Monday, October 11, 2010

Think Pink!

Sunday was such an amazing day because I had the chance to participate in The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. It was an absolutely phenomenal experience. I walked in honor of my beautiful Aunt Susanna who kicked Breast Cancer's behind many years ago. I had the chance to met a wonderful girl Lindsey that was walking in honor of her mother who survived breast cancer TWICE. We walked together sharing stories and her story was amazing and very touching. Although her mother has gone through incredible trials Lindsey says her mother is stronger than ever.

We also had a chance to speak to two wonderful people who were walking in the name of their friends. An Aunt and a Niece who were battling breast cancer together. I almost cried when I found out the niece was only 10 years old. TEN YEARS OLD! It is crazy to think someone so young has to go through a debilitating and potentially fatal disease. It wears on my heart to think that so many woman's longevity it attacked by this cancer.

My hope is one day there will be a CURE to Breast Cancer. Hopefully the lives of grandmothers, mothers, daughters, nieces and cousins will not be unjustly cut short.


Brea said...

What an awesome event! I wish they had things like that around here, but unfortunately if they do, I haven't heard about them.

I also know women who have been affected by breast cancer and it breaks my heart to see them go through this.. Here's to hoping we find a cure so that no other women have to suffer!

Reina said...

10!? Omg that breaks my heart. Good for you for doing this!! I volunteer every year for the LiveSTRONG challenge. It reminds me why I do it everytime I put on that yellow shirt.