I can’t tell you where I was standing or what I was doing when I got the phone call. But I will always remember that call. It was my mom. Telling me not to worry. That it was nothing to worry about. But she didn’t want me to find out later that she’d had a biopsy. She was sure it was going to be fine. Just a small lump. Not even picked up by her annual mammogram.
It didn’t take long. It felt like an eternity. She learned, we learned, that it was breast cancer.
Surgery. Decisions. Treatments. Questions.
She fought through it. Nearly a decade later, and she’s still with us. Her 5th grandchild will be born any day now. The 6th is following shortly behind. Cancer nearly took their Oma from them before they ever had a chance to meet her. She fought cancer for herself, for her family, including her grandchildren yet to be born.
So many others have fought this battle. Get your tissues, handkerchief, or shirt sleeve ready and watch this inspiring video:
Too many are fighting this battle. A decade ago no one in my family had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, I have a history of breast cancer on both sides of my family. I have had family diagnosed. Friends diagnosed. And family friends who have lost the battle.
There are so many ways to support this cause. Ways to support the research that gets us closer to a cure. The Warriors in Pink donates 100% of their proceeds. One hundred percent. For those of you catching up on the math – that is all the percents. That is awesome.
The Warriors in Pink have lots of gear to choose from. Ties, formal shirts, mugs… but I’m in love with this simple tank:
While at a recent event, I was able to see the above video in a room filled with a couple hundred women. It was amazing. Each of us was given a simple scarf as a memento. I don’t have a lot of occasions to wear a scarf in Las Vegas, so I crafted mine into something that is near me daily… you can click here for the custom camera strap cover tutorial, here is a preview:
In the comments below, please tell me about the Warriors in your lives… and then come back tomorrow so we can celebrate them!
This October, Ford Warriors in Pink® has launched its first ever produced documentary, “Bang the Drum: Living Out Loud in the Face of Breast Cancer.” The film honors 11 men and women breast cancer survivors who have demonstrated strength and courage in their battle with its “Models of Courage” program. 2012 marks Ford Motor Company’s 18th year of support for the breast cancer cause. In that time, Ford has dedicated more than $115 million to the breast cancer cause.
You too can get involved in this tremendously worthy program! When you buy Ford Warriors in Pink apparel at fordcares.com, 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to support breast cancer awareness all year long.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ford Warriors in Pink. The opinions and text are all mine.