Wednesday, April 25, 2012




It cannot cripple love

It cannot shatter hope

It cannot corrode faith

It cannot destroy peace

It cannot kill friendship

It cannot suppress memories

It cannot silence courage

It cannot invade the soul

It cannot steal eternal life

It cannot conquer the spirit

Monday, April 23, 2012


you, wait
seated quietly
nervous and anticipating
your heart sings a million tunes
optimistic any other day
but pessimistic today
snipets of life replay
over and over again
like a broken record
you manage to smile
at those
who don't know
how important


Heading off to doctor’s appointments, treatments, etc. means carrying a lot of stuff with you. Most of the time, you have to wait and a good book or journal makes a wonderful ‘wait partner’. Chemotherapy treatments can take a while. Carry  meditation tapes  and plugged in for the duration. It may  help you relax and transport you to another place while the treatment  taking place.
Having a sturdy, roomy and – bonus – inspirational - tote bag is a great way to manage the bits and pieces while providing an inspirational message to keep you focused and positive. Staying positive and involved in your own healing are definite prerequisites to keep in mind.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


 I made a promise to my mother to continue to excel in school in the hopes of going to a great college... My mother’s death only heightened my passion to want to succeed in each one of my goals. There is no way that I will let my mother’s death go in vain. She spent 14 years raising me to be the best person that I can be. I will not stop until I know I have made her proud.  

                                                                                                     --Michael Costley, 2012 Komen Scholarship Recipient 


We thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday,
and the days before that, too.

We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name.

All we have are memories,
and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake
with which we'll never part.

God has you in his keeping,
we have you in our hearts.
- author unknown -

Sunday, April 15, 2012

What is the race ?

The Komen Race for the Cure Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. Of the net proceeds raised locally from the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, a minimum of 25% goes to national breast cancer research and up to 75% stays in the Komen St. Louis Affiliate's 17-county service area to help organizations provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs.

This year's goal is to raise $3,300,000.00 , so far we achieved $85,485.24


Monthly Breast Exams