As we can all tell by the pink flying everywhere it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month …. and as a coincidence I had to cancel my mammogram last month. What a crappy thing to do to myself right? You know, kids sick, can’t make appointment. But reading all my friends posts about how cancer has touched their lives I know I need to get in. Such a powerful reminder to take care of me!
When my friend Lori had breast cancer (she is doing great now) I made her a recipe to help with the nausea and as a joke called it Chemo Moonshine. It is something I really relied on when I was undergoing chemo for Lupus a few years ago. Since I posted it last year it has gone semi-viral on Pinterest and nothing makes me happier than having someone post that it helped or seeing people talk about it on a Breast Cancer board. Seriously, one of my favorite moments as a blogger knowing I actually helped someone going through this horrific fight feel just a tad better. Please click on the picture below for the recipe. I would be honored to have you make this for someone in your life battling chemo.
Seeing what a difference posting this simple recipe made for so many people inspired me to say YES when a friend asked if I would like to work with Saint Agnes Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Center and Vitamix to make someone else’s journey easier. Their One Journey, Many Paths campaign is a powerful reminder to take care of YOU, ME, every woman in your life. We need to encourage each other to take care of ourselves. In that spirit, please feel free to harass me to reschedule!
Like I don’t need enough of an incentive after watching that!
The team at Saint Agnes would like to remind you to take care of yourself. Do regular self-breast exams, make and keep your annual appointment with your doctor! In that spirit they are sponsoring the giveaway of a Vitamix blender system so that we can all take a few minutes each day to take care of ourselves with a healthy treat with the hopes that no one ever has a need to make Chemo Moonshine again.