This is a very personal and a very important post for me. Last year I organized the Pink Power bloghop for my mom who was then undergoing treatment for breast cancer. This year in August we had to say goodbye to her sadly. She fought bravely and smiled throughout her treatment even though it was painful for her.
Mom taught me so many things. Among them she helped me get started on my breastfeeding journey with Saanvi. She taught me to be a mom. It was a big loss for me to let go of my oldest and deepest connection in the same year – and in a span of few months – as forming my newest and deepest connection.
The biggest lesson mom taught me was that as important as it was to nurture Saanvi by breastfeeding her, it was equally important for me to take care of myself. BC is deadly and BC cannot be taken lightly but BC is curable if detected early. She strongly urged me to start doing regular checkups and mammograms from now on every year.
So I’m organizing the hop today to remind YOU also to Go get checked! Here is what I plan to do:
- On the 26th of each month, I’ll encourage you with a card to do a self-exam
- Every year I will urge you with this hop to go get a mammogram!
- If you know anyone fighting BC or if you yourself are, please send me a note using my contact me page. I’d love to send you a card. My mom received many beautiful ones and loved them all!
Here is my card for today’s hop…
This uses the Verve Pink Power set I designed last year. I still love how powerful and elegant the bald silhouette is!
Joining me today to spread the Go get checked! message are some wonderful ladies. Please visit them all!
And I have a giveaway for you!
Comment on this post as to when you last had your mammogram/Dr. checkup. The 3 people with the most recent checkup date will win a “I Think Pink” package from me with a bunch of pink goodies including the Pink Power stamp set.