Since then, another friend, Jenny, a fellow New Zealander whom I had “met” online through Susan, also died of inflammatory breast cancer.
My own family has also been touched – no, not touched, smashed into – by cancer. Cancer doesn’t visit lightly.
As you may know, for the past couple of years Pearl and I have taken part in the local Relay For Life to raise funds for the NZ Cancer Society. We can’t run this year, but we are still supporting the Relay. My sister – The Fabulous Auntie B – and her children are still managing a team. We will help them raise funds and cheer them on from the sidelines in March during the event.
I hope you will continue to support Relay – whether it’s our team in our event, or another team, or your local event – in whatever way possible. If you know me in real life and would like to donate to our team, please contact me for details.
If you don’t know me in real life but would still like to donate – hooray! Please go to the Relay For Life website and donate to any team you like. Or find your own local Relay For Life or Cancer Society webpage and donate there instead. The important thing is to help these societies support people with cancer and their families.
Celebrate – Remember – Fight Back!
For my family.
For your family.
For ourselves, should we ever need it – they’ll be there.
© UpsideBackwards 2013.