Fight Like A Girl – Don’t Let Cancer Steal 2nd Base

Fight like a Girl ~

Teams Lined up - Ready to Walk to the Closing Ceremonies,  #the3day 60 mile Walk for Breast Cancer
As we participated and helped raised funds for the American Cancer Society’s – Making Strides for Breast Cancer last year, none of us knew that the cancer demon would be invading our lives very shortly.

My best friend helped design our team’s logo and catch phrase: Operation Save 2nd Base – Don’t Let Cancer Steal 2nd Base. Our entire office walked for the cause with pride. My best friend was even interviewed by the local paper. When the reporter asked her why she was supporting the cause, she happily replied, “I’m all about saving the boobies.” Although, she felt a little silly for being quoted, we were very proud that she made our local newspaper.

My best friend is a very energetic, happy-go-lucky type of girl. She is known for her bubbly personality and adding a little sunshine in everyone’s day. She talks to anyone and everyone; she knows no strangers. However, she recently met a stranger that we all fear, Breast Cancer.

My friend met Breast Cancer by accident. She wasn’t looking for it, she certainly didn’t expect it, she simply went for a mammogram after being laid off from work. Her insurance was going to expire at the end of September and she decided to go to the doctor and get her yearly check-up out of the way before the month ended. A mammogram and biopsy later, my friend was given the dreaded news that she has two forms of Breast Cancer and would need to undergo an MRI to find the second cancer as the pathology revealed what the doctors could not see.

As my friend is awaiting the MRI results, we are left with the unknown. My friend is more scared of the unknown than the cancer itself. We are all hoping and praying that the doctors found the cancer early and they will work their ninja doctor powers on my friend.

At this point, I feel extremely helpless. I can’t say anything that will make her feel better, ease her fears, or perform an exorcism to expel this demon from my friend’s body. But, I can do something to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research.

In honor of my friend, who always FIGHTS LIKE A GIRL, I will donate 25% of my Mary Kay sales to the American Cancer-Making Strides for Breast Cancer. If you would like to participate in this fundraiser in any way either by purchasing items, spreading the word or hosting a party (you don‘t have to be local, please e-mail me at nmotz@marykay.com or shopping on my website. Please add the comment- FLAG (Fight like a Girl)

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*This article was written by Nancy Motz. Cheap Is The *New* Classy posted this article as a PSA and received no compensation for this post.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her chihuahuas, Puppy Mister and Daisy Baby.

Comments

  1. Looks like a lot of fun and a worthy organization for sure!! I’m sorry to hear about your friend. I will keep her in my prayers and pray for strength!

  2. Hello, I am so sorry about your friend but I would be happy to share the cause on my blog to help you all out.

  3. Cancer is very scary for those that go through it and those that are there to support. Even though you may be at a loss of what to say or do I know that fact that you are there really helps. Best wishes and healing thoughts for you friend.

  4. I’ve lost two friends to cancer. I hope someday a cure is found!

  5. I’m so sorry for your friend. I will keep her in my prayers, as well as everyone close to her.
    hugs!

  6. I just love the idea of this walk – and the name is definitely attention grabbing! Thanks for your support and for supporting your friend as well!

  7. I love it when people are willing to give of themselves to support a cause!

  8. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is a very worthy organization. I am sorry about that your friend has been diagnosed with cancer and I hope that she will be able to successfully beat it.

  9. I’ll be sharing the link on FB. So sorry to hear about the friend, and I understand how it is to face a medical problem when your insurance has been taken away. Thank you for doing this for her, and I hope it inspires others, as well.

  10. Brenda Burgess says:

    I love to participate in a cancer walk.

  11. barbara stenby says:

    what a great story. I too have lost loved ones to this dreadful disease and your post was inspiring

  12. This is a great cause. It is great being out in the middle of the Race and walking with the group…even better when the guys are cheering us on along the way! We’ve all been touched by this terrible disease and need to be a part of the cure as well! I love knowing where the logos & catch phrases come from and enjoyed reading what you wrote…”My best friend helped design our team’s logo and catch phrase: Operation Save 2nd Base – Don’t Let Cancer Steal 2nd Base.” We had a motocycle group, that wore shirts that said, “Save the TaTas!” and had signs to ‘Save 2nd Base.’ Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love this! I’m a cancer survivor and so is my sister. I had hodgkins lymphoma last yr but I’m ok now. I got it. I fought it and I won! God Bless all you cancer survivors, those going thru it and all the caretakers & families. Please stay strong and keep the faith! :)

  14. Thanks for sharing your story with us. I have a 4 friends who fought breast cancer and won. But sad to say the one now has developed lung cancer and is struggling daily. Cancer is such a horrible thing. Another friend of mine who was 87 yrs old developed breast cancer – yes at that age and she had surgery and seems to be doing well , thank God. Men can also get breast cancer. It doesnt stop at just woman. Let join this cause and fight fight fight and not let cancer win.

  15. I hope all is well. I’ve had a couple of biopsies and know the fear. I have to have another one too. Thanks for the article. People need to have a yearly test done.

  16. I am so sorry about your friend.

  17. maryann protasiewicz says:

    awesome post awesome support. Lets kick Cancer in the toosh

  18. Way to go!!! You are inspiring, keep it up!!!

  19. Sherry Compton says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend. I will keep her and you in my prayers. The most important thing is that you are there for her. I bet you both really need each other. I will pass along your Mary Kay deal and offer.

