October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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?

  1. Stop over at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Website and read about the issue
  2. If you live in the New Jersey, join Bev and walk for the cure. Join Team Bev here
  3. Stop over at Team Bev's Facebook page, 100 fans in 30 days!
  4. Make a donation to fight Breast Cancer
  5. Just spread the word.
  6. Leave a comment of encourgement here for Bev and all the other wonderful women affected by this disease.

Together we can make a difference!

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Comments (4)

Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton

Mark - Our lives are about more than our professions - our passions help create the kind of professionals we become ... so it's hard to ever be far from topic!  Good luck on the walk and thank you for sharing .... this is about being involved in awareness ... a tremendous trait in any profession ....

Sep 28, 2010 02:17 PM
Mark Menzella
RE/Advantage - Fairfield, NJ
We build websites for REALTORS®

Thanks Jack!

Sep 28, 2010 05:14 PM
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

A childhood friend of mine lost her battle with breast cancer yesterday.  It's such a shame that so many beautiful people battle this disease every year.  Thanks for doing your part in bringing awareness to the topic.

My thoughts are with your sister, Bev.  I sincerely hope that she is able to beat this disease.  In the words of my friend Monique who fought for so many years "Bev, Do life!"

Oct 02, 2010 02:26 PM
Mark Menzella
RE/Advantage - Fairfield, NJ
We build websites for REALTORS®


Truly sorry about your friend.  Thank you so much for your kind words about Bev.  She is going to Do life and fight hard, she has a huge support group behind her.  She has to beat this, I cannot think about it any other way.

Oct 02, 2010 02:31 PM