Friday, January 19, 2007

With Gratitude

I am constantly amazed by the generosity of people. When disasters strike, clothing, money and help pours in from every direction.

To you breast cancer might not be viewed as a disaster, but to a person recently diagnosed with it, it most certainly is.

Please take it from me. I know from personal experience. My own mother had breast cancer. Twice. As a young child, I witnessed the agony my mother endured when she had her first mastectomy.

In the early 1960's, when my mother was first dignosed, the medical treatments were not as advanced as they are today. A simple "lumpectomy" was unheard of. The treatment of the day was to go in and remove EVERYTHING -- breast, surrounding muscle, lymph nodes, and in some cases, even bone. After all this carnage, extreme radiation was used to kill off any remaining cancer cells. Needless to say, the survival rate was not very good. If the woman did survive, she was left terribly disfigured, and oft-times in great pain.

Not a very pleasant subject to talk about.
Not very pleasant to live through, either.

Science has made great improvement since those early days. But, we're not there yet.

We need YOU.

Every second person born on this planet is a woman. You know her. She's your The sad statistic is that each and every one of these women has the 1 in 3 odds of getting breast cancer.

Let's change those odds!
Please press the link below to make a donation to the AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER.

Remember: One dollar, or one thousand dollars, every penny goes to help someone you know.

With tremendous gratitude,


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