Monday, September 21, 2009

THINK PINK for Breast Cancer & Please ACT NOW

(Photo courtesy of charmedfavors)

Some of you will know that raising funds for cancer research and patient support has become a passion of mine since my own diagnosis with breast cancer in 2003, at the age of 34 years, when my son was still an infant. It was a tough journey but I'm one of the lucky survivors (I like to say I'm thriving). Some of my fellow patients aren't so fortunate and sadly, new cancer diagnoses are made every hour. It'd be a rare person whose life hasn't been touched by cancer in some way.

In the last six years, I've volunteered with breast cancer support agencies such as the NSW Cancer Council, National Breast Cancer Foundation and The McGrath Foundation (now led by Glenn McGrath and Tracy Bevan, in loving memory of dear Jane) in varying capacities. In this time, the month of October has evolved to become the Pink Month. There are so many rewarding ways to contribute, such as purchasing specially labelled "Pink merchandise", hosting a Girls Night In or buying Pink Ribbon Day merchandise.

I am hosting a Breast Cancer Fundraiser as part of our Get Ready for Christmas Craft Day in Epping on 10 October 2009. If you haven't registered yet, it's not too late but please get your skates on and email or phone 0402 347 010 now. Stampin' Up! has very generously donated LOTS OF GREAT ITEMS and your chances of winning will be large so I reckon that's enough incentive in itself to come along.

In the lead up to Pink Ribbon Day next month, please consider how you can make a difference in the life of a cancer patient. If you're interested, there's a link to my own breast cancer story here

as well as more information on the event.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more.

Love from Crafty KimT

1 comment:

Louise Ryan said...

I'll be thinking of you Kim and all fellow survivors and sufferers on the 10th. I hope you have a magnificent day and best wishes to you and Michelle for a huge success. Every bit counts!