Saturday, October 3, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I posted last year about this, and I'm here again. Here's what I'm doing this year:

Hosting a shopping swap on my favorite site (paperbackswap.com) where we are all buying gifts for each other from stores/sites that will donate a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research.

Walking the 5k in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 17.

Rewarding anyone I know who gets or schedules a mammogram OR (if they aren't old enough to get need to start) gets their mom, aunt, friend, etc. to go get one.

And here's just one reason why -- this cause is important to me in a big way. My daughter's grandmother, my husband's mother, died from breast cancer, and I'm soooooo angry about that. She was one of the most decent, loving women I've ever known. I'm angry that my daughter won't know her grandmother. Won't visit her, cuddle with her, talk to her on the phone, draw her pictures. Won't grow up having another person on this earth love her unconditionally. I'm pissed that Jean won't know her granddaughter - this beautful, amazing girl who looks like her. Who is bright and funny and so full of life, and would love her so much.

Please please please, let there be a cure before my daughter grows up. Let this horrible thing be one less thing she needs to worry about.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Rhonda,

I understand your pain. My pain may not be the same as yours but cancer is cancer. It not only hurts the people suffering from it but their entire family to. I finding it an emotional, physical and financial draining disease. Good luck in getting your word out about this disease and your feelings.

Lynne from PBS