Leader Daze is Pink for Breast Cancer

pinkFor the month of October Leader Daze will be sporting the colour pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Breast cancer has touched my life several times – my step-siblings Mother died from it when my brother was quite young. Then several years ago one of the Scouters in my Group was diagnosed with it and is now a “survivor” as well as a second friend and Scouter that is a survivor who helps others walking the path she has. Finally the wife of a good friend and Scouter was recently given a clean bill of health after her battle with the disease.

Sadly this is just a very small sampling of the impact that breast cancer has had on the world. So please take a moment to remember those starting their fight, those that have won, and those that have “gone home”.

If you have some time check out the Finding Hope blog from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and remember to follow them on Twitter @CBCF_ too!

Until next time…

Be safe, be prepared, and Think Pink!

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2 thoughts on “Leader Daze is Pink for Breast Cancer

  1. Hello, A friend sent this to me and I think itis quite nice, bit mushy ,maybe it’s good enough to post?

    I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen before they had a name for it. A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.

    Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.

    I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other. It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

    It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there’d always be more.

    But then my mother died, and on that clear winter’s morn, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t any more.

    Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away…never to return.. So… While we have it….. it’s best we love it…. And care for it… And fix it when it’s broken……… And heal it when it’s sick.

    This is true. For marriage…… And old cars….. And children with bad report cards….. And dogs with bad hips…. And aging parents…… And grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Some things we keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

    There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special…….. And so, we keep them close!

    I received this from someone who thinks I am a ‘keeper’, so I’ve sent it to the people I think of in the same way… Now it’s your turn to send this to those people that are “keepers” in your life Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but youknow they are always there. Keep them close!

    Poppi

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