Tuesday, October 2, 2012
What breaks your heart?
These days I'm trying to live life purposefully, rather than just write about it :)
So you may notice that it's just when I have something really important to say (or at least what I see as important), that I have the urge to share it here. Hope you don't mind!
Well, October is Pink Ribbon Month, so of course I'm encouraging you to support it...why wouldn't I? I'm a breast cancer survivor who wants to continue surviving. I don't want breast cancer to take me down. I don't want it to take anyone down. It makes me so angry that there are still people dying from this evil disease! Please help me do something to stop it. "Zero breast cancer deaths by 2030" is what National Breast Cancer Foundation Researchers are aiming to achieve and is the aim I'm passionate about supporting!
There are so many things that pull on my heart strings. Any illness is a tragedy, but I talk about breast cancer a lot because I can relate to it. And knowing, hearing about, or watching people suffering with this dreaded disease tugs on my heart so violently that it feels like that portion of my heart could be permanently broken. I know the loneliness and fear breast cancer brings about. I know the pain and loss it causes.
Which is why I always use my experience and my story to spread the word about how important breast cancer research is. It is breast cancer research that not only gives me hope for the future, but offers all of us hope!
So why not do something really simple to support this vital cause this month....host or attend a Pink Ribbon event...enjoy a cupcake or two...have fun with friends...celebrate and appreciate your healthy life & acknowledge that it's a luxury many others can't enjoy!