Monday, September 15, 2008

Why we do what we do

WARSAW, INDIANA - Tomorrow morning, my mother-in-law goes in for surgery. Cancer surgery. This news was totally unexpected and has stopped us all in our tracks. Isn’t that a funny thing for someone who has had to undergo several cancer surgeries of her own? I think it just goes to show you that no matter who you are, no matter where you are in your life journey, you can be touched by this terrible disease. I know that this means that my children are now in a very high percentile for contracting this disease one day, even more so then when it was just in my immediate family history.

This, dear friends, is why the Foundation team fights every day. We know we are in sight of the most revolutionary cure in all of history - one that will cure cancer. We have to keep working to raise funds for research and get them into the hands of the best researchers. Please, pray for Sue Floyd, pray for Sue Clearys’ mom who just started her treatments the day of the event at Paisley on Main, and pray for the 499* other women that will be diagnosed today – and their families.

*(According to the National Cancer Institute, 182,460 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.)

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