Friday, October 3, 2008

it's time for a cure.

Last weekend, my two oldest daughters finished a five mile Walk to Cure Cancer in memory of their grandfathers- both of whom quickly deteriorated and passed away after being diagnosed with cancer (lung and pancreatic) in their early fifties, only a year and a half apart from each other. Needless to say, these were huge losses in my daughters' lives and I was so proud of them (and my sister) for turning their pain into positive energy as they joined the fight to find a cure for cancer.

(on their way to the walk)

As we all know, October is breast cancer awareness month and I am urging everyone to take a minute and do something- because it's time to find a cure.

The Breast Cancer Site


Heidi Zawisza said...

Gina, that is soooooo cool that your daughters did this. You must be so proud. Very cool.
Thanks for entering the contest, Good luck!

gina said...

Heidi- thanks and I *heart* your contest. :)

Stephanie said...

How great that they wanted to do this for their grandfathers. That is so sweet! And it's a good life lesson that we can't just sit around and hope that something gets done, we have to take action!

gina said...

So true Steph!

It also gives my littles hope as their grandfather (and my bigs' stepgrandfather) is a melanoma survivor and frequently ungoing check-ups and biopsies.

Ann(ie) said...

GOOD for your girls!! Making a difference already at such a young age!! You should be so very proud MA!! xo.

Jean said...

Good for you to encourage them at such a young age. They will grow up to be caring citizens who volunteer and give back. That is awesome.

elexisb said...

Great job girls!

Chelle said...

That's awesome your girls did this!

My grandpa just got diagnosed with lung cancer. And I have lost many other people close to me from cancer.

Way to go!

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