Friday, October 12, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this post is in support of this cause.



pink heart with breast cancer pink ribbon



I am dedicating this post to two dear friends who have passed away from breast cancer in the last few years.

Cathy was my mother's best friend for as long as I can remember. Her long red hair portrayed her exuberance for life and to know her was to like her. She lived every minute of her 56 years to the fullest.

Sally was the wife of my husband's best friend whom I met shortly after getting married. This big hearted lady always had a smile and I liked her the moment I met her. I think of Sally every time I make peanut butter fudge - her recipe for it is the most divine I have ever tasted. She was 43.

Neither of these ladies have breast cancer in their families. Both were mothers who were always on top of their yearly exams and mammograms. They were active and lived healthy lifestyles.

They will live on in the hearts of their friends and family, and we will continue to promote awareness and self care in their memories - as that is the way they would want it to be.




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24 comments:

  1. Great Breast Cancer Awareness post. A touching tribute to your friends.

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  2. Nice memories Kathy and fitting post. People never real die as long as we keep them alive in our minds and our hearts.

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  3. Very nice memorial to your friends.

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  4. I agree, WFW, they are always with us.

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  5. Very worth while cause. My step mother just finished up chemo. first battle was with breast cancer but she beat that. It returned later but she is up for the challenge again. Nice memorial kml.

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  6. A touching blog...what a wonderful friend you are. They would be very proud of you.

    My 100th post is Saturday..stop by for a visit!

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  7. Thanks, Rick. I hope for all the best for your step mom - sounds like she is one heck of a fighter.

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  8. Thanks, Neva - I will be stopping by shortly!

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  9. Beautiful post and photo!!! {{{HUGS!!!}}}

    JJ

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  10. Thanks, JJ, for stopping by and commenting.

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  11. A great post, my friend! Very, very well done!

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  12. Thanks for you kind words, Jos.

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  13. A minute of silence for your friends. Cancer is one of the top killers... Humans are so fragile..
    Fruity

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  14. Nice post.. cancer is one of our killers. My family lost many friends and relatives because of cancer.

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  15. I am sorry to hear that, DigitalShutterMania. It is most important for us to keep the fight going for our loved ones.

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  16. Kathy, thank you so much for supporting the October Breast Cancer Awareness. Your story is very touching, sorry to hear that. I saw this commercial for breast cancer just a day ago, and the message was when the mother has breast cancer, the father and the kids have one too, because they suffer as much as the victim. Thank you again. Anna :)

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