Saturday, September 12, 2009

First Ever Blog Post.....

Hello Blog World!  Although I am a crafter and quilter, I think my first post should be a subject near and dear to my heart.  My sister survived breast cancer last year with a mastectomy.  My best friend of 30+ years has been cancer free for 1 year; she underwent full chemo and radiation.  With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up in October, it is high on my priority list of pondering.

Some Breast Cancer Facts from The Breast Cancer Site         

  • Every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer  
  • One woman in eight who lives to age 85 will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55.
  • Mammography is a low-dose X-ray examination that can detect breast cancer up to two years before it is large enough to be felt.
  • When breast cancer is found early, the five-year survival rate is 96%. This is good news! Over 2 million breast cancer survivors are alive in America today.
Did you know you can help women in need get mammograms with just a click?  Its free! Just click on the Breast Cancer Site link above or button at right.  Every click counts!

Until next time....
Lisa


pink ribbon image courtesy of http://www.carolsutton.net

6 comments:

  1. Lisa, what a great way to start! I'm glad to hear the news about your sister. I hope all others are well and I look forward to reading your ruminations.

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  2. Welcome to the blog world!!
    Good news about your sis...

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  3. Welcome to Blogville USA :) Beautiful first post and Praises going up on your Dear Sis's remission!

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  4. Hi Lisa!
    Welcome to blogland. I was so happy to hear the news about your sister. Keep us posted.
    Paulette

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  5. Hey Lisa!

    Looks great! I've already saved your blogspot to my favorites and will be checking in often -- just promise me you won't post any embarrassing reunion pics! LOL!

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  6. Welcome to blogland! Being a two time breast cancer survivor I appreciate your comments in your very first post. Best of luck and I will check in from time to time.

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