Today I have the honor of sharing a post by my friend, Elena, who always inspires me both personally and professionally. She’s a teacher, mom of a darling little girl, cancer survivor, triathlete, blogger, and recently started the site Just.Be.Enough. Just.Be.Enough was designed to celebrate the ourselves. As Elena says, “It’s time to carry the weight of empowerment instead of the weight of our flaws on our shoulders.”
Through her new site she shared a new partnership between Bellfower Books and Crickett’s Answer to provide pampering resources to women facing breast cancer. It’s a powerful campaign that celebrates Elena’s mission and I’m thrilled to share it with you.
Be Enough Me 4 Cancer by Elena of Just.Be.Enough and C.Mom
Let’s be honest. Cancer is a rotten, no good, six letter word that nobody should EVER have to deal with. No one should have to be the patient. No one should have to be the family or friend taking care of the patient. No one. Anywhere.
But cancer, like many other illnesses, is real.
I have had it. Chances are good that each of you reading this has known someone who has it, or might have even had it yourself. And although calling myself a survivor ROCKS, I will always live with the elephant in the room, wondering….waiting, crossing my fingers that the second line cancers from my high dose chemotherapy or radiation fizzle into molecular dust never to come together.
I was lucky.
Very lucky. My Hogdkin’s disease gave me a good fight over the course of six months and then again later when I recurred. I fought it, it fought me and, eventually, after a bone marrow transplant, I won. Victorious over the evil cells that had taken root in my body.
But more than the fight that my own body had inside me, there were family members and friends around me who wanted to fight in the battle as well. They wanted to be my warriors. My army. The ones that would keep me strong and make me remember the better days.
Fast forward to now… Today I am OVER THE MOON EXCITED to announce a collaboration between Just.Be.Enough, Bellflower Books, & Crickett’s Answer for Cancer to help women struggling with breast cancer and their families remember the better days. Because those better days are what get us through the really rotten ones.
Be Enough Me 4 Cancer
Bellflower Books creates stunning and unique memory books that are literally works of art reminding you of why you are loved, supported, and appreciated. They are perfect for any occasion. But to get one as a reminder of the good? To get one as a way to cope with illness?
That is priceless.
Crickett’s Answer support the self esteem and morale of women by providing pampering resources to women facing breast cancer. Put the two together and you get the Be Enough ME 4 Cancer campaign. Our goal is to provide up to TEN women fighting Breast Cancer a Bellflower book made by their family and friends, a work of art that will make these women smile and remember, and a treasured piece of family history for generations to come.
To do this we will need YOUR help. Bellflower Books will be sponsoring the Be Enough Me Monday link ups for ONE month, starting on August 22nd. For every 20 people that link up with a story of how they lived the Be Enough Me “feeling” that week, Bellflower will donate ONE $75 gift certificate to a family identified by Crickett’s Answer for the creation of a 20-page memory book. We will keep a running total of links over the four Mondays and hope to reach our goal of 120 links, which would provide TEN Bellflower memory books.
Not only will people who link up their Be Enough Me story feel confident, stand taller, and carry the weight of empowerment on their shoulders, but they will be helping women and families around the country remember the good days, the moments, the and the people who inspire the all-out war on this debilitating and demoralizing disease.
A Special Dedication
AND – in case there was not enough emotion in me for this announcement – I am dedicating this campaign to the fabulous, the stunning, the brave and courageous Susan Niebur (aka @Whymommy).
Susan was actually the one who introduced me to Crickett’s Answer earlier this year through another campaign bringing awareness and help to women needing Lymphedema sleeves. She was recognized at the Type A Parent conference for her bloganthropy work. Susan is a mom, an astrophysicist, a writer and a friend…and she is fighting metastatic breast cancer in her spine, hip, and ribs – STILL after four years. Susan is a woman who through her quietness and personal strength supports other women, supports research efforts, and is truly a phenomenal advocate.
Are you ready to Be Enough?
So for each of us as we work on being enough and the amazing women fighting breast cancer everywhere who need to remember the good days, please link up right HERE…..next Monday and each Monday after that for a month.
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