|Mom's friend Jenny|
1. It has "in memory of" on that piece of paper. That is a hard pill to swallow. I know my mom is gone, but now people are walking in memory of her. It feels yucky and weird. The sentiment is fabulous, I just hate that it's done for MY mom.
2. The money collected from those 5,000 attendees could have been used for greater awareness had they been directed to The Gathering Place or to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network or METAvivor. These are places that care for the patient and family and also deal directly with the breast cancer that KILLS. The ONLY breast cancer that kills; stage four - METASTATIC.
I have lots of anger right now with the whole Komen/Kohls debacle. But that is for another day. Today I am trying to wrap my mind around "in memory of."
Love you, mom.