Way back when, I never knew there was a need for this month. Now, I know only too well. I remember being told that Catie had cancer, when we thought she had maybe cracked a rib. I remember the walls coming down in my mind, wondering how we would cope with that. I didn’t even want to think about living life without her. I remember our first day at Sloan-Kettering, when words like the N7 Protocol and chemotherapies and surgery were being spoken all around us.
Before my daughter Catie died, she knew she wanted to help other kids who had cancer. Catie felt lucky because when she was in treatment, she was able to do so many fun things. And that meant that even though she was sick, she could have good days. In February of 2000, my husband and I established the Catie Hoch Foundation (and she definitely wanted it to be “Catie” and not “Catherine.” The goal was to help kids take a break from cancer.
We hear those words at every wedding, but we often don’t think about them. And yet when death happens it rocks our world to the core. The hopes and dreams and plans that we had on our wedding day are no longer. The future that we thought we had planned is now completely changed. Larry died five years ago today. In some ways it doesn’t seem possible that five years have passed. And yet when I think about the changes that have happened since then, I am dumbfounded at all that has happened since then.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".