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Sunday, 2 October 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
and I would like to take this opportunity to say
a HUGE thank you to everyone who walked
and/or ran today in Canada's
 CIBC Run for the Cure!

The statistics for breast cancer are such that
it is near impossible not to know someone
(or many) who have been affected.

My dear friend LM and her son walked
today in the rain.....

R with his Pink Ribbon Tattoo 

As a survivor I can tell you there's no
better gift than to be in someone's thoughts
and prayers!  I don't talk about it a lot but am
happy to share my story if it helps anyone at
any time to lighten their worries.  I am one of
the fortunate ones.  My dear sister Jewel was not
so lucky and succumbed at the young age of 43
to this nasty disease. 

Julie & I when we were young.....

It changed my life when she died and needless
to say affected me even further when I fought
my own fight. 

What I learned.....
Take nothing for granted, don't
be held hostage by your past and never,
ever postpone joy!

With love and a glad heart.....
Think Pink!


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Shannon said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friend. I too lost a dear friend to breast cancer, but I have so many more friends like you that have beat it! Great advice!

Mandy said...

Peggy thank you for sharing, changing tough circumstances into positive ones and using it to change other's lives.

Char @ DivaEntertains said...

Thanks so much for sharing your story!