This week’s Friday Faves is going pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
A few years ago, we were celebrating my friend Ann’s* 36th birthday with brunch at Papadeux’s. It was just girls having a good time. We had stuffed ourselves silly with delicious food and were winding down having some more coffee before paying the check. That’s when Ann leaned over to tell me, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer.”
Um, excuse me what? If you know anything about breast cancer, getting it before 40 is not that common. I didn’t know what to say. No one ever tells you what to say when someone you love gets really sick. I’m sorry just seems so…inappropriate.
A few weeks later, Ann had a lumpectomy then went through a year of aggressive chemo. Her beautiful long black hair fell out. She went through a couple months of radiation and then finally… thankfully went into remission. Her hair grew back and she is now officially cancer free!
Ann’s story is a positive one, she beat cancer yeah! But many women don’t get so lucky. So every year since her diagnosis, I have walked the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with my mother in law who walks for her friend. Yeah I know, I said walked. If you know me at all, I don’t run. I just don’t like it. Luckily they have a walking part for us non-athletes. Anyway, last Sunday was the 2013 walk and that’s where I got my first mammogram ever in the mobile truck!
Ladies, please please don’t put these things off. Check your boobs and get mammograms. You don’t have to wait until you are 40 and many places offer them free.
Ok I’ll go ahead and step down from the soap box now. So back on a lighter note, let’s actually celebrate the women who are fighting and have fought and won this battle by going pink!
Favorite Friday Font
Today’s favorite font is a beautiful, curvy display script called Salamander! It even has ornaments and two of them actually make pink ribbon shapes! The best part about this font is that it is FREE if you download it by this weekend! So click the link now before you forget and download this awesome font from Creative Market. (Yes you will have to create an account if you don’t have one, but they have 3 really great freebies every week so why wouldn’t you?)
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I didn’t get much writing done this week so all I’ve got to share is last week’s Friday Faves. It was the Coral and Mint issue. If you like this color combo, check it out!
Have a Fabulous Weekend!
Don’t forget to check your boobies! Have an early detection plan.
And I’ll leave you with a reminder of the fight that many women in our world have to deal with every day. I created this in Canva today using an image from Unsplash. Won’t you please pin this (hover and click the button) and show your support?
This post is dedicated to my friend Ann and all the other survivors and victims of breast cancer.
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Your Two Cents!
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