Over 265,000 women in the U.S. alone this year will learn that they have breast or ovarian cancer. And, over 55,000 of them will die of these two horrible diseases. My mother was one of them. She passed away almost two years ago after a seven-year battle with breast cancer that was caught very early and she chose to have a mastectomy, only to have it come back five years later, stage 4. Heart breaking for her and us. As a result, Saks Fifth Avenue's annual Key to the Cure initiative during October, which also happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is very personal to me. I especially appreciate that in Phoenix the ...Read more.
Cancer. The big C. A word that has become all too familiar these days in our world. Most of us know someone that has had it or been impacted by it, survived it or succumbed to it. If you've been reading this blog for the last year, you know that my own beloved mother passed away last December right before Christmas from breast cancer... it still doesn't seem real to me that she's gone from this world. I still think to myself often... I need to tell my mom this! Or I wonder what mom would do? And in the next second I realize I can't call her anymore. I can talk with her in my mind and I do, but of course it's not the same. ...Read more.
It's that time of year again -- Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The usual happenings are going on, from events such as Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure, pink products being sold with a portion of proceeds going to fight the cause, buildings lit up pink, and the list goes on. Breast cancer (and cancer in general) is an epidemic. Last year at this time, I wrote about my own mom and her fight with this horrible disease. She continues to fight and undergo aggressive treatments. Her upbeat, positive attitude is an inspiration, and she is one of the bravest people I know. Of course, I keep praying that the cancer will ...Read more.