Wednesday, October 10, 2007

There is a history of breast cancer in my family. My mom's sister, Rosie, is a breast cancer survivor. And their mom's sister, Mooney, also had breast cancer. Both women eventually had both breasts removed.
This is enough family history to make me a bit nervous. I have four sisters and I hope breast cancer does not invade any of them.

Medical technology offers some hope. Yearly mammograms for those over forty can help detect breast cancer. And we can all do monthly breast self-exams to check for lumps and abnormalities.
Early detection can increase the odds of survival. I am happy to report that my yearly mammogram showed no abnormalities. If you are a female forty or older, I hope you will also have a mammogram. It could save your life.
The beautiful quilt blocks you see were purchased by me a couple years ago as part of the quilt for a cure auction on eBay. The proceeds from that auction benefited the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I hope to make them into a quilt soon. This year quiltpinkauctions is auctioning completed quilts on eBay with the proceeds going to the Susan G Komen foundation as well. Go ahead and take a look. There are some beautiful quilts for sale.

Here is something else to check out:
Yahoo is donating $1.00 to the Susan Komen foundation per pink photo added to this group up to $50,000.