Monday, October 22, 2012

Beat Breast Cancer

Today's post is a very special one and a cause that I hold close to my heart.  As most of you know by now, I lost my father to cancer in August 2010.  It's something that I will never fully recover from.  I know how difficult and heart breaking it is to see a loved one be so sick and fight for their life every day.  It truly humbles you and changes your life.  Until you experience that, you can never know how deep the pain goes.  Cancer is something that actually runs in my family.  My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago and thankfully she got through that.  My other grandmother who I never got the chance to meet also passed away from cancer.  And there have a been a few other instances with other family members. 

One of my followers sent me an email and explained that her family was going through a very devastating time.  Her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and was recently given 2 months to live.  She is under hospice care right now and her family is trying to collect funds to take care of all necessary expenses so they made these shirts so that people could give donations.  She asked if I could wear them and do a post in honor of Breast Cancer for her aunt and to bring awareness so of course without hesitation I said yes.  October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month as you all know, so this was such a perfect time to do this.  The more of a following that I get, the more I realize I am able to help make a difference.





Shirts: American Genre 


If you would like to support this cause, each shirt is $20 and can be purchased on American Genre. The proceeds go directly to the Marti Family.  If you don't want a shirt but would like to make a small donation, you can send it to the PayPal email helpfightcancer4gladysmarti@gmail.com





My love and prayers go out to Gladys Marti and her family during this difficult time.
STAY STRONG, KEEP FIGHTING!
<3




24 comments:

  1. You are truly an amazing person with a huge heart. That is so sweet of you to do this for one of your readers. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. thank you so much that means a lot! xoxo

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  2. Such a touching post. You are an amazing and strong person!

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    1. thank you doll, really appreciate it! <3

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  3. Beautiful and touching post!


    xo Ally
    www.gumbootglam.com

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  4. Great post! My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago and was able to overcome it (thank goodness!) and so this cause holds near and dear to me. Thank you for doing this! :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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    1. thank you so much! and happy to know your aunt is doing well! xo

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  5. what a great cause you rock honey !!!

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  6. OMG! Didn't realize we weren't following you, but now we are!!
    Love this Nat, such a great cause!

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  7. This is so great Naty! I know that you lost your father so this is a subject close to your heart. My mom recovered this year from breast cancer so this month means a lot to me too. Great cause!

    Love you,

    Melanee
    xo

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  8. What a beautiful post, thanks for sharing this personal story. I'm fortunate not to have a cancer that runs through our family but I did loose an aunty I was really close to from bowl cancer 2 years ago and it was so horrible and definitely changed my life too. Good on you for supporting the cause!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  9. Lovely post Naty! My heart and prayers go out to the Marti family <3
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  10. Ohh I got mine yesterday! Here, in Bulgaria, started a campaign a week ago :) Really good cause! I am happy to see that there are other peole who are willing to help and who care about this :)

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  11. inspiring post! i love your photos on supporting this dear! you look so chic and pretty xx

    Letters To Juliet

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  12. So sweet of you to do this. we also do awareness events organized by expat women here. you have a good heart dear.
    Anyways, you still rocked this look. how would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin and GFC?

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  13. Beautiful inside and out! I just participated in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this past weekend. Thanks for being a supporter!

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  14. Great post for a great cause - you look beautiful!
    <3
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  15. You look cute & for a great cause! I lost my grandma just last year to Cancer :(

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  16. Your style is perfect, I love your blog :) This outfit is awesome. Maybe we can follow each other ;) Let me know.


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    xx

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  17. this is such a lovely post.


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  18. great post for a great cause. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and of course let's follow each other. I already follow you just now (GFC : caroline_siao). Hope you do the same ^^
    Thank you

    Caroline
    http://missoline.blogspot.com

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