This is a quick post. On Saturday, Jason and I are participating in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk for the American Cancer Society here in Kalamazoo. We’re joining AGES, the Association for Graduate English Students, from Western. It’s so amazing to me that this organization has chosen to participate, and together we’ve raised over $1,000 dollars. It makes me proud to be a part of the community at Western.
This is a cause that is really dear to so many, myself included. I rarely meet someone whose life hasn’t been touched by breast cancer; it seems we all have a loved one, a friend, a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, coworker who has suffered through this disease, or have suffered ourselves. This event raises money for research and programs, but it also raises hope. My mother and grandmother are both breast cancer survivors and I will be thinking about them when I walk tomorrow, as well as the countless other women and men who have been affected by this horrible, but thankfully often treatable and certainly preventable, disease.
Said treatment and prevention is made possible by fund-raising efforts like the one on Saturday. I’m including a link to my page, through which you can donate if you so choose. Every little bit helps, and you can remain anonymous if you like. Thanks to all of you who have already given; your generosity is greatly appreciated. Tomorrow will be powerful, and I hope that this tiny effort of ours can truly make a difference for those in need.
To donate, CLICK HERE.