Support comes in so many forms. A text message, a phone call, a hug, and well my personal favorite (and appropriate for today’s post) a good bra.

I haven’t really posted much about Breast Cancer Awareness recently — er, well… actually… since completing my 3-day walk in 2008. This cause is still so very near and dear to my heart. My grandmother passed away after battling the disease for years. My aunt will be going through chemo treatments for about another 6-8 weeks. And my mom is a survivor. And because of the Breast Cancer 3-day walk I did a couple of years ago, I know countless other survivors — and stories of others that have gone before.

Because of all of these things, I am an advocate — as much as I can be.

I know it’s not October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) – but this is the season where the Susan G. Komen Foundation is just gearing up for their Race for the Cure & Breast Cancer 3-day events. These events raise millions of dollars toward funding programs and research aimed at eliminating this disease. That is surely something I would love to see one day soon. And I hope that day does come soon. Because I really don’t want to see statistics from the National Cancer Institute showing me statistics that approximately 194,000 NEW cases were diagnosed in 2009.

I just know that one of these cases is very close to me… and is now fighting to rid her body of any remnant of the disease.

But in the meantime, I want to encourage all of you to visit my friend Shannon and support her {financially if you are able} in her VERY FIRST 5k race. I am so happy and excited for her — and so glad that she is doing this to support such an awesome cause.

Shannon supported me in 3-day walk — so I’m hoping to return the favor here and with my own financial support. Her goal is to raise $125 — but I know how generous you all are {plus it’s tax deductible!} — so help me surpass her goal and really show her our bloggy support! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you aren’t able to give financially — that’s ok! Go visit Shannon’s blog and leave her a comment, something I know all of us bloggers do very well! (But don’t forget to leave me a comment too!) ๐Ÿ™‚