Friday, October 06, 2006

Morning Update and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Patty felt pretty bad yesterday but felt a little better last night. This morning she was nauseated and vomited. After that she felt a little better. This is the second day in a row that this has happened. She says its almost like morning sickness. I had read someone else describe the same feeling. Hopefully, she'll begin a upswing this morning.

As you may or may not know, October is breast cancer awareness month. During the month thousands of people and organizations take the time to make women more aware of breast cancer and to also celebrate those who have survived it. Jacki Donaldson, who wrote an article on Patty and the blog last month, is celebrating those currently under treatment and survivors by posting interviews of them daily at The Cancer Blog.

On a more local level, St. Mary's Breast Center is celebrating Breast Cancer Survivor Month in many fashions. Many of Patty's great friends work at the center and they are gathering a team together to participate in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's Race for the Cure walk on October 28. More specifically they are going to walk in Patty's honor. Their team name is "St. Mary's Bosom Buddies". Interesting. Anyway, their recruiting as many people as they can to walk with them in honor of Patty on this day. You don't have to work for St. Mary's to join. So, if you want to join them call Crystal Duggar at 859-7063 or email her at If you want to go ahead and join click on the following link:

Then click REG NOW, then click JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM and look for the St. Mary's team. You will get a Race for the Cure t-shirt as well! Now if you're lazy or injured and don't want to walk you can participate in "Sleep for a Cure". You still register and get a free t-shirt but you don't have to walk and you can stay in and sleep.

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