Today is March 1st, which kicks off my birth month. I wish I could celebrate all month long.
Because unlike many women of a certain age, I love my birthday. I love the fact that I am surrounded by people that I love, I love the people that my children are, I love that I have a good relationship with my parents and I love my husband and marriage. And not just because he provides me with a constant stream of blog fodder. (I also love presents, cake and champagne, but I’m trying to take the high road. Or at least the non-consumerist, gluttonous drunkard one.)
So I fully support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign— a celebration of advances against cancer, honoring those who have been affected by cancer and Fight Back ceremony to make a commitment to fight back against cancer. There’s even an accompanying Bark for Life event which honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. (Nicki is very upset that there’s not a meow for life event.)
Check out the video and consider visiting the Relay for Life site to learn more about the campaign and to find a relay near you.
Every one deserves more birthdays.
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