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“Cancer does not discriminate. It doesn’t care if you are a 57 year old about to become a first-time grandmother or if you are a 36 year old mother of three, and unfortunately for my family, we have witnessed this first hand. Today, every day, every month we honor those we love who have been affected by cancer, and for the month of October I am proud to honor the two I love most: my mother-in-law and my cousin, both victims of breast cancer. Words with Friends is aware of the reality and that is why I am so proud to work with them to share that this month they are partnering with Susan G. Komen to raise awareness for breast cancer and have launched a new “Pink Ribbon Tile” in support. Their goal is to raise awareness through play and through all of you sharing your screenshots of the game’s new pink ribbon tiles. They are hoping to unlock an up to $100,000 donation to find a cure for breast cancer! We all know someone, have lost someone, or could be that someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer; let us all honor and praise those still in battle. This entire month and every day I do my best to honor my MIL and cousin who fight so brave, from the day of diagnosis and still today, and it is my privilege to be a constant support for them always and to use my platform to spread awareness about any way to give back to cancer research.
Some of you may have seen that post on my Instagram feed last week, but most of you may not realize just how incredibly passionate I am to raise money for cancer research to find a cure for this awful disease. In the US alone, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is just heartbreaking. All of these women are mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, friends, and family – all so important and special to those in their life. I know from experience the impact it has on the patient and family, and it is not an easy ride. When my mother in law and my cousin were diagnosed it changed their entire lives forever. We are thankful that today my mother in law is cancer free, but even for her the challenges since her battle in 2014 have never stopped. And every day my cousin, Lina, continues to fight. And while she is my greatest idol and so strong as she fights Stage 4 cancer, it just feels unfair that she, her husband, and their 3 boys have to deal with any of this. Why her, why my mother in law, why anyone?
Within my power I have vowed to do everything I can to spread awareness and help to find a cure for cancer. If it is the last or only I do with this space, let it be my one mission because I cannot stand to see another person go through this turmoil again. Please join my friends and me at Words With Friends in sharing a screenshot of your latest game featuring the new pink tiles in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every screenshot shared on social media, they will be making a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of up to $100,000!!!!! That is just so incredible!!
Help me to continue to honor those we know, those we love, and those whom we support day in and day out as they fight their battle. Sending my love to you and all of your loved ones, today and everyday.