This is going to be on a little more serious side. I do not in any shape, sense or form want to take away from Breast Cancer. It is a nasty cancer and deserves the attention it does.
However, after having been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, I have noticed more and more the lack of fundraising and support for this kind of cancer. There is so much press for the Pink Ribbon that it feels like the Teal Ribbon gets left behind. Yes, breast cancer is more common, yes it gets more press as celebrities of plenty have had it, however, Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly cancers of all.
The reason for this is that it is so difficult to detect. Women can spot breast cancer through self examination but you can’t self examine ovaries (DUH!)
Women are not given enough education on signs and symptoms and so it becomes a case of “To do it later”. How many women go to the Dr once a year and say “Can I please get a CA 125 blood test and an ultrasound?” Just to err on the side of caution?
I was stubborn enough to fight it for 13 months, not all women are like me. It isn’t a criticism, it is a fact.
So, with this it got me to thinking (Especially as in the last 5 or so days I have seen so many campaigns for breast cancer fundraising and awareness)…
I would like to do an Ovarian Cancer fundraiser of some kind. I am not sure how or what, but I have just been reading the Ovarian Cancer Australia website and you can do whatever you want, whenever you want, any time of year…(See Link Below)
I would love to do this with the support of my friends and family. Women and Men. I know it wouldn’t be thousands of dollars nor change the face of Ovarian Cancer awareness, however, it would be a little part in the world, a little token to show it does matter and it matters to me.
So this is just a starting call to see who would be interested to work with me on this… Even if it is just a little morning tea at my house. I would am putting the call out there to get some back up. Ideas, support, attendance… You name it.
This would be the greatest gift you could give me and others in my situation…
I don’t want to become Lance Armstrong… I just want to put in a little bit to make a little difference.
Before anyone I love, or a face I don’t know becomes like me, like this in the future… Having to do chemo and fight the fight. Like my new friend Shirley who is battling stage 3 with other illnesses…
I won’t hold it against you by any means and I am sorry if you feel guilted… Not at all my intention … I am just asking for help
The Night Of Chemo… At Least IHave New PJs (Which Usually I Don’t Wear But Now My Hair Is Gone I Get Super Cold )