Sunday, October 3, 2010

500 Posts!

Yay!!  500 posts!  That's a lot.  I did not do a give-away, I did not interview any wonderful writer or chef to mark this occasion.
I could have interviewed all 50 of my "Friday"  Friends  (whom were the inspiration for the blog, but who all remain silent for reasons unknown), I could have talked about my wonderful, beautiful, brilliant grandchildren.

I could have done a lot of things for my 500th post, but I decided to do this:

I am linking to Beantown Baker's  3rd Annual 'The Power of Pink' challenge.  The challenge is to make something (edible) that is pink and then post about it and link back to her original post.  The link will take you there, so you can read about it and take up the challenge.  It's really pretty easy, and Jen is doing it to raise awareness of breast cancer.
October is national (in the United States) breast cancer awareness month, and Jen wanted you all to be aware!  What a great 500th post for me to have this chance to pass on that information to you.

It's a gift to me....and you...and your mothers, and your sisters, and your daughters and your friends.  Being aware of breast cancer and the great strides that are being made in diagnosis and prevention  and treatment.
Hopefully in my lifetime, a  cure will be found.

I do not always wear the pink ribbon.  I do not always give myself self examinations like I should, and sometimes I get annoyed that Campbell's soup turns itself pink,   (because I'm never sure if manufacturers truly buy into wanting to eradicate cancer or they know it's just politically correct to get on the band wagon) but I do share the fear and the hope and yearning of all women everywhere. The fear that breast cancer could strike anyone, anytime, anywhere.  The hope that it won't be me, nor anyone I know.  The Yearning that a cure will be found and no one will have to be afraid anymore.

Cancer's a scary thing.  We all know someone who has been affected by cancer.  It's a horrible disease.
Let's help to wipe it out!
Let's make something pink this month!

Last year in September,  the year I turned 50,  I walked with my sister-in-law in the Seattle area, for the Susan G. Komen  3day-60mile walk.  It was  one of the greatest experiences I've ever had.  If you ever have the chance, and  are so inclined to walk 20 miles a day for 3 days, I suggest you sign up.
Honestly, I had never been so inclined, but I wanted to mark my 50th birthday with something special.  It was amazing.

A few pictures of my 20 mile a day, for 3 days walk........
(I took 300 pictures over those 3 days, so I'll do a few a day all month long.  And remind you to make something pink and link to Beantown Baker  and help her get the message out.)

We stayed in a pink tent camp,  our luggage was trucked in, we had a boob camp and a tit stop, and a thousand walkers.   Great evenings in our, a wedding one-night (cancer survivors),  lots and lots of healthy food and encouragement.
Our team was the "Random Racks of kindness"


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on your 500th post and for making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. I had my mammogram last month, by the way!

MM said...

Congratulations on 500! The Power of Pink is a very fine thing to do for 500.

Karen said...

That's a lot of posts! Great way to celebrate it. I'll try to think of something pink :)

Brenda said...

It's breast cancer awareness month here in Canada too. My Mom is an 11-year survivor of breast cancer so it's a cause close to my heart. Way to go for doing that walk Debbie and congrats on number 500!!

Jen said...

Congrats on your 500th post and thanks for mentioning my Power of Pink Challenge. That's awesome that you did the 3-day last year. I did the Avon walk (2-days) this year and it was awesome. I already signed up to do it again next year!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Congrats on 500 posts!! I think that's a great way to celebrate!

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