Saturday, September 10, 2011

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In 2010, President Obama declared that September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.   A few weeks ago, my husband and I dressed up in our Star Wars costumes to help the Rally Foundation with a fundraiser 5K run/walk.   

The Rally Foundation is a non-profit organization, with the help of volunteers raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long term side effects and, ultimately, a cure. 
One of our friends, even ran the race in his full Stormtrooper costume.  This was a really great event and we had the opportunity to meet some really special kids.  

On September 21 at Union Station in Washington DC, 46 mothers from around the country will gather to shave their heads in solidarity with their children who have fought or are currently fighting cancer.  These 46 women call themselves the “46 Mommas.”  

This group represents the startling reality that each weekday, 46 families are told that their child has cancer.   

The 46 Mommas are joining together with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in supporting the Foundation’s mission to  “Conquer Kids’ Cancer!” The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers.

Please show your support for these brave children and their families.   You can "Like" the 46 Mommas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Flowers on Saturday

This was taken at a local garden.  It is one of my favorite places to go walking.  This post is linked to Flowers on Saturday.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Are you eating wood pulp?

 I came across this interesting article today.  It talks about cellulose, which is actually a type of processed wood pulp and how it is used in processed foods.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's been awhile, but I feeling a lot better

The last couple of months have been rough personally.  But, I think things are finally back to normal.  I know that I am feeling a lot better, thanks to some changes in medication and family support.   I lost interest in a lot of things, myself included.  But, I am ready to get back on the horse, so to speak. 

I am really looking forward to the fall.  I am ready for some cooler weather!!  I know my children are too.  They have already been asking when we would visit the apple farm.   My little girl has informed me that she wants to make some applesauce, an apple pie, and an apple cake.   I guess when we make it out there, we will be picking several bushels of apples. 

Plus, we are starting cheerleading next week!  This should be interesting.   Let's just say that when I was in high school, the cheerleaders were not necessarily my favorite people.  But, soccer wasn't her sport and this is something that she is totally interested in, so I will be totally supportive.    We offered my son the chance to play football this fall. He wasn't interested.  He has decided to stick with baseball.  I like that we can space out the sporting activities.