So why is a blog about Internet Technology for the Real Estate Industry writing about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Well sometimes when things are passionate enough, mean enough, or is worthy enough, it is OK to go off topic.
Breast Cancer for me has a whole new meaning when it hits close to home. My sister was diagnosed and is currently battling this horrible disease. Bev and I are best friends and I cannot image a world without her. The old saying "It only happens to the good ones" certainly holds true here. Because in my book, there is not a better and more caring person on the planet.
I often reflect and try to make some sense of this whole situation and why people need to go through this. I guess that is one question that will never get answered. But what I can do to deflect some brain cells off that horrible reality is to try and make a difference.
So I thought I would dedicate this post in getting more people aware of Breast Cancer. If enough people know and care about the issue I am sure someday we can conquer it. I believe that one day, breast cancer will never steal another year from anyone’s life – and we will live in a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.
This year in honor of Bev we formed "Team Bev" and I am walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on October 24th at Bergen Community College in Bergen County NJ. The fact you are reading this far means you do care about the issue so please join in the fight.
So what can you do?
- Stop over at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Website and read about the issue
- If you live in the New Jersey, join Bev and walk for the cure. Join Team Bev here
- Stop over at Team Bev's Facebook page, 100 fans in 30 days!
- Make a donation to fight Breast Cancer
- Just spread the word.
- Leave a comment of encourgement here for Bev and all the other wonderful women affected by this disease.
Together we can make a difference!