It is estimated that over 200,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. I can personally tell you that I have already had two friends diagnosed within the past 3 months. We are talking people my own age with children the ages of my own. Talk about hitting home.
Meet my friend Kara. You want to know how we met? It was at Sonic when I was gathered with several friends to try out the new hot dogs. We were blessed with a large gift card and had extra left over. We all decided that we would surprise the next customer who walked up with free food! Yes, Kara and her sweet family of 6 walked up for ice cream. I hurried over as they were ordering and offered to use the gift card. We began talking and even found that another friend in the group was an acquaintance somehow. Long story short, Kara also had a blog and we began a friendship and started sharing with each other. Only a few months later, after a huge move, she discovered that she had stage 2 breast cancer. I invite you to visit her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, and read more about her story and journey so far (she is halfway there with the chemo treatments)! Here is one of her most popular posts about when she shaved her hair.
Many of you have probably heard of Lee’s National Denim Day or have participated in something like this at your work place in the past. This year I would encourage you to organize such an event at your place of business or look to see if there is an event already planned nearby. Basically, everyone donates $5 to The American Cancer Society in exchange for wearing their denim to work. If for some reason you do not want to organize or participate you can still donate to the cause. Stop by DenimDay.com in order to show your support.
Watch the video below to meet Lee’s Survivor Ambassador and hear her story: