2.04.2011

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day.  This candle was passed to the Blogosphere from Gracie with a request to keep it circulating.

So many of us know someone who has battled cancer and won or battled cancer and lost.  I light this candle on my blog today in honour of my Mother who is a cancer survivor and my Brother who fights cancer everyday with dignity and courage. I love them both so very much!

If your life has been touched by cancer, please take the candle and pass it on as a symbol of hope, that during our lifetime a cure will be found.

21 comments:

Brian said...

I hope that evil disease gets defeated!

Marg said...

That is such a great candle and what a great idea to do. I saw it over on the Cat blogosphere and should have put it on my blog. I didn't realize that today was cancer day. I sure hope it doesn't come back for me. Take care and thanks for putting this up on your post.

GRAÇA said...

Vim want a good weekend
I pray for all who have it get better
I'll take the sail to Portugal and the circular pola
Ronrons of
Kika

Kea said...

Yes, the mom posted this on her personal blog today. We do hope for a cure!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

We like this - Mom's Mom and pop had cancer and so many friends and family have it now. We hope someday there will be no more cancer.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I have lost many people and pets because of this horrible disease. We hope for the day it is gone. Lots of love, Debbie and holly

ABBY said...

Mom is a cancer survivor herself...continued good health for your Brother...

purrin
xoxoxo

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Purrs to all dealing with cancer,especially your brother.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am tweeting and sharing your post on Facebook now... I had a mother-in-law who passed from cancer....((((hugs)))) to you and your brother

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

A lovely post my friend. Purrs for your brother.

Mr Puddy said...

Wonderful Post and I purrs for brother

=^..^= said...

Your Mom and your Brother are so brave! We purr in great admiration for your Mom's strength in defeating cancer, and for your Brother's continued efforts in fighting it. Mommy had a Grandfather who survived cancer in his 70's. Sadly, he passed away 10 years later from a botched surgical procedure that was meant to be very simple with only a 5% risk of complications.

~Slash & Bronzy

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum had this evil cancer and I have put this picture on my side bar in her memory. Unfortunately by the time it was discovered it was too far advanced for her to beat it. It would have been her birthday next week so we will take some flowers to the churchyard where her ashes are interred.
We are so glad you mom beat this evil disease and hope your brother will win his fight too.
Sue (Hannah & Lucy's mum)

Vicki said...

What a sweet post....I have people in my family that have had cancer. Some survived and some didn't sadly enough... I love the candle and will post it....Blessings to you and your family.....

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

It's Sunday and I'm just now getting over here to visit. Love the topic and glad for the reminder. We must continue to believe for a cure. You are in my thoughts and in my heart as you mark this very personal day for your family.

meowmeowmans said...

Cancer is such a terrible disease, and we are purring and praying for a cure. We, too, have been touched by cancer, in our family, and our thoughts are with you, Cat.

Tamago said...

Beautiful post and beautiful candle. I lost many of my relatives with cancer. I pray for your brother. Hopefully there will be cure.

The Creek Cats said...

We're purring for a cure!

Sweet Praline said...

Thank you so much for your visit and the purrs while we await my test results and for my mom's nerves.

Au and Target said...

I've been so totally involved in Au's health that I missed this. Hope your brother remains well, and that this "cancer vaccination" I read about will soon be a reality.

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Catrina,

We were surprised to learn that February 4th is World Cancer Day. In the US Cancer Survivor Day in June, as dad is a cancer survivor. I think we need to help get the word out because I did not know any thing and nor did my wife who works at a cancer center. Thank you for bringing t to our attention.

February is heart month, which I also celebrate, having had open-heart surgery.

Wishing you all the best,
Miss Kitty and Egmont