Monday, October 1, 2012


Did you know that Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the world today due to its high incidence and relatively good prognosis?

An estimated 4.4 million women are alive today in whom breast cancer was diagnosed within the last five years. However, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths among women worldwide.
More than 1.1 million women worldwide are newly diagnosed with breast cancer annually. This represents about 10% of all new cancer cases and 23% of all female cancers.
With more than 410,000 deaths each year, breast cancer accounts for about 14% of all female cancer deaths and 1.6% of all female deaths worldwide.
 This is my Mom...

My Mother, "Gisell Soto" is a breast cancer survivor and on October 20th,  2012 I will run in her honor.
I'll never forget the day that my mom came home and told us that they had diagnosed her with breast cancer. I remember feeling like my whole world was getting ready to fall apart. My aunt had just gone through breast cancer a few years prior but I never thought my mom would ever have to go through that.

As I watched my mom go through 33 radiation treatments and 12 chemo treatments, she became weaker and weaker after every treatment. Sometimes she'd just lay in bed for days, had no energy to get up or walk, and at times she wouldn't even talk to anyone. It's now been 9 years, although she continues taking chemo-medication daily, she continues to get screened regularly and she's now doing okay.

A Mom, a Grandmother, a Sister, an Aunt, a Friend, or even yourself have known of someone who was/has been diagnosed with cancer, that is a disease that truly changes their lives. But with your support it will help us get another step closer to a world without breast cancer. Won't you help me make a difference in someone's life?
In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
for every $10 donation you make, you will be entered to win $100.00 Visa Gift Card.
Giveaway will begin October 1st and run through October 31st!

To Enter:
Step 1: Make Donation by clicking here.
Step 2: Then come back Here and be sure to enter by going on the Rafflecopter below.
Step 3: Leave me a comment below stating you've donated with your First and Last name. 
Each entry will be VERIFIED.
Have you gotten your boobies screened lately?



  1. New follower here! My mom is also a breast cancer survivor! Cancer free since 2008! :o)

    The run that you're doing for your mom, is it a Race For The Cure run? I did one of those back when my mom was first diagnosed. They are a lot of fun. Although, it is tough to see people running in the In Memory Of shirts.

  2. Hola! I'm SimplyyMayra of PonderWonders. I worked for years at The University Kansas Cancer Center and know the effects Breast Cancer can have on a person, family and community. There was no hesitation what so ever on my part to enter this Giveaway, which by the way is awesome you are doing this for your Madre!

    I donated under my name: Mayra Alonso
    God is with you Libby! You go'hed and strut your walk (or should I say run) ;)

  3. Mayra,
    Thank you for your support! You TOTALLY ROCK!!!!