Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One CAN make a difference...

I am sure most of us have all heard about the promise that Nancy Brinker made to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen 30 years ago. A promise to make it better for others diagnosed with breast cancer. This past Sunday was the Komen Race for the Cure in my town. 

Nancy Brinker, who is also a survivor, was the special guest speaker at the Survivor tribute. She spoke of her sister and a brief excerpt was read from her newly released book “Promise Me”…



I started to think about how one person can truly make a difference… I guess two in this case… one to ask and then one to fulfill the promise. Yes, she has had help along the way… but STOP and think about it….from sitting with your dying sister and listening to her request… to try and make a difference… then to go out and really do it… and do it BIG. It just gives me such hope… 

The same hope I got on Sunday as I stood with 1700 survivors… watching women stand up who were diagnosed over 40 years ago raise their rose and wearing 40 pink beads around their necks.


Four down and 36 more to go…..
H.O.P.E.

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