Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is all about increasing the awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection.

Via Joni & Friends

The National Breast Cancer Awareness (NBCAM) program was founded in 1985 by Zeneca. Set up as a weeklong campaign aimed at promoting mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. The NBCAM has now grown to an international phenomenon, with events and activities each October which increase awareness, and raise funds at the same time.

Via National Breast Cancer

As this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to honor those whose lives have been touched through this disease, I found 5 quotes about faith, hope and strength.

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another.

Wordless Wednesday ~ Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Early detection is key and if I hadn't found my lump early, I don't know what would have been. I am still here and I want to encourage women to do that on a regular basis. My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life. ~Olivia Newton-John

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. ~Lance Armstrong

Wordless Wednesday ~ Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

And don't forget to support my daughter Madeleine and her Cancer Awareness network

Determined to Cure!
Determined to Cure

Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 

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  1. I am thinking pink this month.Remembering two Aunts who passed from Breast Cancer...

  2. I know so many people who have had breast cancer. I also took care of many patients who lost their lives to stage IV when I worked as a nurse. It touches so many lives but strides in prevention, surgery, and chemo truly have been made since I was a young nurse Thank God.

  3. It touches everyone, doesn't it?
    Nice post.

  4. I have my Pink Ribbon at the top of my blog... each click donates money for women who can not afford a mammogram.

    Every little bit counts.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  5. Thank you for this lovely post. I'm remembering dear friends who's lives were forever changed by breast cancer. TY for reminding us to Think Pink

  6. Yes !! thanks for this great post !!...love from me...xxx...

  7. Natasha, you have put together a fantastic post. I will be thinking pink all month.

  8. Thanks Natasha, wonderful post. My sister-inlaw is still recovering from BC. I have other relatives who have passed from assorted cancers. So sad. The good news is so many people are now saved because of early detection.

  9. Beautiful tribute Natasha! Early detection is a must...Think pink!
    Hugs Rosemary...

  10. Great post, Natasha.
    You'd think that in 2011 every woman would know how to do a simple check to keep herself healthy but it's surprising how many women don't bother.
    It's always good to be reminded.

  11. This is a wonderful post! I have it on my list to do a cabcer post this month as well. I have lost too many people close to me from the disease. I really love the quotes, thanks for sharing!

    Many blessings,


  12. i love your poster detailing what
    "cancer cannot do!" you're being
    a sweet messenger of hope.

  13. What an inspirational entry, Friend. Thank you for writing it. XOXO.

  14. Beautiful post Natasha - I'll be remembering two of my family members that I have lost to breast cancer. xx

  15. Beautiful Post- What a great way to ge the word out! "what cancer can not do" - I had that hanging on the mirror in my bedroom during my treatment- SO true and empowering. Thanks for a great post. Love Danielle

  16. What a fantastic post!! Think PINK!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  17. Lovely post, Natasha. Sadly I know three ladies going through bc treatment at the moment. It is a nasty disease. God bless x

  18. A very nice pink awareness post.

  19. So imporatnt! I have too many friends with different cancers right now & my heart is broken. Thanks for your post Natasha!

  20. Ah, I just found this post, after leaving a comment on another one of your post. I have terminal breast cancer. Sadly, despite having Radical Mastectomies and treatments, the cancer has spread throughout my body. In sharing that, I will say that my spirits are good on most days. And, I have lived much longer than was expected! I'm a Fighter and don't give up easily. Only recently, I've felt some despair that I may be entering my last Holiday Season. THAT makes me sad! I live alone, well not alone if I count Fauna and Flora, my two cats! But, I am wheelchair bound and have no family near me, so some days I feel alone. But, I always know that God is with me, so that gives me Peace. I am so happy that you are doing well after your own journey with breast cancer and I pray that you continue to do well! I hope we can become blog friends, even though I'm not always able to do much blogging myself! I look forward to following your blog and watching you decorate for the upcoming Holidays! Hugs ~ Jo


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