Guide for Breast Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones" offers help and hope to Lovey and her Angels. Author and breast cancer survivor Shirley Alarie presents a realistic, inspiring, and educational guide, covering the gamut of topics that Lovey and Angel may encounter.

At a time when life is spinning out of control, "The Road Paved in Pink" will arm Lovey and Angel with valuable information and the guidance needed to withstand the challenges ahead. Readers will be empowered by the love and support of the many others who have already traveled the same bumpy road.

Books can be purchased in softcover ($4.95) or e-book ($0.99), available through Amazon,, and Smashwords. All options are accessible via her website.

Author Bio:

Shirley Alarie spent the first twenty years of her career in an industrial manufacturing environment, running around the hamster wheel as fast as her legs would carry her. Her breast cancer diagnosis jammed on the brakes and forced her to put life in perspective. Her journey since breast cancer has been focused on making a positive difference in the world. Stepping off the hamster wheel has brought greater harmony to herself and her home. Her husband and furry baby appreciate that the "Crazy Lady" of the house is gone and a more "Mellow Mama" has taken her place.

"The Road Paved in Pink" is Part 2 of Shirley Alarie’s Breast Cancer Series, serving to heighten awareness of breast cancer reconstruction options. "Losing the Girls: My Journey Through Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Beyond" is her educational and inspirational memoir, written with the intention to entertain as well as spread awareness of nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM).