Thursday, October 23, 2008

Another Assignment...

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!


Kimmy said...

What a wonderful post!!! I was having trouble with this weeks assignment. Probably won't do it this week.

Michelle said...

I known three women who have lost their battle with BC and many more who have beat it.

It is always good for us to remind each other that we need to keep an eye on keeping the girls healthy (or catching it quickly if things go wrong).

I wrote a letter to my breasts in honor of BC awareness month. :)

Weeksie50 said...

I would join you in your walk.
I would proudly walk beside you!

What a great cause.

La Pixie said...

I would actually get up off my lazy booty and walk for that.

Becky said...

I would definitely walk with you for this cause. Great post great admonishment.

Minxy Mimi said...

What a beautiful post. I think its a rare person who does not know someone who has died from cancer.

Jo-Jo said...

I know many cancer survivors and unfortunately am a daughter of a victim of cancer. Thank you for your post.

Gwen said...

I walk many miles every year for cancer and will continue to do so. We lost our Grandma to breast cancer 10 years ago and I lost my best friend this year to cervical cancer. Wonderful post and keep walking!!!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Boo. I hate cancer. HATE CANCER!! What a great cause to walk for!

I'm checking my boobs now, thanks for the reminder. :)

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