Things I Love....................
This is my feature where I get to share something that I just love. Since you are my friends, I like sharing things I love with others. It could be anything from a new product, food, recipe, song, image, to a person and everything in between. This will be something I am completely doing on my own, without pressure or compensation from a company, author, PR/Marketing firm, friend, business owner, etc. This will just be something that makes me happy and I want to share it with you. Enjoy some love!
Today's love is............................Breast Cancer Awareness, A Movie and a Song
I have always been interested in breast cancer awareness and efforts to fund research to combat this disease. I have had family members and friend battle this disease and win and for that I have hope that this disease will be conquered some day.
The groundbreaking original movie “Five” is an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives. “Five” highlights the shared experience each short film’s title character endures from the moment of diagnosis, through an interconnected story arc that uses humor and drama to focus on the effect breast cancer and its different stages of diagnosis have on relationships and the way women perceive themselves while searching for strength, comfort, medical breakthroughs and, ultimately, a cure.
Directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Independent Spirit Award winner Patty Jenkins (“Monster”) and Penelope Spheeris (“Wayne’s World”).
Each one of these short films touched me in a different way....as a mom, a daughter, a friend, and a sister. I was deeply moved by each one and was brought to tears many, many times. These really must be watched and I encourage you to tune in this weekend to watch them. Lifetime will be replaying the movie this weekend on Saturday at 7PM Central and 11PM Central and on Sunday at 3PM Central. If these times don't work for you, check out their website for other showings or you can actually watch it online at any time. Go HERE to watch online or get more information about the film.
Along with Breast Cancer Awareness I wanted to share a song with you. One of my favorite artists is Martina McBride and her new CD, ELEVEN came out on Tuesday. Pat surprised me by bringing it home for me yesterday. One of my favorites from this CD is "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" and is about a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer. The first time I heard this song, I remember I was in my bathroom getting ready for the day and our local radio station played this "new song" from Martina. I had to redo my makeup because I messed it up by crying during this song.
Martina's video encorporates survivors as well as celebrity survivors sharing how people loved them through it. I dare you not to cry while watching this video.
Unfortunately, it is very likely we will be affected by breast cancer through someone we know or love. The more we can give of our money or our time to those who are suffering from this disease, the more chance we have of stopping it before it gets to our children and our children's children.