Oct is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While I am one of the lucky ones and have never had to deal with breast cancer myself, I have 2 close friends who both have had to have mastectomies due to breast cancer. One is a fairly new friend, I've known her about 3 years, I met her when she first was diagnoised and she was going through chemo, was bald and would wear these beautiful scarfs on her head but was FULL of life, defying all odds. She's an awesome person, early 50's and I just LOVE to go out with her now for karaoke. She looked it in the eye and said, "YOU will NOT kill me" and it didn't.
She began the process of a new boob, had some trouble and set back but now is on the right track again...
And then there is my oldest friend in the world. We met when we were 15. Our bdays are only 5 days apart. We met in Scotsdale Az for the one year we attended boarding school (at the insistence of my grandmother, since I'd been living on the street for nearly a year) My friend, has had a difficult time health wise. First at age 36, she had twin boys who passed at 1 day and 4 days it broke her heart as she had been trying for years to have children. Then diagonized with Breast Cancer. She had a double mastectomie and went through chemo. She and my other friend are surviours thank you to the technalogy these days. A bout of depression over whelmed her and then all of the sudden she was preganent again and is now the proud mother of an 7 year old beautiful girl, Hannah. She's doing awesome and is in remission as his my other friend, but that doesn't mean the fight is over.
Today, my contribution to help finacially was to purchase pink reuseable marketing bags which are way cool. As well as a few other items that will benefit Susan B Golmam (spelling?) fund.
What have you done to help raise money?