Something near & dear to my heart...
I have to admit, breast cancer used to be something that was not at the forefront of my daily concerns. I really never gave it a second thought, even though my grandmother had to have a radical mastectomy at a relatively young age. Recently, however, that has changed. A good friend of mine has become involved in breast cancer fundraising, and it has encouraged me to educate myself a little more... and most importantly, to open my eyes.
Breast cancer is something that affects us ALL. Husbands, wives, grandmothers, grandfathers, children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends. It seems like there are NONE of us who haven't been affected by this disease in one way or another. Whether you're a survivor, have lost a loved one or friend, or you know someone fighting this disease right now, we've all been touched by it in some way.
My friend Jackie will be participating in the Rocky Mountain 2008 Avon Breast Cancer Walk. That's her with the pretty smile above.
I am currently working on a line of jewelry that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to her fundraising efforts. I'm happy to say that the pieces are selling! If you'd like to help and be stylin' some unique pink jewelry, you can view some of these items in my Etsy shop under a special catergory called "The Pink Pages". Pink not your thing? Be sure to view the other designs in my shop, as I've also pledged to donate a portion of my regular sales to her fundraising efforts.
If you'd like to simply make a donation to help support her efforts please visit her Avon Breast Cancer Walk 2008 official fundraising page here.
If nothing else, please take the time to educate yourself about this devastating disease. Even if you have no family history, ladies, please take the time to make sure you have your yearly well-woman physical, and those of you over 40 need a mammogram.
Together we CAN make a difference!