My friend Lenore sent me this link today, and I couldn’t help but chuckle at the creativity of these women. (Above is a preview of what you’ll find when you click on the link. If you are modest to a fault, feel free to pass on this one.) Local artist Karen Bakke was featured in The Forum several months back for her similarly creative piece:
It’s all for a good cause — breast cancer awareness — an initiative that’s close to my heart in more ways than the literal sense. My mother-in-law, a dear lady I truly consider my second mother, is a breast cancer survivor. If not for an experimental drug that came out during the time this disease threatened her life, I never would have met her. I would have been denied the gift of one very special lady and kindred spirit; my kids would have missed out on a huge, wonderful piece of their heritage; and my husband could have lost his mother at a very tender age. I read recently that breast cancer is the number one killer of women, and that means a lot of sisters, friends, aunts, grandmothers and mothers have left us too early because of breast cancer. So, let this link bring a smile to your face for the sheer creativity of it, as well as for those who are still living because of advancements in treatment, and those who didn’t beat it but still enriched our lives in profound ways.
Lenore didn’t know this back story when she thought to send me the link. I’m fairly certain she thought of me because of another “back story” (or should I say “front story”?) that I posted here and here in September. If you didn’t catch it then, learn more about how I spent my 40th birthday (and get a sense of my whacky friends’ antics) by going back a few months in time.
And with all that, I wish you the very breast day possible!
Peace Garden Mama