Friday, October 5, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Happy Friday my friends!

As you might know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Numerous activities are held everywhere... most of them to create conscious about the illness and the importance of prevention.  As support and solidarity to the cause, the company I work with sponsors the Susan G Komen's 5K Race for the Cure locally every year.  It's a great opportunity to be involved in a great cause in both, professional and personal point of views.

The survivors who participate in the events are admirable.  I really have a lot of respect for those who have fought against cancer of any type.  I had a "warning" once when something was found in a mamography study... and at the end it wasn't anything too serious... but I have to tell you, the process of finding out results, and conducting studies, and so, and waiting...  is very stressful.  So imagine when these people find out they have cancer and have to receive treatment, etc.  It's tough!




This year my husband ran the race and I walked it (well, tried to go faster than walking sometimes, but don't know how to call it...LOL!).  We did it for ourselves, for the survivors, for the people we know who have fought against cancer (even if it's not breast cancer), and for general support.




Can you see in this picture the most exciting person arriving from the race?



And here's a photo opportunity we created for my job... People stood in front of this backdrop to simulate they were arriving to the finish line.  Very cool.


Finally... this blog's mainly about scrapbooking, right.  So I made this CAS card to share with you my feeling during this race...  It's a message of hope, faith, solidarity and life appreciation.  I really hope you like it.  



I used patterned paper, washi tapes, baker's twine, an eyelet, cardstock and stamps (both are from Unity).  I colored the ribbon/butterfly with watercolor pencils and added some glossy and glitter to the ribbon section.

Thank you for stopping by... your visit and comments are really inspiring and I feel loved... hehehehe... Have a nice weekend!


















21 comments:

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Amiguita, esa tarjeta te quedo hermosa!! Me encantaron las fotos de la carrera, se nota que la pasaron super bien. Un abrazo!

JAY said...

Que bueno que disfrutaron mucho! La tarjeta quedó chulisima.

Queenie said...

Loved reading your post!
I also had a scare a few yrs ago and although everythng turned out fine the waiting is dreadful,hats off to them!!
Beautiful card,love it.
Hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Laura Figueroa Colon said...

Es una de las actividades mas hermosas que se realizan en la isla, que bueno que pudiste participar. La tarjeta de show! Me encanto la ilusion de la mariposa.

Jen said...

This is very pretty! I love the glossy accents!

by belle said...

Beautiful card and great cause!!

jackie 4124 said...

Very pretty card.

Crystal said...

Beautiful card and a great cause! I've done the Race for the Cure several times and it always brings tears to my eyes seeing the hope and love that unites all of these people from different backgrounds in one wish for a cure.

Beate said...

Love your card!
Hugs and smiles

Julie Odil said...

Great card -- great cause I've done the run a few times and its very uplifting.

Laura Jane said...

Lovely! RIBBON FLUTTERBY:)

FeistyCrafter said...

Great card for the cause !! Love the butterfly ribbon image!

Great photo finish ;o)

Myrna Marcano said...


Que hermosa actividad. Gracias por compartirlo.
Me encanto la tarjeta.
Abrazos, Myrna

Ruby said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Beautiful card. I love the image colors so Beautiful!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors on your card and what a wonderful cause to help out with! :)

Eva said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the backdrop for pictures at the race made me smile.

Angel said...

haha. you look cute at the finish line
this card is beautiful! the sentiment speaks a lot.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You story and card are both so inspiring!

Emily H said...

Aw! This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment