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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