This is for the women
For whom this year has been
A blur of examinations
And yet another screen.
Who have endured the nausea
The agony and such,
For whom chemotherapy and surgery
Have mattered very much.

It is for those we know and love
Who have fought on each day,
Never understanding or knowing
What would be coming their way.
Who have learned to drape a scarf
Or wear a wig with ease,
Who have tried to make life "normal ~
We all know women such as these.

We salute you all and those you love,
As you fight this giant war,
We offer our love and respect to you
As we have done before.
October is "Awareness Month"
And we make a promise to you,
To our sisters and our Mothers
To do the best that we can do.

We will help to raise awareness
For the women that we know,
Pointing out to our men folk
The things they too should know.
This is not gender specific
And they should be sure to take care,
Part of our commitment to you
Is to make the men aware.

Please wear a pink ribbon
To show that you care,
When others question why
Please make them aware.
Your Mothers, your sisters,
You friends and your wives,
Raise awareness ~ raise funds
It could save their lives.

This one is for Sami, for Delia and for Grace.
Three of the bravest women I know.

Adding Vicki to this list of brave women.

November 2007

Tammy was added to this list August 2008

December 2008 - I added my cousin Deborah Jane to this list.

Thursday 1st. January 2009 Grace died peacefully in hospital.  Another star to shine in heaven.  Fly free Grace.

© Linda J. Vaughan
September 2007

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* Melissa Etheridge - I Run for Life.


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