Friday, October 8, 2010

{Think Pink} Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Free BCA party circle printable courtesy of The TomKat Studio.

Do I check myself regularly? Yes.
Did I know, before this year, that October was Breast Cancer Awareness month?  No.
Did I ever expect the "Big C" to hit so close to home?  No.
Am I scared out of my mind?  YES.

This morning, someone very near and dear to me lost her left breast to cancer.  Everything happened so fast.  A routine mammogram showed abnormalities, the cancer was confirmed, treatment plans were discussed, tests were run, more cancer was discovered.  

This woman is a very strong woman and I know she'll pull through this.
She is determined and courageous.
She won't back down without a fight.
She is a survivor.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kim over at The Tomkat Studio is offering these fabulous free printable party circles (Thanks, Kim!  You're the breast... I mean, BEST!).  So bake some cupcakes, decorate them and share them with your mom, your sister, your girlfriends, your aunt and your grandma as a reminder to check yourself monthly for anything out of the ordinary.  

It could save your life.

2 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your friend. Sending good vibes your way. Scared here too. Lots of history in my family and just had a scare with the mother in law as well. It's hard not to worry, but all you can do is try to live a healthy life and watch for anything out of the ordinary. Yay for breast cancer awareness month.

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  2. It is so scary. I am so sorry about your friend. Cancer is horrible. The kids & I were just in NY for my stepbrother's (Elaine's son) funeral. Lung cancer at 40. So terribly sad. It was a quick trip or else I would have loved to meet up.

    Thank you for sharing the file! I hope all is well. Your photo wall idea for the boys is genious!

    Miss you,
    Kimmi

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