Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Power of Blogging

 Updated 5-18-2011
Sort of disappointed in the lack of comments. Therefore, 100 comments = $100 donation has been extended Comments will now close when they reach 100.

Sometimes, when I'm fast asleep, I have the best dreams of amazing blog posts.  Then I wake up and the amazingness is all gone.  I'm a mediocre real life blogger at best,  if you could see my dream blog posts I'd be a fabulous A-list blogger fo sho!

But as a blogger I have the power to deliver a very strong message.  I've blogged about it before, here and here and even hereIt being that bastard better known as breast cancer.

Last month I met Brandie.  Yesterday was Brandie's 32nd birthday.  Tonight I'll see Brandie again at a blogging event and I'll offer her my support, prayers and encouragement.  You see, Brandie was just diagnosed with breast cancer and on Wednesday she's scheduled for a bilateral mastectomy.

F*$&ing cancer! 

Twenty some odd years ago, I met Sue.  She was engaged to a friend of my then husband's.  Unfortunately, as my marriage went south, so did many of those friendships I made through him.  Thanks to the beauty of Facebook, I recently reconnected with Sue and her husband.  I learned that six years ago, Sue was also diagnosed with breast cancer.

F*$&ing cancer! 

As Sue celebrates six years of being cancer free she's preparing to once again walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  She walks so that other women, women like Brandie will continue to have hope.

So today dear readers, I have two small favors to ask of you.  Head over to Brandie's blog and leave her some love as she begins her journey to kick cancer's a$$.  Keep her and her family in your prayers.  And if you can, please make a donation to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  No donation is too small or insignificant.  I understand that money is tight for everyone and that's why I'm personally donating $1 for every comment left on this blog post today, Tuesday May 17th, 2011(up to a total of $100, one comment per person, and no anonymous comments.)

No joke!  I want to help insure that every woman has access to adequate screening and treatment when necessary.

So please leave your comment below and help me spread the word by telling your friends!

Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for this post in any way, shape or form.  I will use my own funds to donate to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. 
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50 comments:

Noreen said...

Rita - thank you for spreading the word. My mom is a 26 year survivor of breast cancer; I have also had 2 cousins and an aunt, and 2 close friends who have fought this disease (and are winning). I pray for the day that I don't have to worry about this Ba*(ard coming into my daughter's lives!

mom2ejj said...

Rita, what a great thing you are doing!! I'll be keeping Brandie in my prayers and writing her name on my walk shirt!! Hugs to you!!

Sue

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

That's an awesome idea, Rita! I donated to the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Brandie's name, but am happy to comment here as well for that extra buck!

Lisa Noel said...

Please give Brandie and EXTRA huge for me as I won't be there tonight because of other commitments! This is such a great thing you're doing!!!!

Brandie said...

Rita, you are awesome and amazing!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Kim Moldofsky said...

Wonderful idea, Rita. And good seeing you the other day!

Hyacynth said...

Awesome, Rita! Great idea! Love the heart behind this, you fabulous lady you!

ChiIL Mama said...

Great idea and close to the hearts of so many women...literally.

Ed said...

Rita, first, my prayers are with Brandie and those who love her most, may she find strength and healing.

Second, our friendship didn't go south, it just faded on the map. Glad we're back in touch.

Third, thanks for supporting the Avon Walk, Sue is my Champion.

Finally, prayers of thanks to you for helping to raise awareness and hope - we're in it to end it!

deborah said...

love brandie and thank you for loving her too.

deanna said...

You are a true hero!! :) Good luck to your friend on her walk! thank you for all you are doing to raise money for her!

Sabrina said...

What a great idea! Way to use the "power" in support of an awesome cause and Brandie....see you tonight!

Susan Leo Vanderwalker said...

By working together, we will eradicate this disease! Every tiny step is one in the right direction. And steps such as yours are ever so helpful! THANK YOU!

Susan said...

Hi there. I'm here through Tracey. My mother just finished radiation for breast cancer last week. As she says, she no longer has cancer, she HAD cancer. Good luck to all of those still fighting.

Rhonda said...

This is a great idea Rita! I'm a friend of Sue's and appreciate your kindness and support!

Michelle said...

