Monday, April 24, 2006

Tie on your walking shoes and Race for the Cure!

After receiving a call from my gyno. that last week's mammogram shows a suspicious area requiring additional views, I decided that this is a good time to remind everyone about the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Check out the website below and see what you can do, whether it's a self-examination, reminding friends to do their monthly self-exams, or participating in a walk/run in your area.

http://www.komen.org/intradoc-cgi/idc_cgi_isapi.dll?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=298

This is the fourth time I've had this happen and I've been fortunate to have had negative results each time; I feel certain that will be the case this time as well. However, having witnessed a very dear aunt's battle with breast cancer, I am a strong supporter of breast cancer research and assistance for those who are struggling with it.

Breasts are very important to us throughout our lives. When we're young we wish for them, we entice young men with them, we nurture our children with them, soon after which we find ourselves wishing that nature and gravity were a little more considerate of them. As even more time passes, we find ourselves less concerned with their size or shape, simply hoping that they remain healthy.

So go buy those pink ribbon items that support breast cancer research and remind your friends to do their self-exams.

6 comments:

Kelley said...

Thanks for the reminder. It is very important and I think most of us neglect to check ourselves. I will also check out the site. I hope all goes well with your second check-up. Best wishes.

Cryna said...

Laurie - Thanks for the reminder, and especially of the self examination, I know that sometimes one gets lax with it when we are so busy in our every day life, and your reminder is a good one to slow down and do some important things no matter how busy.

I sincerely hope that your second checkup goes well, and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Cryna

Laurie D. said...

Thanks, Kelley and Cryna! I'm positive everything will be fine, but will feel better once I know for sure.

I think as women we need to support each other and if a simple reminder about breast health is all it takes to save a life, then let's all remind our friends!

Big hugs to you both.

Michelle B said...

Great topic Laurie and thanks for the reminder! I hope your tests come back negative again this time.

Michelle

Stacy~ said...

Amen Laurie. It's been on my mind a lot lately because several friends of mine from work have been diagnosed for breast cancer - it's really scary. Thank you for the reminder - and I'm praying your results come back with good news. Hugs sweetie.

Judy F said...

Hope everything goes ok for you. Sending you a million hugs