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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Denver
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - this year celebrating 25 years of awareness, education, and empowerment. Race for the Cure events are being held worldwide this month to remind women to have their annual mammograms and to work together so that more women might live. My sister is a breast cancer survivor and participated in the walk in Denver this past weekend. She's such a sweet, gentle soul. I'm so fortunate to have her for my sister . . . and as my hero.

At the start of the race

To find out more about breast cancer and how you can be involved please visit the Breast Cancer Awareness Month website.

Have you had your mammogram this year?


Koala Bear Writer said...

25 years doesn't seem like very long for something that is so big today, but I guess it started somewhere. Good for your sister. I know a few other people racing too.

Erica Vetsch said...

Yep, just a couple weeks ago.

I'm sitting at my local coffee shop, and all the decorations are bright pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. They're taking donations of cash or bags of purchased coffee for our local Hope Lodge which provides a place for cancer patients to stay while visiting the Mayo Clinic.

This is a horrible disease, and I hope we all fight to stamp it out forever!

carla stewart said...

Hi Koala Bear! Your comment made me smile. I remember when the Susan G. Komen foundation was started. We lived in Dallas then, and that's where it all began. Makes me feel really old :-))

I agree, Erica, it's a terrible disease that has touched both our lives. I do like the happy, pink color as a sign of femininity and hope.

Donna said...

I want to thank all of you for your support. I don't really feel like a hero ... thank you anyway, sis. Denver's guest speaker at the Race for the Cure was Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G Komen Foundation. She was very inspiring, and I'm glad I had the good fortune to hear her speak.

Patti Lacy said...

Oh, thank you for sharing, Carla!
I just flew to Dallas and read an inspiring article in the AA flight magazine about Nancy Brinker and her promise to her sister Susan.

May God heal women afflicted with this disease!!! Special blessings to your sister.