Saturday, July 11, 2009

avon walk for breast cancer


TechnoBabe said...

Every one of us women either has had breast cancer or knows someone personally who has had breast cancer. My mother had a mastectomy and then 7 years later the other side too. She just had her 88th birthday. Your photos of the walk are colorful, meaningful, thoughtful.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


My mother also had two separate mastectomies, many years apart. And my grandmother, too. They both died of other things.

I couldn't really capture the spirit of the walk - the energy was palpable, though.

TaraDharma said...

I have lost several friends to breast cancer, and have a couple more who are in remission currently. A terrible terrible disease - not that any of them are not terrible. I'll keep my diabetes, thank you, but spare me breast cancer (or any other kind). At least now there are great role models for us, trails blazed by women who have had mastectomies and triumphed and recovered and who are brave and strong enough to share their stories.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


It's a gruesome disease that attacks so many aspects of a woman's life. We may not be our breasts, but any kind of mutilation is devastating. I can't tell you how much I admire those wonderful role models you speak of, and how they give us all hope.