Awesome awesome awesome - the YOU part, of course. The cancer part can bite me. I love that you did this!

LceeL said...

You, my Dear, are a Doll. And a good friend.

Passport Family said...

What a great idea. My thoughts and prayers are with all women affected by cancer.

Houseonahillorg said...

Rita, you rock!! With you 100% BIG HUGS TO US ALL - we are each others biggest fans, I just stay warm and fuzzy being associated with you all!

Melisa with one S said...

You're a rock star, Rita! :)
Cancer can bite the big one.

Ann said...

Hi Rita- Nice to see this type of support! Every bit counts towards a cure!

Don Kucharski said...

Hi Rita, my name is Don, and Sue is my cousin Eds wife and one of my heroes. You know of her efforts over the years with the Avon walk, and last year she dedicated her walk to my Niece Janet Kucharski who we lost early last year to breast cancer. Your friend Brandie will be in my prayers. Keep up the great work!

Stacia said...

What a kindhearted gesture! Thank you for taking the time to do this.

melanie said...

rita--thanks for doing this. i hope you get more comments...

Mark said...

Today, the earth undergoes a change. Our dear niece has surgery and it is turning the world upside-down. Yes, surgeries happen everyday, but this is different. An unwelcome invader has appeared on the scene and today she sends that foreigner back to the pit. The fight she must endure today is gut-wrenching because it is a fight against body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, dear Brandie, we come along side and offer our prayers. We likewise offer ourselves in the weeks and months ahead during the healing process.

Toni said...

Rita, you are just full of awesome. You know that?? Sorry I didn't get over here yesterday - hoping it still counts for today!

Diane @ OhDiane said...

Great idea and gesture. Everyone should have a friend like you!

Chisum Crew said...

Rita - thank you for spreading the word and being a great advocate. Blessings to you!

CreationsForEleanor said...

I met Brandie through twitter and I was so sad to learn she had cancer. She is such an amazing women who works so hard for her kids. She is a great twitter friend and I know she will pull through this. So kind of you to do this for her!
Christine

Home's Jewels said...

Thank you for doing this. I've been online friends with Brandie for over 9 yrs now. Cancer sucks. Go, Brandie - beat this sucker.

Dawn said...

This is a shout out to Brandie! Thinking of you today..sending much love and always remember your Sept Moms have your back!!

Cool stuff art gallery said...

Rita, beautiful thing you are doing! Blessings and prayers to Brandie!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. This comment is in honor of my Sept. '02 mom/friend Brandie. Thinking of you today... <3

Michelle
aka s0ngbird1962

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

I had not heard of Brandie until today, but what a great thing you're doing and best wishes for her!

Stacy said...

Rita, thank you for doing this. May we all, one day very soon, be able to throw away all the pink ribbons and move on to a different challenge.

GREG said...

Thank you for all you are doing....God's Spirit flows through you!

Anonymous said...

Rita you're a doll. Prayers & best wishes to all who are fighting the fight.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of Brandie today. <3

Kimmy11 said...

Sue is our neighbor and friend and we are so proud of her ! And glad that she defeated cancer. I will pray that Brandi will have the same outcome.

Kristie said...

Rita,, thanks so much for doing this!!

LittleTechGirl said...

This is so great Rita. And it was great to see you last night!

PsychoTwin (Kelster) said...

Thank you for doing this.

Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of Brandie's in real life so I just wanted to comment and say thank you for doing this - she appreciates it and so do I!

- Cathy

Help! Mama Remote... said...

What a wonderful way to show your support!

mep said...

Bloggy love is a beautiful, powerful force.

Amy M. said...

You are a wonderful woman. :)

Barbara said...

May 10, 1985 my world stood still. I was too young to have cancer but it really knows no age. I had to fight but I'm still here and my world is filled with beautiful grandchildren.
So, Brandie, fight breast cancer with laughter and determination. The rest of us will fight by supporting the cure. God bless!

Denise said...

This is Awesome!! Every effort we can afford to help..Thank You..We are judged by our heart!!

Tracy said...

What a lovely gesture. Thank you for your generous gift to the fight against an insidious disease.

CharmingKEYper.com said...

Stay strong, stay faithful and get well!

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