When my first daughter was 5 weeks old I signed up to attend a local group run by the town called Baby Basics. I went hoping to find some sanity, I adored my baby but knew I was becoming neurotic with all of my worries…there’s only so many times in a day you can wonder “Is she breathing” before you wonder if you’re going mad. What I ended up finding was a loving group of Moms whom I became very close with, all 13 of us have kept in touch over the years and get together when we can.
It was within this circle of 13 that I had my first experience with breast cancer. One of my fellow Mommy’s was diagnosed and although it wasn’t happening to me it was a kick in the teeth to be sure. Thankfully she kicked the proverbial snot outta cancer and is loving life with her husband and daughter today.
Cancer and Mother’s Day Go Together For Me
Since that time in my life I’ve always associated Mother’s Day with cancer. It sounds strange but I was a new Mom and having one of my friends who will always be tied to the early days of my Mommyhood battling the disease the two go together for me.
It wasn’t until this year that I’ve recognized that I could do something to make a difference for Mother’s Day. Susan G. Komen and the WWE are making it possible for me to donate to help women with breast cancer by supporting our community cancer programs for uninsured and underserved women.
I know that my Mum would much prefer I donate the money I would have spent on a wee gift, she has a giving heart and will be thrilled to be helping others rather than herself.
WWE & Susan G. Komen Make Mom Proud
WWE has teamed up with Susan G. Komen to raise awareness with the Make Mom Proud campaign. Komen is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research and community outreach programs. WWE will be using all of their assets (social media, TV broadcasts, live events) to help raise awareness, urging fans to participate in local races and donating to the organization.
Watch throughout the mont for a series of public service announcements which share information on breast cancer from WWE Superstar Triple H and Divas Alicia Fox and Layla.
Alicia Fox and Layla will also attend the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure and its surrounding events on Mother’s Day weekend in Washington, D.C., an area that has among the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country.
Join the #WWEMoms at the #MakeMomProud Twitter Party
Thursday, May 9, 2013
7 – 8 pm ET
4 – 5 pm PT
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and Susan G.Komen and WWE this week announced Make Mom Proud, an awareness campaign urging moms to educate themselves about breast cancer and support Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
Join host @WWEmoms, along with @JanetGoingCrazy, @SoberJulie, @RachelFerrucci, @MommyJenna, @LisaSamples, @wrestlingaddict and friends, at 7pm ET this Thursday, as we encourage WWE fans everywhere to get involved and support the fight against breast cancer!
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