Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Because we should.

and because it comes by way of Buffy.

There is no cure for cancer. This is why we walk… -Carolynn Johnson

Carolynn Johnson had just turned 37 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Within a two week period, she was also diagnosed with breast cancer.A radical mastectomy was recommended. She agreed. To protect her unborn child and in spite of risks to herself she ignored the request by her physician to have an abortion and waited until her second trimester to begin therapy. It would take eight rounds of chemo before Carolynn was able to begin her new life as a mother…and a survivor. She has walked for seven years.

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Here is what Buffy had to say:

My sister called me this morning and asked me to read her friend’s story. “She’s got a blog. Please look at it.” Now I’m asking you to do the same. If you don’t think you have the time, make it. Without a cure, over 10 million women will die from breast cancer in the next 25 years. If you don’t think it concerns you, you’re wrong: If you are a woman you’re at risk. If you have a wife, mother, daughter or sister. They’re at risk. It concerns us all.

This year Carolynn and her Crew will participate in the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE. A veteran of both the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Carolynn has helped raise over $150,000 for breast cancer research. She walks again on June 30.

The RELAY FOR LIFE is an overnight event led by the American Cancer Society to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Please help by sponsoring Carolynn and her Crew.

Checks can be made payable to The American Cancer Society, and mailed to:
Carolynn Johnson
Carolynn’s Crew
PO Box 1551
North Tazewell, VA 24630
You can also paypal funds to carolynn@pinkribbonmiracle.com.

If personal cheques and paypal aren’t your thing you can also donate direct to the Susan G. Komen foundation or the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Please spread the word by linking to or digging this link.

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TTQ said...

My mom is a breast cancer survivor too. And my husband and I donate to a local Relay For Life group, because we feel it is important.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

My aunt had breast cancer and my husband's aunt had breast cancer. You're right, it does affect us all in one way or another. So get involved, people.

Buffy said...

Thank you Frannie.


Jenster said...

As a breast cancer survivor myself, I thank you for posting this. :o)

Anonymous said...

As a Carolynn's Crew member, please accept my sincere thanks for helping to spread the word!