This may not be an easy post for me to write, but I need to get it out… so here goes nothing.
My only Aunt – well we called her that because she has been my Mom’s best friend since they were in 5th grade – was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. Not only has this been hard on her and her family, it’s been extremely hard on my mom. I couldn’t even begin to imagine how hard it would be to watch my Mom suffer through breast cancer. My Aunt just had surgery today, and she’s hopefully done with chemotherapy. She has to start radiation soon, and that’s just another uphill battle. She says she’s ready to take it on, so let’s hope she is stronger than the cancer is.
I freaking hate that word. Cancer. It pisses me off.
My Aunt didn’t want me to post her photo, because she’s having a really hard time with the chemo, losing her hair, and just all around feeling crappy lately. I don’t blame her. Many of us, myself included, feel very attached to our hair. In cultures around the world, hair equals beauty. It’s at times like these that we have to realize beauty comes from within, and that’s where the strength to kick cancer’s ass comes from as well.
That is why I’m thankful to be working with Ford to get the word out about the fight against breast cancer.
Did you realize that Ford Motor Company has been active in the fight against breast cancer since 1993? In 2006 Ford increased their efforts by starting the Warriors in Pink and the Ford Warriors in Pink line of wear and gear. All of the net proceeds from all wear and gear sales goes to the cause with donations going to charities that offer a broad range of support.
Treatments for cancer are so expensive. Even with insurance, my Aunt has co-pays each week for her treatments or check-ups. The bills add up so fast.
Ford Warriors in Pink has a remarkably broad outreach from their sponsorship – including various popular TV shows and magazines with endorsements from celebrities. Ford Motor Companies goal bring the topic to the forefront about breast cancer and have it be a part of everyday conversation. Ford wants to encourage women and men to engage in self-exams. If people have earlier awareness then self diagnosis can occur at an earlier stage , which in turn, could save lives. Ford has set aside more than $115 million to the cause which shows just how dedicated they are to this cause.
When you buy Ford Warriors in Pink apparel at fordcares.com, 100% of the net proceeds go directly to support breast cancer awareness all year long. Not just 10%, not just 50%, 100%! That’s amazing. Not many companies do such great things for the fight against breast cancer, so Ford is definitely one I can stand behind – especially at a time like this.
The beautiful Dreamer PJ pants are $24 (shown above) and all net proceeds will go to charities that support breast cancer. They have many other items from a tie, to sweatshirts, scarfs and more.
This October, Ford Warriors in Pink® has launched its first ever produced documentary, “Bang the Drum: Living Out Loud in the Face of Breast Cancer.” The film honors 11 men and women breast cancer survivors who have demonstrated strength and courage in their battle with its “Models of Courage” program. 2012 marks Ford Motor Company’s 18th year of support for the breast cancer cause. In that time, Ford has dedicated more than $115 million to the breast cancer cause.
You too can get involved in this tremendously worthy program! When you buy Ford Warriors in Pink apparel at fordcares.com, 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to support breast cancer awareness all year long.
— Slap Dash Mom (@SlapDashMom) October 23, 2012
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ford Warriors in Pink. The opinions and text are all mine.