Breast Cancer is a disease that has effected too many of us, either personally or someone we know. My family has been hit hard by it; although we can also say we are survivors, it has and is a tough road. My mother, my aunt, my two sisters and myself have all received that dreaded diagnosis and treatments. I know those who were not so lucky, so I am very aware that behind all this pink is a disease that kills.
It is a curse and a gift to say that Breast Cancer is so popular, it has its own month, October. Not every disease can say that. But it also means it is extremely widespread and often fatal. I hope you will do what you can to support the family, friends and co-workers you know who must face this journey. And if you face it yourself, I ask you to will let those around you help in your travel towards wellness. My prayers are that someday anyone touched by breast cancer can come away with “clean margins”, a term used by professionals.
In our effort to support the battle against breast cancer, beadshop.com is donating $1 for every ribbon charm we sell during the months of September and October, 2014. Our donation will go to UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center, a very key resource for my family. The staff, including scores of doctors and healthcare professionals are second to none in research and treatment and have helped my family and friends through so much. We will post how much we raise the first week of November. In the meantime, do what you can: have a bake sale to raise money, make jewelry for gifts to give or let someone you know you care.
Thanks so much,
$1 from the sale of each ribbon charm in
September and October 2014 will go towards
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.