Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Very Good Cause

We try very hard to give back to important causes whenever possible, providing services, time or money.  We just feel it's necessary to maintain a good life balance, and to promote awareness of issues that matter to us.

In that spirit, our very good, longtime friend Susan Harms Stover is participating in the 2-Day Boston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and she needs to reach her goal of $2,500 by May 18th.

Every 3 minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.  Donations to support Sue's walk will go toward medical research into the possible causes of and cure for breast cancer, education and early detection programs, and clinical care and support services for women with breast cancer in communities across the country.

On a personal note, I have been on the receiving end of suspicious mammogram results and have undergone a surgical biopsy.  I am grateful that my results were benign, and I realize the essential need for regular testing and early detection.  I hope that efforts like Sue's will make that a possibility for all women throughout the U.S.

To help Sue reach her goal, you can visit her personal fundraising page here.  

Thanks for taking the time to read about, and hopefully contribute to, this worthy cause.


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