Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Walking for a cause

This past Sunday, our little bean got to join her mamas for the first time in an event we’ve participated in for the past 6 or 7 years – the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.  Before today, Georgia and I had never had a family member diagnosed with breast cancer.  That changed this afternoon when Georgia’s mom told her that an aunt, who we love so very much, was just diagnosed this morning.  We’re still making sense of it but ask that if you’re the praying kind, please say a little prayer for her.

My closest friend’s mom, who is like a second mom to me, battled breast cancer for several years while we were growing up.  Since her remission another close friend from work was diagnosed with breast cancer at 26 years old and battled the disease for a year.  I am so happy to report that she too is now in remission.  I think these are the stories that give me hope that the doctors found aunt M’s cancer early enough and that she is going to be ok.

I am sure that we have all been impacted by breast cancer whether it be directly or indirectly through a friend or family member.  It is a devastating form of cancer that does not discriminate.  It attacks women of all ages, races, religions and lifestyles.  This is why awareness and fundraising is so important.

I am very proud of the fact that the company I work for is a strong supporter of breast cancer research and raises money each year to help in finding the cure.  This year my department held two fundraisers, the first being a burrito breakfast and the second, a nacho party and while we only raised a few hundred dollars, my organization ended up raising $3,428.00 for future research!  The main reason I’m sharing this is to show how important it is to get involved in the movement and that EVERY little bit helps.

If you would like to donate or get ideas on how you too can fund-raise, click here.

Our walk on Sunday was 5 miles and Grace did so well.  She happily scooted along in her stroller enjoying the sunshine and her snacks until we neared the finish line before growing restless.  G held her for the last 20 minutes or so, which she loved because that gave her the opportunity to see more of the action.  This little gal of ours is quite the social butterfly!  It was a fun day full of emotion and encouragement for the survivors present and the families of those who were not there to walk and while this event has always been important to us, after today’s news, it is all that much more significant.

2 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about Georgia's aunt! I do commend you for taking Grace to these things. It's so awesome to see you exposing her early to all the small things, the walks and charities. Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much! My mom is a philanthropist and raised us to get involved in everything we can! I hope to do the same with baby girl. :)

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