October is one of my favourite months! I love fall and all of the colours of the leaves and the harvest and especially thanksgiving. I once again I am so thankful for so many things in my life; my faith, my husband, my children, family and friends, the country we live in, and so thankful for the recent clear CT scan. I take nothing for granted and cherish everything that I have on this earth! We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world here on the west coast and have had so many warm sunny days that we have been able to really enjoy our gorgeous city.
I want to remind all the ladies out there with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month to go out and get your mammogram. Please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society for more research on breast cancer as they have made so much progress over the years and I am one of those women that is a survivor because of all that they have done to date. 20 years ago, the survival rate on the type of Breast Cancer I had was extremely low, until they started developing a cure. They developed a drug called herceptin that was given by chemotherapy for women that had the breast cancer HER2. The most recent statistic is that 1 in 8 women in Canada will get breast cancer in her lifetime. I have met so many amazing strong women that have gone through breast cancer and have survived! I am currently walking alongside one of my close friends that is going through treatment. I encourage you to be proactive and if you have any concerns talk to your doctor.
I have written in the past on my blog about my family's involvement in Relay for Life at McLeod Park in Langley. I was recently asked by The Canadian Cancer Society to join the committee for the Relay in June. We had our first meeting this month and I am looking forward to helping out as a volunteer to help and encourage others and raise funds and awareness for all cancers.
If you would like to register a team or get involved please let me know. I would love to talk to you about it! It is an amazing night!
Thanks again for your love, support and encouragement