This past weekend, Anode Man and I celebrated our SEVENTEENTH anni-ver-see-ary !
Our plan was to drive through the mountains, enjoy the beautiful golds of the Aspens, attend Cedaredge Apple Festival, and drink fresh cider.
That didn't happen.
Upon awakening and trying to open my eyes due to tremendous pollen infestation in my head, I realized. . . that . . . it was the annual Walk 4 Life day. . . that.. . . registration was exactly 45 minutes from now . . . and. . . that. . . it would take a good 30 of those 45 minutes for me to shower, dry my hair, and apply my war paint.
Fast forward to here:
Hundreds and hundreds of people showed up on this beautiful Colorado morning.
You know the kind of morning.
The kind where the air is so fresh that it feels like ice cubes have lodged themselves in both nostrils when you inhale.
The kind where the sun is just warm enough to counteract a chilly breeze.
The kind that makes you thankful you're alive.
If you or someone you know is on this journey, there are many support systems out there to help.
One of these is the American Cancer Society.
You can contact them anytime, day or night, for information and support.
Their number is: 1.800.ACS.2345
Their website is: www.cancer.org
Five things to tell your friends about Breast Cancer :
1. All women can get Breast Cancer, even those who have no family history of the disease.
(An upcoming post is "Real Men Get Breast Cancer.)
2. The two most important factors for Breast Cancer are being a woman and growing older.
3. Women diagnosed with early Breast Cancer, when the cancer is small and has not spread, have a high chance of surviving it. Mammograms are the best way to find Breast Cancer early: Get one every year starting at age 40. If you notice any breast changes, tell your doctor without delay.
4. You can help reduce your chances of developing Breast Cancer by engaging in regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, an limiting alcohol intake.
5. Through early detection and improved treatments, more women than ever are surviving Breast Cancer.
Think Pink . . . Early Detection Saves Lives . . . I'm living proof !