Sunday, May 15, 2011

A shout-out for the lovely Ms. Claire


Here I am, all nerves about the weather and hoping the port-a-potty people don't forget to show up next week, when I have the big event for work.

But I realized it's nothing compared with the huge task my lovely friend Claire took on for charity.

She did a fundraising "Moonwalk" to help fight breast cancer, and raised more than her goal! You go, girl!

This wasn't just any walk - it was the length of a marathon, at night, through London. Plus, she made it through despite a bad reaction to the food they got at the beginning.

I'm a complete wimp. I'd have probably turned back after the bad pasta, or, more realistically, asked someone else to walk for me ;) And I definitely would have said "fuck" a lot.

Anyhow, this is a special cause for me, as my grandmother was a breast cancer survivor. You may see lots of pink ribbons now, but twenty years ago, it was nearly almost a fatal diagnosis.

Because of people like Claire, raising money and awareness, breast cancer is now front and center. By the time Grammy was diagnosed in 2002, there were options for treatment and survival.

I am happy to support you (and thanks for supporting my event, too!) and proud you are my friend. Hope it won't be too long before we get to meet in person.

Congrats, Claire!

9 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

Well done Claire!

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

Congrats!!

Claire said...

Oh, thank you so much sweetie! You are far too kind, and your support throughout has been amazing. Huge good lucks for your own awesome event!

Cxx

Lynn said...

That's wonderful Claire. My best friend died from breast cancer in 1993 - she was only 29 years old. So it's a cause close to my heart.

Riot Kitty said...

She did well!
Claire: Thanks!
Lynn: I'm so sorry. That is so young.

Darth Weasel said...

Def a cause I believe in. Was tough watching the emotions Mom went through and how losing hers affected her thoughts. I grieve for those who suffer it and appreciate those working against it.

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: I'm so sorry you and she went through that.

ileana said...

Claire's awesome! I miss that girl.

Riot Kitty said...

Ily: She is still blogging away!