Thursday, October 18, 2012

Memories of a Loved One Through Breast Cancer Awareness

My Lazy Daisy would like to dedicate this blog post to  Breast Cancer Awareness Month and also to the  mother of Diane Card and Dana Brooks (co-owners of My Lazy Daisy), who suffered and passed away with cancer. We do not wish to focus on the viscous disease that took her away, but to celebrate her life and the wonderful woman that she was.

Everyone has been affected by cancer. Whether it was a personal diagnosis or that of a loved one, cancer is a heavy burden placed on anybody's shoulders.
The American Cancer Society has estimated that there will be 290,170 new cases of breast cancer throughout the year 2012.
1 in 8 women will develop invasive  breast cancer and 1 in 36 will die from it. Next to Lung Cancer and Skin Cancer, Breast cancer  has the highest cancer death rate in women. Such numbers can cause great despair, but here is a number that provide a hopeful will to fight on.....2.6 million.

There were over 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in 2011.

Shanna Durfey was the mother or 5 children. She was the epitome of a homemaker. She was always canning, quilting, cooking, and providing nurturing love to her family and children.

Shanna had a special bond with her girls. She shared with them the art of homemaking. They developed traits, skills, and a legacy that only a loving mother can pass on.

 Here at My Lazy Daisy, we are trying to do our part in helping women in the fight against breast cancer. Not only is our Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt (Love Heels) a symbol of hope, love, and courage that we have created for those in need, but a portion of all sales generated from "Love Heels"  is donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. 

 In Loving Memory of 
Shanna Rae Mathis Durfey 

Life is filled with struggles, trials and events that require our courage, hope and faith...  As we face each  day look for the warmth of the sunshine, the hug from a grandchild, the falling leaves bringing a new season to look forward to... focus on the beauties we sometimes take for granted...
And never forget to kiss your loved ones goodnight!

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