Thursday, October 29
I'm really pleased to say that I've raised $275.00 from online donations, and tomorrow hopefully we can raise more.
To me, pink ribbon day used to be a charity that I would support in a small way - buy a badge, pen, cupcake or some similar type merchandise and not give it much thought.... but then I met a colleague at work that took me a little step closer. In her 30's like me, she was newly married and looking at starting a family, without her mother.
Her mother had passed away in her late teens/early twenties and left behind herself, two brothers and a husband. It pained me to learn such a vivacious, generous spirited and caring person like herself didn't have a Mum - growing up doesn't finish when we turn eighteen. No mother to share her engagement, wedding and most recently the arrival of her beautiful baby boy. She couldn't ask her Mum about her pregnancies, share those special life-changing moments.
Imagine that. Imagine leaving your babies behind.. Imagine my kids growing up without me. We did have a close call almost two years ago, where I almost did die - thank goodness that wasn't a reality for my girls.
So I want to make sure I can help promote and assist the pink ribbon campaign. For my friend, for her Mum, for my girls.
Do you have a motivation for pink ribbon day?
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