Friday, October 2, 2009

Livestrong Day

Today is Livestrong Day in the United States - the 10th anniversary of Lance Armstrong's cancer diagnosis. One of the Bag Lady's dear friends is participating in the online event to raise awareness of cancer-related issues, and she has asked that we help spread the word.

She is having a giveaway of amazing proportions, so please go check out her blog at the link below.

http://janell-sufferingsuccotash.blogspot.com/


All of us have been affected by cancer, if not personally, then by knowing someone who has been diagnosed. My mother and two of her sisters died of colon cancer; two more of her sisters died from lung cancer. My own sister has battled breast cancer.

Let's all do something today to honor those people we know who have fought this battle. Whether it is making a donation to a cancer society, or donating your time at a clinic, offering support to someone who has been diagnosed, or wearing a yellow shirt in honor of Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Day.





14 comments:

Reb said...

Good job Sis...I posted and linked to POD too.

carla said...

great idea about the yellow-wearing!!

Scrumpy said...

Thanks for the tip!

kcinnova said...

I was going to wear a pink ribbon, but for today, I am wearing a yellow scrunchie in my hair and a bright gold t-shirt.

My beloved grandmother successfully battled breast cancer for a dozen years. It was when it hit her lungs that she lost the battle. She passed away 22 years ago next month. I often thought of her smiling at my babies from heaven.

Leah J. Utas said...

Got yellow on.

Missicat said...

Thanks! Cancer sucks....

Geosomin said...

We're all wearing yellow and pink today at work - gearing up for the breast cancer run on sunday. I didn't know it was Livestrong day. Thanks.
That makes today even better...

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - thanks.

Carla - it's the least we can do, right?

Scrumpy - you're welcome

kcinnova - I'm going to wear both yellow and pink today!

dfLeah - Glad to hear it!

Missicat - yes, it definitely does. I hope you are feeling better!

Geo - glad I could help! :)

Aleta said...

Thanks for sharing the link. I'll definitely check out her site. My aunt survived breast cancer... my uncle is currently battling Stage 4 throat cancer, taking radiation treatment and chemo. It's scary what people go through..

POD said...

Thanks BL, for the post help.
You must be at work. Darn it.
Come home soon.

the Bag Lady said...

Aleta - cancer is scary, but it can be beaten!

POD - no, I'm home, just busy.... have to work later today and am trying to get some stuff done around here!

Lucas said...

Cancer SUCKS! Go Lance!

The Fifth Sparrow said...

Awesome post! When I worked at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, they used to tell us 1 person's cancer diagnosis affected, on average, 22 people. That was back in the 80's so the number is probably much higher now.

I missed Livestrong but will in some way support Breast Cancer Month.

the Bag Lady said...

Lucas - my sentiments exactly!

Sparrow - I'm sure the number is larger now.