While checking out the latest on the Kimkins Dangers blog, I noticed a pink "Breast Cancer Victory" banner on the main page.
You will see that I have added the banner to my blog, as well.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2001 and underwent 3 operations, the last being in December of 2001. During the last operation, I had a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction done on both breasts. It was not a cake-walk, believe me. The "up" side of the whole ordeal is that I am as "perky" as an 18-year-old now, which, at my age, is nothing to sneeze at :^)
I consider myself so lucky that I am still on this side of the dirt.
I rarely think about my bouts with cancer (cervical and breast) until I see an ad campaign or banner. When I do, I am reminded of my friends who were not as fortunate as me and lost the fight. May they rest in peace.