Public Service Announcement
Today here in T-Town, it's Race For The Cure day. I can't participate because I'm heading out of town for a baby shower, but it holds even more meaning this year. This past week one of my sisters was diagnosed with breast cancer. A sibling. Cancer. We've had a hellacious week, but nothing compared to the week she's had. This insidious disease just keeps going; attacking at random and we all have to work together to find a cure. We all know someone who has had breast cancer, or know of someone. I've already lost someone who died right after reaching the 5-year survival mark of this damn disease.
So, dear friends and readers, do your monthly self-exams. Schedule a mammogram if you're nearing 40, or are over 40 and haven't had one for a while. Consider participating in an event affiliated with The Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Personally, I've found the Breast Cancer 3-Day to be an amazing experience if you are up to walking 60 miles, raising huge amounts of money and sleeping in tents overnight! ;-) Yes, I really have done it, and I'm crazy enough that I'm considering another one. There's a 3-Day in Cleveland in 2008.