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Posted in Balanced Body | October 31, 2009 |

  

This post was written by Anastasiya. Follow me on Twitter or StumbleUpon and keep your life balanced!

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Blogging is one of the ways I express my ideas and thoughts. I am very grateful to everybody who reads these thoughts and agrees or disagrees with them. However right now I do not want to talk about myself, my ideas or my thoughts. I want to take a few seconds of your time and ask you to read something that will have more influence than just making you or me feel good.

I am pretty sure that all of you know that October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. I do not want to bring up negative thoughts and talk about how horrible this disease is (I am not a fan of negative thinking). For my own balance I want to hope that this disease will never touch me or anybody around me. At the same time I know a lot of families who go through really difficult times trying to cope with breast cancer. Just a few days ago I read that 1 out of 8 women will die of breast cancer and this rate has gone up in the last few decades (in the 70s it was 1 out of 10).

breast-cancer-donationCancer is one of the reasons that I am trying to live a healthy and balanced life and I am trying to spread the idea of physical and emotional balance to the people around me. This month I have participated in a project that was meant to collect donations for the Susan G. Komens for the Cure organization. Two wonderful bloggers (Lance Ekum from the Jungle of Life and Joana Sutter from Fitness and Spice) came up with an idea to gather the best posts from different blogs and to publish these posts in one book called the “Blog-4-Cause” . Everyone who wants to donate a few dollars to the Susan G. Komens for the Cure organization can purchase this book and all the proceedings will go to breast cancer research (please click here if you want to find out more about the book or to make a donation).

I am very happy that you have taken a few minutes to read this post. Together we can make a difference and build a brighter and healthier future for us and for the people we love.

 

Smart Thoughts (6)

  1. Anastasiya,
    Thank you for writing about this. I, too, contributed a post from my blog to the e-book and just requested a copy, (after making a donation to the Susan G. Komens for the Cure organization). Fortunately, I’ve never had breast cancer, although I did get quite a scare after my mammogram in September. There was some ambiguity about the results, and I had to go back for a follow-up mammogram in a few days. I was so anxious during that time, and it was an enormous relief when it turned out that everything was normal.

    • Anastasiya says:

      I am very happy that it was just a false alarm for you. I can’t even imagine what I would be going through if I heard news like this. Hopefully one day beast cancer and cancer in general won’t be a problem anymore.

  2. Lance says:

    Anastasiya,
    Thank you so much for all the support you’ve given to this. Really, you have made such a huge impact on me – as has everyone who has submitted articles, written about this, shared it on social networks, and more. It’s an honor for me to be here today and read the beautiful words you’ve written.
    Namaste,
    Lance

    • Anastasiya says:

      Thank you Lance for this wonderful idea about the book. I was very inspired by your action and I hope that many more people will get inspired by you and by the book that you have compiled. I was really honored to be part of the project.

  3. Anastasiya,

    Thank you for sharing this and for blogging for breast cancer. This has touched people I love dearly, and I have lost one of them as well. I never heard of this book though I read some of the blogs you mention, but it has slipped by me. I’m now going to look into it. Thanks for alerting us to this noble collaboration for a worthy cause.

    Cheers,
    Miche

    • Anastasiya says:

      Miche, I am very sorry for your loss. I know that no words can express what you feel when you lose a close person. I really hope that one day this terrible disease won’t be a threat anymore.