The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.  ~C.C. Scott

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I want to congratulate all of the walkers, volunteers and participants who have or are still going to join us as we fight Breast Cancer!!  To steal a quote from one of my good friends who lost his father to cancer earlier this year – “Cancer Sucks” and we need to come together to end it.

This weekend we helped out with our local NYC Avon 40 Mile Walk for Breast Cancer walk and one of the amazing things about this event is that at the end of the 40 mile trek, the closing ceremonies not only included some inspirational words from Reese Witherspoon, though they also gave out numerous checks to local organizations today to show that the money received from the walk is going to go back in to our communities to start helping people now!

This sends a powerful message to everyone that participated that all of the efforts are making a difference. Hats off to the more then 4000 walkers that completed the 40 mile journey through NYC this weekend and the countless others around the country who are joining the fight against breast cancer!!!

Bill Hemmer:  “You said cancer changes your life, and oftentimes for the better.”

Joel Siegel:  “Yes…. Gilda Radner… said this in her book.  What cancer does is, it forces you to focus, to prioritize, and you learn what’s important.  I mean, I don’t sweat the small stuff.  I used to get angry at cab drivers.  It’s not worth it…. And when somebody says you have cancer, you realize it’s all small stuff.  And what Gilda said is, if it weren’t for the downside, everyone would want to have it.  But there is a downside.”

~American Morning, CNN, 13 June 2003


(PS – Last year was the first year we participated in the NYC Avon 40 Mile Walk for Breast Cancer and here is my recap – It was truly a moving experience & I encourage all of you to get involved…)