Last night, a small group of select NYC bloggers got together for an intimate dinner sponsored by American Cancer Society’s More Birthdays. ACS is one of the organizations that will be at BeBlogalicious in DC this weekend, and it was a good way to get familiar with their cause before the festivities.
The ladies, including my fav bloggeristas ABelleInBrooklyn.com & DivasAndDorks.com, chatted about a few important Cancer facts and how they are preparing themselves to battle it. I was really excited to attend but life in Baltimore happened and I missed out.
Check out a few images from the event and what I would have said if I were there…
Each of the bloggers had the opportunity to complete the “How Will I Fight” posters. Some will fight hard, others will keep the faith and pray. When asked “How Will I Fight” my reply would be being unafraid and educated. Just 2 weeks ago we buried my older cousin. She was in her late 40’s and died of breast cancer. Naturally as family, we assumed that she had done everything possible about her condition and was just hit with an aggressive case of cancer. After speaking with her youngest daughter (22), truth is that she was too afraid to get the lump in her breast checked and when she began to feel the effects of the cancer it was in stage 4. It spread at a speed doctors couldn’t control and sadly she was given only a few weeks to live. She died just a week later.
This could be any of us at any age! It’s unfortunate to say and admit but cancer was not what killed my cousin. Her neglect and denial of her situation did. Some say that what fate has for us will be. But when does your fate turn into the decisions you’ve made? Respect your body and your will to live and be constantly educated about your health.
Get familiar and read a few necessary facts from the American Cancer Society – http://www.cancer.org/AboutUs/WhoWeAre/acs-fact-sheet
So tell me, How will you fight!