Earlier this month one of my closest friends asked if I would join her in Columbia, SC for the Palmetto Walk for Life/Race for Life in honor of her mother and of course I quickly said yes! I had never walked/ran for Breast Cancer before and I was humbled to join her and I had THE perfect shirt! On Saturday, October 18th I woke up very early to get ready for the race because I knew there would be a huge crowd downtown but I was not prepared for 11,000 people. As I walked up to the park where the race was going to start I saw people with others tshirts on in honor or in memory of a loved one and I silently said a prayer for them and their family. Every step I took on the 3.1 mile walk I saw people smile, laugh and have a good time for this great cause.
This month has defiantly made me more aware of Breast Cancer and the importance of a mammogram (I had my first one earlier this year at 37) and early detection. You can even create a free Early Detection Plan at www.earlydetectionplan.org.
Also in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month HISBlessedOne is donating the proceeds from the I Am Blessed Tshirt ( the one I had on during the Walk for Life) will go to BoldandBreastless, Inc. The money will help fund seminars held to promote breast cancer awareness, to educate and motivate all women, to include breast cancer patients and breast cancer survivors, assist with participation in health fairs, purchase care packages for cancer patients and cancer survivors to include children affected by cancer, and to provide care packages to family members of hospice patients.