October = Breast cancer awareness month
I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been touched in some way by breast cancer, and if those lucky souls are out there, they are few and far between.
My mom had it and survived, and I am so proud of her! (These are amazing ink drawings are from the diary she used to document her journey. Thanks for sharing these, Mumsy.)
In addition to my mom I have friends who have had it, friends who lost their mom to it and one friend who just found out last week that she has it.
So for all these reasons we all need to do what we can to raise money for research, not only to benefit us, but also our kids, our husbands, our sisters, our friends and family. Every little bit helps. My friend Krista, of Poppyprint fame, put together a team for this year’s Walk To End Breast Cancer. They raised a whopping $40,000+! Which is just awesome. Woot, woot! I designed their team a logo which I made into an embroidery pattern, since most of the women on her team were sewists. Krista stitched it up and posted it on her blog here.
Soon after people started writing and asking where they could buy the pattern. So we decided to post it on my Etsy shop as a continuation of the fundraiser. The pattern, found here, costs $5.40 (the 40c covers the Etsy listing fee and commission) and 100% of the $5.00 will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at the end of the calendar year.
Bari J featured it on her fabulous embroidery blog. Check it out. And it seems to be a bit of a hit. (My boobs thank you Bari J!)
My final note is: get a regular mammo and make it a fun experience. My friend JW and I always do it together, and then go out for a delicious dim sum lunch afterwards. I actually look forward to just because we share it. Thanks JW!