Day 53: Lion hat

Day 53 – Chemo day. Lion #hatONit from Courtney. Though there was a little debate about whether the hat was a lion or a dog or a bear, Dr. Ko and I both have a hard time identifying animals so we deferred to Daniel. Thanks to Dan for joining me today! I am so thankful…

Day 52: Gold top hat

Day 52! I wore a gold top ‪#‎hatONit‬ today, because I knew I would be attending the opening event for the Schwerpunkt sculpture at the McGovern Institute at MIT (where I work most days). The sculpture consists of a 100 gold-leafed neurons, suspended from the ceiling, which from the right vantage point together form the…

Day 51: Vintage sun hat

Day 51 – Today I’ve got a vintage sun hat on and a big goofy grin because donations passed the $15k mark! I’m so excited! Thank you all! I am having a bit of a cranky evening workwise (internet is down at home, I keep discovering new ways Matlab is broken/undocumented), but my frustration lifts…

Day 50: Pompom hat

Day 50!!! Wow! Halfway point! I wore this pompom hat that I crafted with supplies from Courtney. It was a great conversation starter this afternoon at the beautiful Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center where I was attending Larry J Peacock’s retirement celebration. It was an inspiration to learn how Rolling Ridge has been transformed…

Day 49: University of Tennessee trilby

Day 49! I am supporting Austin’s alma matter with a ‪#‎hatONit from Jason and Megan. Another day of thesis-ing, followed watching two of last episodes of The Good Wife. (I’ve been saving them; I do not want the show to be over.) I can’t believe that tomorrow is the #hatONit halfway point! In celebration and…

Day 48: Rust orange brimmed hat

Day 48 – Rust orange brim #‎hatONit‬ on loan from Hannah! Today was a full day of self-care activities, starting with (talk) therapy, then pilates, then spa activities with Zuzana (as well as delicious dinner prepared by Austin and deep conversation with Zu). Given all the pictures this fundraising project requires, I have dialed my…

Day 47: Witch hat

Day 47 – Incredible witch #hatONit‬ on loan from Shirin. The pictures do not do this one justice, it’s got lots of wires in it so you can twist it any which way and bounces when you walk. (Also, does not clear all doorways.) My completely unscientific research indicates that this #hatONit, of all the…

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THE STORY: FOR 100 DAYS, I’LL WEAR CRAZY HATS TO SUPPORT CANCER CARE SERVICES AT BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER. I invite your support. Donate here. WHY? My name is Caroline Moore-Kochlacs. I am a PhD candidate in neuroscience at Boston University conducting research with MIT’s Synthetic Neurobiology Group, housed between the MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute…

Day 46: T. Rex hat

Day 46 – Today I’ve got a T. Rex ‪#‎hatONit‬ from Courtney! Look at those chompers! Spent the day looking at data and making figures, with a very satisfying break for pilates. I walked a lot yesterday and it felt so good to stretch out. The picture with the installation in it is from the…

Day 45: Delightful pink vintage hat

Day 45! A delightful pink vintage ‪#‎hatONit‬ came with me on the bus to ethics training, walking in the park with Franne, EmilyKate, and Kayle, and then to the office. I am tuning down from the day listening to a rousing conversation between friends Michelle Obama and Oprah. It’s like mainlining empowerment. Michelle Obama’s confidence…

Day 44: Perfect sunny day hat

Day 44*! This colorful ‪#‎hatONit‬ was purchased at Brimfield. Perfect for the sunny day and my trip to the farmer’s market. Less perfect when the wind picked up and it flew off. I want to share an interview with a breast cancer patient. Jay Kallio is interviewed about his experience as a transgender man diagnosed…