Thursday, 26 January 2012

Lets make a breakthrough for breastcancer



Breast cancer sadly took the life of my best friends mum last summer a lovely kind lady who will never get the chance to meet one of her grandchildren.

Did you know that around 1000 women die from breast cancer every month? One in eight women will develop breast cancer at sometime in their lifetime. It is important to note that men also get breast cancer. The good news is that more people are surviving breast cancer due to greater awareness, improved treatments and better screening.

Everyone of the people that die are someones mother, daughter, sister, wife, father, son , brother, husband and this is why i am taking up the bloggers challenge for  Breakthrough Breast Cancer to help raise awareness and encourage regular checks that are vital for early detection TLC (Touch, Look, Check).

The challenge is to write about a women you care about in 90 words i have chosen to write about my best friend and the courage and strength she has.

Sarah is mum to Oliver and has another very special person on the way which is a real blessing having suffered the heart ache of mis carriage. She is a truly amazing lady with courage and strength and kindness. She has been through a difficult time losing her mum to breast cancer and losing a baby however she still manages to keep going and her bright smile never fades. She is a true inspiration always the person offering help and support to others and words of kindness to friends. She always manages to see the good in any situation and from her sad loss she has seen this as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness to help others avoid the same heart ache.

Sarah is an inspiration to me and i hope her story has inspired you to get involved maybe you would like to write your own post and link up with Kate on thin ice.  http://kateonthinice.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/i-am-looking-for-90-bloggers-to-support-breakthrough-breast-cancer/

The most important thing is doing the checks for early detection as this helps to save lives so please look after yourself and make these important checks TLC (Touch, Look, Check).

Last year for breastcancer awareness month my whole town turned pink and i encouraged fellow bloggers to turn their blogs pink.
http://makingitasmum.blogspot.com/2011/10/witney-turns-pink-to-support.html
This October i will be turning blogs pink again and if you would like to help me with this and be involved please leave me a comment and i will be able to get in touch xx

Thought of the day ................... Get involved change lives

Its always lovely to hear from you so please feel free to leave me a comment.xx



7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for taking part. Great post that really gets the message across about being aware. Lovely tribute to a special woman too.

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  2. Wonderful idea! Please contact me in October and will certainly join in x

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    1. Thats great i will be in touch thankyou for your support xx

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  3. I'm stopping by from the blog hop. Your friend sounds like a real inspiration, drawing strength where others see none.

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    1. thankyou for dropping by and taking the time to comment, i will hop over to your blog and say hi xx

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  4. You have an amazing friend, so does she1

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    1. thankyou she is a true inspiration xx

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