Get Your Knockers Up to Fight Breast Cancer

A family of love.

A family of love.

The athletes are trained.
The spectators have their cheers down pat.
There isn’t a pink t-shirt left to be had in the Windy City.
We’re ready…

for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Chicago!

It happens this weekend, June 1-2.  Participants will start and end at Soldier Field.  In between, they’ll tour the great city of Chicago, walking many miles to raise funds for breast cancer research.

My cousin Moe will be there with bells on.  Well, I’m not sure about the bells, but there’s sure to be a catchy theme outfit involved.  I told you about her last year, when she and her daughter Megan walked.  They fund-raised their heads off so that this year, the entire family could participate; Moe, her husband Paul and their 3 daughters.

Moe’s a 9 year breast cancer survivor.  Unfortunately,the cancer returned soon after last year’s walk.  Although her body isn’t up to walking the whole route this time, her spirit will be running; flying through the course with her family like the champ she is.

A blogging friend, Susie at Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  She announced it in typical Susie fashion; with honesty and humor.  Susie will undergo a double mastectomy today.  Please join with me in sending prayers and good wishes her way for a successful operation and a smooth recovery.

My sister Mary Kay is a survivor – it was stage 1 and she’s doing fine now, thank God.  (My sister Lib is holding her own against a brain tumor, but that’s a cancer for another day.)

I’m sure you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. If you can afford to do so, go to the Avon website and donate.  Or participate in a walk near you – they’re being held all over the country.

For everyone who is fighting this scourge, join with me now and raise your voice in a battle cry:  CANCER, YOU CAN KISS MY ASS!

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35 Responses to Get Your Knockers Up to Fight Breast Cancer

  1. mistyslaws says:

    Cancer really can kiss all of my ass. And I have a huge ass, so it will probably take a while to get all of it. Might keep it busy, so that it will leave all of our friends and family alone!

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  2. Elyse says:

    Well said, Peg. I will go over there and donate. I hope you are getting your checkups regularly too.

    And I’ll head over to Susie’s to wish her well.

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  3. My sister-in-law is a survivor, and I have numerous friends in this fight. (and like you, other family members, other cancer fights) Thanks for pinking up and cheering along! It does help.

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  5. FANS of Peg-o-Leg’s – just FYI
    Spotted this on Pied Type’s blog recently..I don’t Tweet, but some of you do…..thought you might want to know:….just a little hint. HINT (big one)
    “Note to WP bloggers: If you come across a WordPress post you think is worthy of being Freshly Pressed, tweet it to WP at @freshly_pressed. I’d been told there was no way to nominate a post, but today’s WordPress newsletter says: “Did you read something in the Reader that you think is Freshly Pressed material? Feel free to leave us a link, or tweet us @freshly_pressed.” I don’t understand where to leave that link, but I do know how to send a tweet (barely).”

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  6. Great post, Peg! We have great participation in the St. Louis Susan Komen race for the cure as well! Last year over 50,000 people participated to raise over 2.3 million dollars. It’s touching to see all the love and support in one group like that. Good luck to all those you’ve mentioned in your post, may they live long and prosper!

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  7. Thanks for the link to donate, Peg. Hooray for kicking cancer’s ass!!

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  8. Do you want us to kiss your ass or kick your ass? 🙂 I’m up for kicking Cancer’s ass with you! 🙂

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  9. Great post Peg! As a survivor, with a sister who is also a survivor and a Mom who didn’t survive. Thank you.

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  10. We have to kick it for ourselves, mother, sisters and daughters! Sing it Peg. I will carry you, your family and friends in my thoughts this weekend.

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  11. Go Peg-O and crew! Kick cancer’s ass!

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  12. Such a good cause I can even forgive its starting and ending at Soldier Field instead of… I don’t know… say… the Metrodome. 🙂

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  13. Mary K. says:

    Thanks for keeping the cancer fight in the spotlight. Mo and her family are so courageous. My prayers are with anyone I know fighting the cancer demon!

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  14. susielindau says:

    Thank you so much for writing this and for including me! I am glad to hear your sister is doing well! I will say a prayer for your sister with the tumor and your cousin. This is no picnic! It has been nearly 3 weeks and I still am not back to typing without pain. Stupid sentinel lymph nodes! Youch! I do know that soon this will all be a big blur.
    I think that my amazing prognosis is because of you and everyone else who got the message out. Thousands prayed and they were answered. My Oncotype was around 26% after the biopsies, but the tissue sent to may showed it dropped to 13%!!!
    I am very lucky to have a friend like you Peg!
    Now let’s kick cancer’s ass!!!!

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