Wednesday, October 15, 2008


(Holy 2 posts in 1 day...crazy!)

I am a terrible niece! It is half way through October and I have not posted anything for breast cancer awareness. As many of you know, my aunt passed away back in June. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, had a mastectomy, chemo, everything, and beat it. While the cancer was gone, it left her body broken.  Her crazy, fun loving spirit never wavered, but her body just could not sustain itself and the continued need for medical attention. We all miss her dearly and think of her daily. 

My mom and I have worked or walked the Race for the Cure since 1993 and I continued the tradition with friends in college. It was amazing to me how people rallied around me when I had a lumpectomy at the age of 19 and have always felt that I would do what I could to support others. My aunt brought that all a little closer to home than I ever wanted.

So, in support of breast cancer awareness month, please visit the Susan G. Komen website. You can do a variety of things to support the cause from test drive a car, run/walk/work the 5k, buy a number of items, or just wear a ribbon. It is a great site for information about the disease too.

There are a lot of other sites and products for purchase that donate to breast cancer foundations.  I will try and post a slew of them tomorrow.  Just know that almost anything light pink donates a portion of their proceeds.  That covers everything from nail polish and lip stick to great shoes to kitchen appliances and vacuum cleaners.
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1 comment:

Monica said...

Nik's vb team just had a "Dig for the Cure" night and raised more than $3000 for cancer research. It's a shame how many people I know who have had breast cancer...the one I fear most.