Friday, October 26, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Many of us walk, run or bake to raise money for this cause because we all want to find a cure.

Some of you may remember, from my post from Frosting For the Cure, about why this cause and anything related to finding a cure for cancer is so close to me, but there is another reason that I’d like to share here.


Two days after I got married I went in for my physical.  Doesn’t every new bride do that???  Well, my regular doctor wasn’t there so I had someone new that day.  Not that that is really important but several years prior I had had a breast reduction and so I had scar tissue.  Unaware that this could ever be a problem, the doctor thought she felt something.  yikes

I wasn’t completely sure so I went and got a second opinion.  Now this is a big deal because finding a family doctor in Ontario is beyond hard, but I found another and he agreed that he felt something so I needed to go have a mammogram.  Stick your hands up if you’ve had the smash and dash, as my tech called it this year. 

Well it took not one but three different mammograms to determine that no it wasn’t an issue but that it was in fact scar tissue that had detached and started to move around.  Who knew right?


The whole two month ordeal was stressful and emotional for sure.  Now I came out of it unscathed physically but emotionally I can tell you was another story.  I may not have cancer but so many in my life has been touched by it or taken by it and I, like most people want, no need to find a cure for such a non-discriminatory disease.  It doesn’t care your race, your religion, your financial status.  It just is what it is.


So up until we moved I walked in the CIBC Run/Walk For the Cure for 10 years and I’ve raised money anywhere I can.  This year is no different, I’d like to auction off these cookies.  If you click to my Facebook page and under the picture of all the cookies I’ll be taking bids until Sunday 5pm EST.  All the money raised will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  I’d like to take bids here but the logistics, for me, are too difficult.

To bid click on this photo:


Thank you for looking and hopefully one day they will find a cure!

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