Friday, October 7, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I think it is a really important thing to discuss.

And because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 Early detection is the key to Breast Cancer. 

Give your donations to the Cancer Society

I lost my sister-in-law Darylanne to cancer. She was 42 with a 8 year old little boy. 

That was 12 years ago.

She was the bravest and most courageous  person I have ever known.

Unfortunately she was not a miracle but you can be!

Get your mammogram!!!

I care about all of you!!

XXOO

Please!



33 comments :

Catherine Denton said...

Love your painting. This is such a worthy cause. I lost a dear friend to breast cancer this year. I hope everyone is getting checked.
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RobanStudio said...

I am so sorry for your loss Heather.

I've been meaning to do some art for the cause too. You have motivated me. Love your painting! Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

So true! I am so sorry for your loss, she was so very young!

Phoenix Peacock said...

Losing family to cancer is always such a devastating loss. I think its great you have taken that painful history and turned it into motivation to really reach out to others in a proactive way.

and the painting is stunning. those lips!

Clare said...

Sorry for your loss - cancer is such a terrible thing - it seems every family has been affected. Thank-you for the gentle reminder to beware.

Shpangle said...

Caroline of Carolee crafts has started a campaign 'Handmade does wear it pink' where a group of crafters are supporting this great cause..please join them, more info here: http://www.craftsforcharity.co.uk/p/Crafting_for_charity.html

craftattack said...

Love the picture you have made. You must miss your sister very much! Valerie

Yvonne said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Your painting is lovely. she has such a sweet face.

Lesley said...

Lovely painting. I had my mammogram earlier this year and lost a friend to BC last year.

steph said...

sorry for your loss...and yes I will take heed...thanks for your care...love love your artwork and happy PPF and a lovely weekend to you!

NatashaMay said...

You are so right. And what a beautiful gesture to incorporate it into a painting.

EVA said...

A beautiful and very apt painting for your message. A terrible disease indeed.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Thanks for sharing ~ hugs to you ~ your sister is 'watching over you' like never before ~ Love your painting and your art style ~ thanks ~Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

iamrushmore said...

beautiful painting and a beautiful message. knowledge is power and we all must continue to speak up about what we know - to honor those we've lost, and to help prevent more loss.

Melisa said...

A beautiful painting and a very important message. We are losing far too many of our friends and relatives to this. It's easy to put it off, but so important not to.

hastingshall2 said...

Gorgeous painting and a timely message.. If only they could find a simple detection method for the other kind of breast cancer - inflammatory b.c.
Faye

carlarey said...

Your painting is lovely. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your sister so soon. Thanks for the reminder to get checked, far too many of us don't. My appointment card is taped to my monitor.

Christine said...

sorry for your loss. You've done a lovely tribute to Breast Cancer.

Megan said...

What a beautiful painting and such an important message! Thank you for sharing, lovely tribute...

SHERI C said...

Gorgeous and meaningful work this week. It's a wonderful tribute piece for sure! Happy PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

My mother is a breast cancer survivor, all thanks to early detection- you are SO right and thank you for creating a piece so full of meaning- both for yourself and for others!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Gloria said...

Hi Heather.Great reminder to us all. I did get mine in June. Beautiful piece, but then your work is always beautiful. Thanks for the great post, have a wonderful weekend.

Nicola said...

Hi Heather, a wonderful message and a beautiful piece, so sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing this very important message!!! xoxo

Kristin said...

This is gorgeous! I love her eyes and mouth and of course the message - which, btw, I need personally. Okay, I will go (thank you for the reminder ;) xoxo

Manon said...

I am so sorry for your loss, cancer is an awful thing. Art helped me getting through loss. I hope you find some comfort in that too.
ManonX

Diana Evans said...

A very good cause!!!! wonderful art piece too....Sorry for your loss and raising awareness is a great way to remember....

Becca said...

Love this piece, and such a lovely reminder!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

This was my first visit and I have loved spending time with your blog. Very inspiring work and you write really well also. Looking forward to following. Trace xx

Kristin Dudish said...

This is such a beautiful way to highlight such an important subject!

xo
Kristin

creatingme said...

Really pretty and sweet. Thank you!

Fallingladies said...

wonderful work and such an important message, I'm scheduled for mine soon!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous art and powerful post! Beautiful tribute to your s-i-l..amazing! Bless you and her and all who loved her..fantastic post!
HUgs
victoria

Melisa said...

So pretty! I'm LOVING the little one, especially!