hope for a cure

I am sure if you watch any tv or read any type of magazine or newspaper you are well aware that it is breast cancer awareness month.  Even the NFL is a supporter of the cause, those pink shoes and gloves are not for style points, although I think they are super cute.:)

DeAngelo Williams, running back for the Carolina Panthers has set up the DeAngleo Williams Breast Cancer Foundation in order to one day help pay for treatments for women who can not afford them.  DeAngelo's mother is a breast cancer survivor,  so the cause is a personal one for him.  Those of you that know me know that breast cancer awareness is personal for me too.

That's me and my ferocious shelti Rudy this past Saturday after the Sugan G. Komen Race For The Cure.  I ran in celebration of my Mom, Carolyn Munoz, who is a breast cancer survivor.  I never thought our family would have had to battle cancer but in the end it has made us stronger, set our priorities straight and reminded us that life is short and precious and we need to love each other with all of our hearts every day because none of us are immune to death.  Mom has been in remission for almost 13 years- Go Mom, you freakin' tough lady- I am so proud of you and love you more than you know!

On my way to the race last weekend I saw that the Duke Tower was lit up in pink, I thought that was the coolest thing, knowing that so many people are in support of these efforts. 

I also want to mention a coworker of mine, she received her last chemo treatment this week and will be undergoing surgery to remove her tumor on Nov. 11.  Please keep my friend in your thoughts and prayers over the next few months as she continues to battle this horrible disease.

Enjoy the weekend and if you see your mom give her a big hug and tell her you love her.:)