Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Faces of Breast Cancer

Please join me at the Morris Museum on 9-30-09 between 5 and 7pm for the opening night reception of Pete Byron's photography exhibit: "The Faces of Breast Cancer". The exhibit will run the month of October. I'll be the one in the pink wig!

Below is the promo postcard created by the museum for the show.

NYC Race for the Cure 2009

Starting Line
My Message
Survivors Photo
Sunday 9-13 was a beautiful day; sunny and not too hot. Central Park West was awash in pink: pink wigs, pink shirts, pink signs, pink balloons; you name it - it was there fashionably attired in pink. Yes, it was theh 2009 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

I once again walked with Team Medco, joined by my husband, friends Chris, Jill, Denise, Jen, Lauren, Janine and many more. I admit walking under the balloon arch at the start was quite emotional for me and I was happy to have had my new MJ shades. I was instantly transported back to one year ago when I did the same, also surrounded by friends and family but bald, sporting a chemo port and feeling not exactly myself as I neared completion of my treatment of the exact disease which I walked "against".

Thank you to all who supported me and to those who also walked - I can only hope that one day such gatherings (there were close to 30,000 people there!) will be only something we did "..way back when..." Until that time we walk on!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Day of Service and Remembrance

It is 9-11-09. Eight years have passed since that horrible day. Life has continued but I can't help but think we were all changed that day - those of us who could see the smoke plumes from our workplace/home even more so. Who knew something so bad could happen so close?

It is funny, I have had similiar thoughts each time I have learned of newly diagnosed breast cancer patient now battling for her life. You are never prepared for the bad but you can learn from it and live a better life. I am trying...