A while back I joined up with Anna @ Life Sew Crafty for the For Pink's Sake Blog Hop. Her driving force is raising awareness for breast cancer and also to support her mother-in-law Tina and the financial strain that this has put the family under.
Breast cancer awareness and support is very near and dear to me. This is the initial form of cancer that my mother had. I have also lost 2 aunts to breast cancer and seen the struggles and triumphs of many of my friends. Medical treatment has come a signification way since the early 1990's when my mom was diagnosed.
In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.
I went with wonky stars for my donation blocks. They are all unique just like every person facing cancer.I also made a cross stitch heart block as a reminder of love that every patient needs and the love for my mother.
This week there are some other awesome ladies that are participating along with me..
Katie @ Swim Bike Quilt
Sarah @ no hats in the house
If you visit Anna's blog you can see the full list of wonderful bloggers that are playing along. She is also hosting a giveaway on Aug 2. for anyone who participated in some way (contributions, pink blocks, participants in the blog hop, and re-posting about the blog hop).