One of my blogging friends has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
My brother in law died way too young from cancer.
Most of us will have been touched by cancer in one way or another, and I think we all understand that cancer is a potential threat to anyone and can strike regardless of age, social standing, fitness or financial standing.
So today I’m going to bring you news of two amazing women who are doing great things to actively raise awareness about the fight to beat cancer, please support them if you can.
Walking 26 Miles Across London Raising Awareness about Cancer
But better people than me are doing wonderful things to raise awareness about cancer.
My lovely niece Amy is walking 26 miles across London on 26th September to raise money for the struggle against pancreatic cancer which very sadly her father died of, way too young. She wrote to me the other day, and brought back memories which made me cry …
“As you may know, the struggle with pancreatic cancer is something very close to my heart. It’s been a journey which has defined my childhood and illuminated the love and care of so many wonderful people around me. It’s the 10th anniversary of remembering my Dad this year, and we’ve decided to walk 26 miles across London to raise money for the struggle against pancreatic cancer – to stand with those who are suffering with it and their families who it also affects, and to support the amazing work cancer research does in saving people’s lives. I’m walking with Livvy, a close friend, and we will probably spend the 8’ish hours it will take us to walk the route sharing stories of life and love, and we would so appreciate any bit of sponsorship to help us put one foot in front of the other! Thank you all for your love and support! Ames x
Amy’s raised about 83% of her target and only has about another $200 to go,.
Lifestylers any help you could give would be so amazing. Amy’s set up an event donation page here at: Amy Wisenfeld Just Giving
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one of my long standing blogging friends, the very lovely, Andrea Michelle from Fox in Flats has been nominated the official ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Go Andrea!
“My Mum always told me breast cancer can be beaten. In her case she was sadly wrong, as she died from it at just 34. Today though, I’m THRILLED to announce I am an official ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia National Breast Cancer Foundation Our aim is to raise funds toward research to eradicate this disease. It CAN be beaten Mum. I’m in the ring now and I’ll do anything I can to make your words a reality. x”
Reading her words today also made me tearful. I know Andrea will be an amazing ambassador and I’ll be behind her all the way. I’ll definitely bring you updates about what she gets up to in support of such a worthy cause and I hope you’ll support her too 🙂
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. It’s a time to think about people who have suffered, reach out, and also think about how we can be more aware ourselves.
So how glad I am today to be writing about Amy and Andrea who are doing something solid and real for cancer awareness.
And Finally, Please if you can, make a (little or big) donation to Amy here at Amy Wisenfeld Just Giving Her feet will probably thank you for it if nothing else 😉 and also hop over to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to find out how what you could do to help raise awareness.
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I’m Regina Doherty’s husband and I can confirm she was not the first person to post this on Facebook, but as a member of the Irish parliment she was probably one of the first mass postings
Hello Declan, thanks for popping by with this update. I appreciate your time 🙂
My family has an extremely strong history of cancer through the women, although for some reason it’s every type of cancer except breast…….
So while we don’t have the specific experience of familial breast cancer it is something I can definitely relate to. If there’s a screening test available – including the charming colonoscopy, I have it, and encourage everyone else to do the same.
Great post Jo.
Thanks Jo, and thanks for the encouragement for women to have screening tests.
Michele Peterson (A Taste for Travel)
Thanks for this post. Yes, cancer can be beaten ( I’m a survivor of kidney cancer – yay!) but it does seems sometimes as though the battle is fierce. This year I have lost three friends to the terrible disease so I try to support fund-raising and awareness projects as much as possible. Currently I’m working with a community project in Guatemala to help Mayan women affected by cancer and other diseases who have limited access to medical care. I’ll try to help spread the word about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and am sending best wishes and prayers for your friend and brother.
I’m so glad that you are one of the success stories and do hope that you are okay now Michele. How very sad to hear that you have lost three friends this year to cancer. Your project in Guatemala sounds very worthwhile. Good on you. Thanks for spreading the word via my reach out too.
Raychael aka Mystery Case
We have a family history of breast cancer. My annual mammogram is over due and this is a timely reminder to just pick up the phone and make the appointment. I’m getting behind Frocktober this year, supporting ovarian cancer with a mini event at the end of the month with Vicki aka The Fashionable Mum. Hoping you will be able to join us.
I wish you all the very best for your annual mammogram Raych. It’s always a worrying time. Just do it thought. Yes, I’m getting behind Frocktober too, so I’d love to join you at the end of the month.
Maybe your blogging friend with cancer Is Kirsty? I have been following her for years and it is so difficult to imagine this happening to her. You have a good heart Jo and a great community spirit!
Yes, Jan. I know just such a curved ball. Thank you for your kind words x
Cancer is so devastating. I am so sorry about your brother and now your friend. I pray she recovers.
Thanks Colleen. Yes, need all the help research development can get …
I think anything that brings more awareness about cancer is fine as most of us have been touched by it during our lifetime. I also had a friend diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago and following surgery she got through ok and is still ok. We all need to do whatever we can to find a cure for cancer.
Oh I’m so glad to hear that Kathy x
Hi Jo, I didn’t mind the slug status as it was from you and you are a trusted source. I don’t repost a lot of those ones that ask you to or want to get more likes as they have beat this or have got that. That I believe is a marketing ploy and click bait. Great post again, thanks Jo have a great week xxx
Thank you Rae. Ha I’m happy to be a trusted source xx