Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure

I’m proud to be a part of this great cause for the 2nd year in a row. I’ve know quite a few survivors of breast cancer and have unfortunately known a couple of losses. If you have the chance to participate in one of these races, I urge you to do so. It’s a chance to get some exercise, learn about breast cancer research, and join with others who feel strongly about this cause. I think we can all manage to walk at least 3 miles/5k to help out in the search for a cure.

Everyone wants to save the tatas, so what can you do? You can do regular self breast exams. As well as clinical breast exams every 3 years starting at age 20, and mammograms every year after the age of 40. Most gynos will do a breast exam during the annual pap smear visit. It’s very important to detect it early, as survival rate is higher. Another great way to help with early detection and finding the cure, is to donate to the Susan G. Komen foundation as well as shop for products donating to the foundation. There are many cosmetic lines now that donate a portion of their proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

Every year I try to get a group together to do this walk, this year everyone is lazy and chooses to not participate. But I will be there and walking for breast cancer research. It will be my 2nd charitable walk this year. The first was for The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, another great foundation for helping those who suffer from epilepsy. So put on those walking shoes and get out there!

Link to my personal fundraising page:
Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure

Info on Breast Self Exams:
Self Exam

To Learn more about The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida:
Epilepsy Foundation of Florida


Liar, liar pants on fire

This is not a man hating post, because I can’t live with them or without them. But lately ive noticed a lot of liars coming out of the woodwork.

One was a friend (or so I thought at the time) who lied to me as well as the girl he was dating. Apparently it was compulsive and he couldn’t control it but he didn’t even seem to try. It’s pretty sad but I think his past had a lot to do with how he deals with things now. But rather than take good advice and see a therapist he discredited it and got mad. I don’t understand why people have become so anti-therapy. I suppose I was that way at a time but then I got over myself. Therapy isn’t just for crazy people, it’s just basically like a good friend giving advice and listening. In some cases people never change.

Just recently I know of a girl who met someone through a dating site who told no truth at all. Nothing at all, not about his marriage, his job, his children or even his freaking phone! I don’t personally agree with dating sites, although some might argue that facebook is similar to a dating site. I think that at least you can meet people whom your friends know at least. Not that I’ve gone that route yet, but I just think that the internet provides too many chances for people to tell lies. You can pretend to be anyone online, anyone at all, a wealthy person, a professional at anything basically. I believe in telling the truth, even if it’s to complete strangers.

People just aren’t always who we think they are, so a warning to all to be careful on here. You could meet the man of your dreams or a nightmare psycho.