Thursday, April 30, 2009
Surviving - Stitch by Stitch
My sister convinced me to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last year. My reluctance was not because it isn't a great cause...it is. It just seemed selfish to raise money for a disease I have. After mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and re-construction I am five years out from my diagnosis of Stage III Breast Cancer in March 2004. I have a different perspective now on the Race for the Cure. It is not self serving to advocate for money for breast cancer research and treatment. I have an obligation to do it. I have benefited from state of the art medical care and tremendous support from my family, friends and co-workers. It is hard to know which was more crucial to my healing, but I do know all breast cancer warriors are not as fortunate as I. Join me in making a difference. Go to my race page and donate or join us in the race. Surviving Stitch by Stitch - Knitting and Surviving Stitch by Stitch - Quilting Donate on my race page and post here to be entered into a drawing for a fabulous knitting bag full of yarny goodness or a quilting prize! Each prize is worth approximately $75.00. Just post to the blog and put a K next to your name for the knitting prize and a Q by your name for the quilting prize. Drawing will be on RACE DAY June 16th!