Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sassy Mahogany Wives Foundation Making Strides for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer has taken the lives of many beautiful women that I have been blessed to know and countless others.This disease has stolen the lives of 4 of my aunts and more recently a cousin of mine. Because of this, I am always feeling my boobies. I check them at least once a month and most of the time while I am laying down watching TV. I was told that I have really dense breast, therefore this disease can sneak up on me and hide under all of the fatty tissue. I’ve always been the type of person to be a part of the solution and not the problem. That’s why I walked in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Not only was this an opportunity for SMW to join the community in fighting back against breast cancer, it was also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing this terrible disease and save more lives.
I signed up for this walk only three weeks ago and we formed a SMW team. We missed the deadline for the custom T shirts they were offering, however I picked up these pretty pink shirts from Michaels (one of my favorite craft stores) and asked my FIL to customize them for us. This was all done a few days before the walk.
We created a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays!
We were so excited to be a part of such a wonderful experience. We walked 5 miles and it took us 1 hour and 10 minutes!!! I initially thought it would take us about 2 hours but when we got moving our only focus was to finish this walk. I was truly moved and inspired by all of the women wearing pink and all of the survivors surrounding us. I felt really good after the walk, however the next day…OUCH! I don’t know who I thought I was speed walking like that, but my body hurt. Thank goodness for Mr. and those wonderful massages I feel like myself again.


My Beautiful Step Daughter Jazmen was a SMW that day. :-)



I believe that one day, breast cancer will never steal another year from anyone’s life.


Please feel your Tata’s…

10 comments:

  1. I think it's great that you all did something to help such a wonderful cause. I personally lost my grandmother and two great aunts and a great uncle to Breast Cancer.

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  2. Love it! That is wonderful that you were able to put together a team for such an amazing cause. What an inspiration! I lost my grandmother to breast cancer, along with a couple of my aunts, and almost lost my mother in law to it. I know one day soon there will be a cure...and its people like you that choose to be apart of the solution that will help make that happen :)

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  3. What a great thing to do! And I can't believe you did 5 miles in 1 hour and 10 mins!!! That's impressive! It has effected my family too and I'd love to walk sometime as well! Great post!

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  4. Wow! I'm amazed that you were able to get everything together in such a short amount of time. Great job on the t-shirts. I lost my grandmother to breast cancer and I continue to pray for the day when we can finally beat this. Thank you for your contribution.

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  5. that is awesome! we did this last year. i wish i could have gotten something going this year. 5 miles in 1 hour is amazing! :)

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  6. I love when we take our health in our own hands. It's awesome to see people get together to make a difference -- especially to fight breast cancer. Love the pictures!

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  7. We all need to take of ourselves and encourage other woman to do so. What you did was great. I have felt so gratified when I have done Making Strides or Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure.

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  8. Definitely something that is close to me as well! Here's to more birthdays!

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