Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Help Find A Cure

A very good friend of mine is very active in the fight against breast cancer. Each year she participates in a grueling 3 day walk for the cure. She does want to have as many sponsors as possible. You can find the link for her donation page here. She will be walking in the Boston area Aug 3-5. So get out there and show your support for this worthy cause.

The Susan B. Komen For the Cure has locations in many cities throughout the US. You can sign up yourself or sponsor someone in your local area. The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight against breast cancer. Participants commit to fundraising, training and dedicating an entire weekend to the cause.
Breast Cancer 3-Day participants travel an average of 20 miles a day during each event, raising
awareness for breast cancer programs and breast health messages along the way. Participants are provided meals, snacks, liquids, mobile showers, tents, safety guidelines, 24-hour medical support –all resources needed for a safe and memorable experience.

This year, more than 200,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will lose their lives to the disease. A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. Every 13 minutes, the disease claims another life.

On a more personal note---this is a very important cause for me. My son lost his father and I lost my best friend to breast cancer. People tend to over look the fact that men are stricken with this also. My son's father did. He discovered the lump and did nothing about it for a year---by then it was too late. He did fight for awhile--then just gave up when it got to be too much. He died just 10 days before our son's 17th birthday. My son is now 24 and not a day goes by that he doesn't wish his dad was here.

So if you have suffered through this or know someone who has---get involved---if you don't have money to give---something everyone can afford to give is their time......


Bipolar Wellness Writer said...

Very nice blog! I appreciate your info on breast cancer. A good friend just had a lumpectomy and a number of friends have caught it early and are thriving!

Best of luck with all this!