|One Way to Give.|
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Now, I think for most even mildly connected women in this country, awareness is not even close to the whole issue. But prevention and treatment most certainly are problems just waiting to be solved.
And unfortunately, this isn't a cause you can just go dig through your clothing to help support (Do ya think the hurricane victims need sparkly shoes?? I mean, I can't live without them). Writing a check (after you sell those sparkly shoes) is what you need to do to help out. Or becoming a scientist to develop and research drugs. What about people who help out cancer patients by cooking for them? Or entertaining them? Or doing their laundry? Doesn't that count? Oh sure, don't get all huffy. Seriously, those folks deserve extra big gold stars. But let's not get caught up in the glory of selflessness. I haven't even finished my pitch yet! Moving on...
My sister Cati was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010. Despite a diagnosis of a pretty aggressive form of cancer, she's gone through all of her treatment and is currently cancer-free. Now she is going to be participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Atlanta in a couple of weeks, having raised almost $3000 toward the cause. Other family members are participating as well.
In her honor, I donated a few bucks. Wish I could've given more. Consider doing the same for one of your loved ones--most of us know a gal who's been diagnosed. You don't have to choose this particular foundation. Here's a site that has more information on charitable organizations and how good they are at using the funds they receive.
Most of us are very blessed by what we have. Share a little.