Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sally Arquette, February 6th, 1984
This is dedicated to my mother in law, a woman whom I have never met, but whose strength, creativity, style, courage, humor, maternal love and love for life is never forgotten.
As a young single mother, raising two boys while struggling with breast cancer, Sally reminded her boys every day of their importance to this world. She taught them not to wallow in loss but turn it into gain for others. Brave as she was, she feared the unknown of the future for her children. Who would be there to comfort them, who would be there to give them hope.
She never saw her children past their adolescence.
With a determination to create a positive legacy in his mother's name, Nick created the non profit, "Walk With Sally" which mentors children whose family's are coping with cancer. Because of this program, so many mother's have felt a sense of ease, knowing that their children were being supported emotionally and were not alone.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are doing all you can to detect breast cancer as early as possible. Early detection greatly increases your chances of surviving breast cancer. While you are at it, forward this to your best friend or wife or sister to make sure she is doing the same.
For more information on screening, treatment and donating please contact the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Walk With Sally and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
A few friends are posting pink today as well;
~ let me know if you'll be joining us so that I can ad your link.


Renae said...

Thanks Megan...I am doing a 66 mile bicycle ride here in Atlanta on the 17th (my birthday) sponsored by the Young Survivors. We definitely need to support, encourage,and pray for those that are dealing with this disease and do the same for each other to get our exams.


Mrs. Blandings said...

Very touching - thanks, Megan.

Karena said...

Megan, so touching. We know so many brave women who have fought the good fight. I will post tomorrow about Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a painting in pinks.

Mary said...

I remember your post about the great evening concert for your husband's foundation - I thanked you then and will thank you now.....every bit helps - I'm a SURVIVOR and I know. I am honored today by Joan at www.fortheloveofahouse - I would be thankful if you added her to your list.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Oh I am so very sad to hear about your mother in law. Thank you for sharing your family's story, and helping raise awareness about breast cancer. (I've posted my personal story today too.) xoxo


What a lovely tribute, Megan. I'm very touched. Stop by to see me sometime. Marsha in Houston


Charity begins at home...and in our own hearts.

Be well. Do well.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Megan, this is beautiful and touching. What a wonderful foundation that Nick set up.

northsidefour said...

Just so well done, of course. I'm pink.

katiedid said...

Count me in! Sounds like a wonderful lady. I have scheduled my exam for this month!

Katherine said...

thank you so much for passing along this info, megan! my friend's husband died of cancer in april, and just yesterday she was telling me that she does not know what to do for her three year-old daughter, who is (understandably) having a terrible time dealing with everything.

as a single mother, my biggest fear is what would happen to my little boy if i were to either get sick or have a severe accident. it is nice to know that there are places to turn for help in these situations.

please give your husband a huge hug from us all!

Hill Country House Girl said...

I remember reading about Sally when you first wrote about her and love the concept of "Walk with Sally". I am so sorry that she did not live to see her kids grow up, but I am sure she is so happy knowing her son found you and your girls. I'm posting in pink today, too.

Mary said...

I've "pinked up"

spread the word pink

Cote de Texas said...

Nick looks exactly like his mother - that's amazing. This makes me want to cry - you are so sweet Megan. I'm so glad you're my friend.

Anonymous said...

Megan, This is so touching and beautiful at the same time. Nick's mother lived long enough to have made a difference........forever.

I am featuring an Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon compact as a give away on my October 1st blog.


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