C is for unwavering courage. A is for justified anger and animosity. N is for needles, nurses, and nurture. C is for the ultimate conqueror. E is for eradicating and ending this vicious demon. R is for recovery and rejoicing in life again. These letters combine to form one of those most powerful and despised words we pray to never hear: CANCER.
Cancer, an abnormal growth of cells, comes in more than 100 types, including breast, skin, lung, colon, prostate, and lymphoma. Treatment is often invasive and brutal and an endless list of side effects can ensue. I am sure we have all watched a friend or loved one battle this horrifying disease. When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, a rapid nuclear explosion implodes on everyone involved. This unnerving fear and emotional distress is hard to recover from. Doctors work tirelessly, researching and studying this complicated and often conniving enemy. Enormous strides have been made but the quest for a cure carries on.
It is important to stay educated, involved, and donate when we can. A monetary donation big or small could potentially save a precious life. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Being a woman, this type of cancer frightens me the most. It’s crucial to get annual check-ups and perform routine self examinations at home. Earlier detection yields a far more promising prognosis.
An old friend, Lyndsay Vitale, recently reached out and asked if I could use my blog as a platform to not only raise awareness but also encourage followers to donate to Breast Cancer Research. Her best friend has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The emotional and physical toll is very exhausting, and the medical bills often steep. Her friend’s journey has deeply impacted her own life and Lyndsay has been inspired to change cancer’s course. The more money raised, the closer we are to declaring this “C” word a thing of the past!
Hair loss, nausea, vomiting, bone pain, fatigue, weight and appetite loss, and neuropathy are just a short list of what a cancer patient battles daily. No one should ever have to endure this pain and suffering. The inflicted, however, remain smiling, courageous, determined, and possess awe-inspiring strength. We owe it to them to make a difference and help.
Let’s honor those currently fighting cancer, and the loved ones we have unfortunately lost by donating today. Remember E stands for: Eradicating and Ending this vicious demon once and for all! “Cancer may have started the fight, but we will finish it.”
To donate and make a difference, head on over to this link: Lyndsay’s Go Fund Me Page
Book a styling session October15- 31 and I will happily donate half of my earnings to Lyndsay’s page 🙂