That’s right, it’s October, and not only is October my favorite month of the year because I LOVE Hallowe’en, but it’s also breast cancer awareness month.
The fight against breast cancer has very personal meaning for me because several women in my family have had it. Both of my great-grandmothers on my mother’s side died from breast cancer many, many years ago. My grandmother was nine-years-old when she lost her mother to it, and my grandfather’s mother was 40 when she succumbed to it, as was one of his three sisters. Umi’s older sister had a double mastectomy more than 25 years ago, and her younger sister passed away in 2009 due to a different type of cancer.
If you’ve followed my Twitter account or my blog over the last three years, you’ve seen me talk about cancer a few times. You’ve seen me curse at it a few times too. That’s not ever been limited to breast cancer, either, as I mentioned my aunt above. Cancer loves my family and attacks at random and with a vengeance. That’s also not limited to my mother’s side of the family. My father passed away last year, the day after Thanksgiving, when his cancer aggressively returned after an 8-year remission. His cancer attacked the brain, and it was a rare form of the disease.
I’ll be honest when I say that even as I type this post, I’m tearing up because the subject is just that close to me. I even had my own scare earlier this year. Lucky for me, mine only turned out to be a painful lump. Others aren’t quite as lucky.
So, why am I talking to you about all of this? I mean, aside from the fact that October is breast cancer awareness month?
Last week, as I made the survival bracelets for Zombie Survival Crew, it dawned on me that cancer survivors and loved ones of those who have survived and those who have been lost to cancer might want a bracelet too. But I didn’t have any pink paracord, or white. So I hopped online Wednesday and ordered some just for this special project.
What I’ve decided to do with this idea, since I can’t do the walk (for other health reasons), is raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® by selling these survival bracelets you see below.
All proceeds from the bracelets will be donated to
If you would like to order one of these special survival bracelets, please select the picture of the one you desire below. We have pink & black, as well as pink & white bracelets.
When you order, please indicate the size of your wrist in inches (e.g. mine is 7 1/2″) and I will make it a custom fit for you. Shipping is $5.00 in addition to the $15.00 price, but please, for international shipping, contact me at jinxieg13 (at) gmail (dot) com before ordering so I can figure out the correct shipping cost for you.
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. I ship USPS Priority mail. If you are in AZ, I have to charge you tax.
In addition to making these survival bracelets, I’m offering my ebook Nemesis for $1.99 during the course of this month, and ALL proceeds from my ebook will also go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Part of the reason I’m doing this is because the next book in the Kick-Ass Girls Club series, Assassin, starts out with Nemy’s friend Teagan getting a tattoo–a pink Celtic knot ribbon–in honor of her mother who passed away from breast cancer. You can read a small excerpt of Assassin here.
Prince Charming was a putz.
Prince Charming number two was even worse.
After the last prince ran off without any notice, breaking her heart and their engagement along the way, Nemesis Mussolini swore off men and passed the time kicking ass and slinging drinks, something her mafia father would never approve of. But, when her boss Clancy ups his flirtations, it’s difficult to remember she’s not interested, especially when he gets that delicious evil glint in his eye that has her melting. Just when Nemy starts to think all men might not be bad, she hears whispers about Clancy’s less than legal past, and wants to run like hell from the idea that he could be just like her father.
Great … Prince Charming number three may possibly be on FBI’s Most Wanted.
While Nemy and Clancy tumble down the romance road, hitting potholes every step of the way, Nemy discovers how much of her heart already belongs to Clancy, and how much of a Don’s daughter she really is. But she must learn to trust again. Can Nemy surrender in time to get her happily ever after, or is she hell-bent on letting her past keep her from the one man who could be her true Prince Charming?
As Nemy would say, let’s Save the Boobies (or Tatas)!
If you’d just like to make a donation, either visit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® website, or you can donate with the button below and I’ll send your donation along with the rest.
If you have a personal story about your fight with breast cancer, or the fight of a loved one that you would like to share, I would love to have you as a guest on my blog this month! Please email me at jinxieg13 (at) gmail (dot) com.
So what are you waiting for? FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!
My sincerest thanks,
PS: I would greatly appreciate it if you would help me spread the word by reblogging this post, RTing it on Twitter, and sharing it on Facebook. I’m also up for being a guest on YOUR blog. =)