Friday, September 28, 2007

Think Pink

Last night I attended a fundraiser for a friend and neighbor of mine who is walking in the Breast Cancer 3-Day in 2 weeks. She is walking 20 miles a day for 3 days to raise funds and awareness for Breast cancer in honor of her mother, also my neighbor, who lost her battle last year. This cause is becoming nearer and dearer to my heart each year. My own mother-in-law is a 10-year breast cancer survivor and, as you know, I am now a proud member of Team Whymommy.

Whymommy will be walking in her own Susan G. Koman race, as a survivor. If you haven't been by her site lately, I encourage you to do so. And to pray for her. I don't know if Whymommy believes in prayer or not, but I know I do, and I know a lot of my readers do, so please say a prayer for her as she struggles to beat this disease and live to raise her babies.

Now here's what you can do:

  • First of all. Take care of yourself. Pay attention to changes in your body. Do your breast exams. Get your mammograms. Be your own advocate for your health. And remind your friends.
  • If you want to make a financial donation you can do it through the link I posted or through my WME buddy. The Daily Spawn will also be walking in the 3-day and has a button her her site to donate as well.
  • And here's the fun one. GO TO Mod*Mom's Blog. DYSON IS GIVING AWAY A FREE PINK BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DYSON. The instructions are how to enter are there. But really, who doesn't want a Dyson? It's the vacuum that has even a domestic nightmare like me drooling. AND IT'S PINK! And what isn't better in Pink? I mean I really want this vacuum. But it's like $400. Although The Man might actually pay that if it meant I would use it from time to time.
So go ahead, do something good, share the news about Breast Cancer and Enter the Contest.

Because 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. So if it's not you, it will be someone you know. Which makes this a battle we should all be fighting.


Chrissy said...

Good for you. I'm joining the Whymommy team, too, probably this weekend.

And I could really use a pink vaccuum. Who couldn't.

Kyla said...

Thanks for this. It is a great cause and a dreamy vacuum. Did I use dreamy and vacuum in the same sentence? I think I must be ill. LOL.

thirtysomething said...

Wow. 20 miles per day for three days?!! THAT is amazing.
And, a pink vacuum, how totally cool is that.
And I will go check out Whymommy's site, never been there, but sounds like one that is not to miss out on. THanks!

painted maypole said...

great post!

June said...

Oh let me tell you! That pink dyson is AWESOME! My man let me buy it a year ago, and yes, I actually do use it more! LOVE IT! After all, how couldn't you love a PINK vacuum? And of course some of the purchase went to Breast Cancer Awareness, so all the better!

gail said...

last month my 82 yr old mother just found out she has breast cancer. she had surgery 10 days ago and is now looking at chemo. my heart aches for her and others who are dealing with this dreadful disease.

God bless you! gail

Margi said...

I'm walking in Arizona in 31 days - wish your friend the best of luck and happiness from all of us with Team C R Bs!! (

Emily said...

I love PINK!