Sunday, 3 October 2010

Can You Spare 69 Seconds to Beat Breast Cancer

I came across a post on a blog that I follow called Romanian Princess this morning, and it caught my attention because it focused on a subject close to my heart.  Cancer.

The post asked that to support the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we take 69 seconds out of our day to do something to raise awareness of the disease.  It is important that we focus on this illness in order to improve the chances of finding a cure but also to show solidarity and support for those battling against the disease.

In recent years I have lost two friends to cancer - one to breast cancer - and in my lifetime, many dear family members have fought it with varying degrees of success.  My grandfather lost a kidney due cancer and my grandmother had colon cancer.  Both survived the disease, but the experience of watching them face the illness, even as a child, remains with me over 25 years later.

Cancer is a terrifying disease but one that can be challenged and hopefully, one day, cured.

In the spirit of raising awareness, can you please do something today that will pass this message along?  69 seconds is no time at all, and you can do your bit simply by tweeting or Facebooking this message (links at the bottom of this post), writing your own post, updating your Facebook status appropriately...anything.  Just pass the message along.

Cancer is strong, but if we can pull together to beat it, we are stronger.

Please do your bit......69 seconds is all it will take.


eof777 said...

Thnak you for sharing this... cancer is insidious and impacts all of our lives. I have posted about this before on Facebook.Following you from Relax Surf Sunday blog hop!
Glad to connect.

Terry said...

We all need to be more aware of breast cancer. GREAT post!!

I am a new follower from Surf Sunday Blog Hop. I would appreciate it if you could stop by and follow me back.

I am giving a Halloween Apron away 10/5 to one of my blog followers.

Tara said...

Cancer is indeed terrifying and it had torn my family apart at times, my mother has lost most of her family to it. We're raising breast cancer awareness at my work by wearing pink ribbons all through October. Great post! Thanks so much for following and linking up at Sisterhood Sunday! I'm following you now too :)


livingoutloud said...

Love your Blog!
I am a new follower, now.
found you at the blog hop.
Living Out Loud

Kristin said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Great post, thanks for posting this!
Your blog is sheer happiness.
I am now following you from Pink Chatter Sunday!
I would appreciate it if you could stop by.

KBraden said...

Great post! I am following you back! Thanks so much for the follow!

Jamarah Crafty Creations said...

Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Monday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers. Great post. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.Be sure to check my blog out

Mama Chocolate said...

Following you back!
Thanks for following!

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