Back for my weekly writing assignment from Mama Kat.
My prompts this week:
1.) Complete the sentence "I'd walk a mile for a ________." and continue writing about it.
2.) Describe in detail a person who leaves no stone unturned.
3.) When out to lunch with co-workers, you bump into a close friend who refers to you by a nickname. Because of its unusualness, the nickname catches the interest of one of your co-workers who asks for the story behind it. Start your story with, "This may come as a surprise, but ... " and end it with, "And that's how I got the nickname (fill in the blank)."
4.) Write about an intense game of Scrabble that takes an ugly turn for the worse.
When I saw the prompts I knew which one I'd go with and I chose the first one.
So here goes:
I would walk a mile for...well...I would walk ten-thousand miles (with breaks of course) to find a cure for cancer. I have lost too many family members and friends from this terrible terrible disease. I personally know people battling it right now and I also know survivors.
Did you know that approximately 1500 people die EACH day from this disease? Did you know that approximately 3400 people are diagnosed with cancer EACH day? That is such an alarming rate and I can only hope and pray that they find a cure. I would DEFINITELY walk one mile or a million miles to help battle this disease.
As some of you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month. I know a lot of my readers are female and I want to urge all of you that are old enough, to get your mammies grammed! I know it's not on your list of fun things to do - but it is important!!! For those that don't meet the age requirement for a mammogram, I want to urge you to do self-examination. Testing regularly is the best way for women to lower their risk of dying from breast cancer. Screening tests can find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Early detection is key!
My heart and prayers go out to everyone who has battled this disease and who is still battling it. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of my loved ones that I lost to this disease. I can only hope and pray that SOMEDAY we find a cure!