Today is World Cancer Day.
I had already planned to write today’s post before I knew that. Funny how things work out like that, huh?
I spent my Saturday night at a local charity hockey game. They called it Pink in the Rink. It is an annual event where several local non-profits with a focus on breast cancer were represented at the game. There were highlights not only about the organizations, but also very encouraging and hope-filled tributes to several survivors.
The organization that I went to help represent is Shirley’s Angels. I came in contact with this organization through a friend of a friend. It wasn’t because I had a need or even knew anyone who was in need of their services; it was merely helping a friend out. I was so impressed, though, with what this organization was doing to serve others that I remained involved in supporting their efforts.
You can read more about the story behind Shirley’s Angels here.
I think every one of us have been impacted by cancer in one way or another. This disease does not discriminate. In hearing the stories of all the survivors this past weekend, though, it was so encouraging to hear that there is hope and progress is being made.
In honor of World Cancer Day, and specifically, breast cancer, I created a few cards using Stampin’ Up!’s Ribbon of Courage stamp set.
I know we have a long way to go in finding a cure, but in the meantime, I am so thankful there are organizations like Shirley’s Angels to help those in need as they go through a very difficult time in their lives.
As a side note – you can adapt this stamp set for any specific type of cancer. Here is a nice reference chart I got from Pinterest with the different color representation for each type.
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