Thursday, October 7, 2010

Think Pink... October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It's so important to have a clinical breast examination by a trained healthcare professional at least every two years! Please don't wait till it's too late ladies!

My dear Nannykins, who's just celebrated her 93rd birthday was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1950's. Despite losing both breasts to the disease and undergoing numerous bouts of radiation, she is alive and still going strong! Early detection can save lives!

Our local Curves is having a benefit to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research, and the members were asked to donate prizes that are to be raffled off and the money raised will be donated to the Cancer Society. I decided to make a special anime kitten for the occassion and will name her Pinky.




She is made from a hand woven wool felt and I made a little boquet of roses for her to hold. Hopefully she'll add a nice donation to this worthy cause!

7 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful idea, Shelly. Pinky is the sweetest thing and I´m sure she will help a lot to raise donations.
    Happy birtday to your wonderful Nanny! She must be an awesome woman!

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  2. She is so cute! Great job. Hope she brings in some money for the cause. :)

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  3. Ana, thank you, I hope so too! And yes, my Nannykins is a sweetie, she lives in the same building as us and I try and see her everyday for lunch.

    Thanks Skooks!

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  4. Oh, she is so beautiful! Hope she raises a lot of money along with all the ooohs and aaahs she is sure to evoke. She is absolutely darling as are all your anime animals as well as your dolls. Thanks for an always inspiring blog!
    /Lina in Sweden

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  5. How precious! You'll definitely have people vying to bring her home!

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  6. Wow! Happy Birthday to Nannykins! Pinky is just too precious and for such a wonderful cause. Hope she raises lots of money!

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  7. Thank you all, I've got my fingers crossed:)

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