The month of pink is coming to an end and with it a treasure trove of memories, including survivors with courageous and touching stories that warmed my heart and made me realize just how fortunate I am to be able, not only to share my story, but to hear the amazing stories of others.
On Sunday, I was at the Piney Branch Golf Club for the "Hope and Healing" luncheon to benefit the Carroll Hospital Breast Cancer Center.
It was an amazing day filled with a scrumptious lunch, silent auction and door prizes. The Carroll Community goes all out for this event and they spared no expense in making each survivor and their caregivers feel loved and appreciated. I was especially touched by one survivor’s story of how her husband found the lump in her breast (details to follow!). Tears welled up in my eyes as I saw the love between the two of them and how both of them are making a difference as they share their story of compassion and hope! They are just one of the couples that I met that afternoon that made an impact.
Yes, I am tired. It’s been a month of travel (I’ve logged on over 2,400 miles), not including sky miles, and I still have one event to attend.
On Sunday, I will be the honoree of the Celebration of Life Award on behalf of the Eileen Stein Jacoby Foundation for Breast Cancer Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund supports the laboratory of Molecular Biologist/Geneticist Andrew K. Godwin, PhD. Dr. Godwin and his team of researchers study the hereditary and non-hereditary factors that influence one's risk of developing breast cancer and response to therapy. It’s a great honor and a wonderful way to end the month of “pink.”
On Sunday on my way home from the Piney Branch Golf Club, I took the back roads to catch some of the spectacular fall scenery.
God’s creation is simply amazing!