August 9, 2008

Every 15 minutes

Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Every 15 minutes one dies from it. Thousand tears had been shed...Thousands more will be shed...every 15 minutes...these are hard facts and hard to accept. Breast Cancer has been and is killing a lot of women all over the world even at this very moment, as I blog about it...doesn't that just break your heart knowing this?
Mine did.
We went to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Expo today and seeing all the posters of loved ones whose lives were snuffed short by the disease was so compellingly sad to even look at. Reading all the dedications and promises written on them was enough to bring you to tears! Even the two long banners that was laid on the floor by the door as you enter the main hall (see picture above) was enough to take your breath away. It was filled with signatures of people either fighting the disease or walking for a loved one who had passed away. I looked at it with utter disbelief. So many people... I know how it is to lose someone you hurts...and for a long time...

My hubby's sister is currently fighting breast cancer. It is a tough ride for her but she is fighting. She's got 4 kids...we're dedicating the walk to her...

Please do yourself a favor (unless you're a man) : Get a mammogram. Perform monthly breast self-exams. Have a clinical exam and talk to your doctor. And encourage women around you to do the same. Early detection helps save lives.

If interested, Avon offers free annual mammogram Reminders: Application Form

You can also help save lives by donating to the cause or any cause...Each penny you give will mean an extension of life to others...

Any Thoughts ?


  1. Thanks so much for checking up on me! I'm still itching a bit, but not nearly as bad, thank Heavens! I don't know how I would have gone back to work if I had been!

    And related to YOUR post, I just got my baseline results back, and they were good! Praying for your sister-in-law. I heard yesterday of a family friend who has recently been diagnosed as well!

  2. Hi Maricris! This is really sad, indeed. I lost a grandmother to cancer as well, but it wasn't breast, cancer all the same. The painful ordeal she has to go through with cancer, aah, I don't even want to think about it. It pains that much! All women should be made aware about this fact.

    You have great blogs! thank you for finding me! I hope you don't mind me adding you up in in my blogroll and in gtalk :-)

  3. A good friend of mine passed away from it several years ago.

  4. I lost my great-grandmother to breast cancer (we were really close). The numbers of people lost to this are amazingly real. Thanks for your post. I agree that more people should be made aware of this. My family's prayers are with your sister-in-law.


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