Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thinking Pink

There are a lot of wonderful things about the Fall but one of my favorites is breast cancer awareness month in October.  Every year my girlfriends and I get together in honor of our friend Crotch's mother who passed away from breast cancer.  Oh, her real name isn't actually Crotch but it's a spin-off of her last name.  We have a lot of fun with this when we're in public.

8 years ago when Crotch was only 17 years old her mom died of breast cancer.  Actually, her doctors told her that they had removed the tumor with surgery and that she didn't need chemo, which was so very wrong.  Had she had the chemo she might still be alive today.

That doesn't change the fact that Crotch and her sister won't have the physical presence of their mother on their wedding day.  No mom to help shop for a fancy white dress.  When they have their babies, they'll have no mother to help; to change dirty diapers, to offer a sleepover for the new baby to offer them a respite.  As a mother, it breaks my heart.  As a friend, it breaks my heart.  As a human being it breaks my heart.  Think of all the times you rely on your mom for help, love, and support.  Think of her being gone.

There are far too many mothers, aunts, sisters, friends, wives, daughters, and cousins lost each year to breast cancer.  I'm asking for your help.  If you want to sponsor our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, click HERE.  Even if it's just a dollar, every little bit helps. That's less than a cup of coffee.  If you can't help financially or don't feel comfortable doing so, maybe you can offer up a prayer for Crotch's mom and all the other women and men suffering from breast cancer.  If we all unite maybe we can make the word "cancer" synonymous with "smallpox" and "bubonic plague" in that they are extinct.
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K A B L O O E Y said...

We're doing it too -- my family is rife with breast cancer and my mom is a two-time survivor. It's terrific to read of how you're supporting your friend.

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Good luck! It's a fabulous cause that we, as women, should all support.

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