  20. What a neat and inventive name! Ilove it!

  21. Men can also get breast cancer.

  22. Mary Diehl says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend and believe this walk is a great thing in support of her. sending prayers

  23. I am so sorry about your friend-I pray daily for all fighters of cancer to be strengthened.

  24. Marti Parks says:

    I love the walk, I think it ‘s a great way to show support. I just keep praying for a cure.

  25. I think this walk is just the best way to honor the ones we’ve lost to breast cancer and the ones going through it.

  26. This is a great cause. I’m so sorry about your friend.

  27. i hope you will give your friend a hug for me…tell her to continue fighting!

  28. Erica Barnes says:

    This is a great cause. My great aunt is currently in remission.

  29. Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sorry to hear about your friend though but I can relate because my sister has breast cancer as well.

  30. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Sorry to hear about you friend also. Its so sad .I have a 4 friends who fought breast cancer and won. But sad to say the one now has developed lung cancer and is struggling daily. Cancer is such a horrible thing. Another friend of mine who was 87 yrs old developed breast cancer – yes at that age Men can also get breast cancer. It doesnt stop at just woman. Let join this cause and fight fight fight and not let cancer win.

  31. sorry to hearabout your friend

  32. Love This, My Aunt had Breast Cancer!

  33. GREAT ORGANIZATION.LOVE IT

  34. A great cause. Stand up to Cancer

  35. We all need to stand up and fight this horrible disease that effects men and woman alike. Lets pray for a cure and help in the walk.

  36. Trasina McGahey says:

    A horrible disease and every penny raised is one penny closer to a cure! My thoughts are with you and your friend and hoping for the best!

  37. My mom died from what the dr. had to call Lung Cancer. The only reason he said that was what she died from was because they actually didn’t know where the cancer originated from in her body but it ended up in her lungs and cut off her oxygen. When she was first diagnosed, they didn’t know where it came from so she went for a PET scan of the entire body and it still showed no cancer in any area. Very strange as her lymph glands were infected with it and hence her diagnosis of “cancer.” She went thru tons of tests while having Chemotherapy and still nothing showing up. They could never find where it originated from. She did have mammograms and they said no it’s not breast cancer. I have always supported breast cancer research and now I support lung cancer research too. There are so many cancer research societies, for just about any type that can affect a person; it’s very hard to support every one of them, monetarily so I do what I can as you did for your friend and breast cancer research. Thank you for sharing.

  38. what a great cause!! I don’t have breast cancer, but I am a cancer survivor and support means everything! Thank you for bringing our attention to this!

  39. Breast cancer is unfortunately a part of my life. My Grandmother is a survivor; my aunt is not. I have done every breast cancer walk/run you can think of, including Making Strides. Thanks for all that you are doing! FLAG!

  40. Cancer Sucks!!! I have been a primary care giver to my MIL who had cancer for the last 3 years… I also have 2 friends who have had breast cancer… Praying for your friend…

  41. Peggy Bolling says:

    What a bright and wonderful idea. Thanks so much for supporting the cancer awareness!!!

  42. I am sorry about your friend. thanks for sharing this psot

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  43. Jane Ritz says:

    Cancer is an awful disease. I’m so sorry about your friend. I lost my Mom to the disease in 1988 after a 10 year battle.

  44. krista grandstaff says:

    I hope that your friend does receive good news on that MRI.. I think the unknown is the worst part, at least from my perspective…I always wanted to know because then I could make my plan, and once I had a plan, I felt like I had something to focus on and fight with…knowledge is power :)

  45. Charlotte Raynor says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend. It seems like everyone knows someone who is affected with cancer. I’m like her and believe the unknown is the scariest part. Thanks for the article! :-)

  46. glad that they can do this i lost 4 memeber to cancer in the fmaily

  47. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    When one of my best friends went through it, I felt the same way. Completely did not know what to say or do not that anything I said could have changed anything. I can really relate to what you are feeling. I actually had not heard of Shop for a CAUSE.but I am very interested in learning more.

  48. I am sorry to hear about your friend. Hope all turns out well for her. Sometimes one feels so helpless when trying to comfort family/friends/acquaintances who are suffering with grief and/or illness.

  49. I am sorry to hear about your friend. My mom passed away 16 years ago from cancer. I know of a lot of women who have gotten or use to have cancer and are supposed to be in remission. Thank you for the article.

  50. I am glad you felt like sharing your friends story. There are a lot more people out there with cancer than I was aware of before my mom got sick and died. Now it seems many of my family and friends have gotten it.

  51. SUCH a great cause.

  52. Lily Kwan says:

    I hope your friend is okay. I think it’s great how you’re supporting her.

  53. Keisa Rogers says:

    Prayers ….. Sorry for your loss

  54. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    So sorry to hear about your best friend. I am keeping her and many others in my prayers to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL :)

  55. sara m ford says:

    This is a great cause! And I am so Happy to Hear you won your battle I hope others will be as lucky and someday we wont have to lose any loved ones to this anymore

  56. I am sorry for your loss, your story is truly moving. Hugs

  57. I know your friend is proud to have you in her life and may God bless her and watch over her. What a beautiful thing you are offering to do and what an even more wonderful friend you are.

  58. carly dunavant says:

    I love your post title. Its great. and i am so proud of every woman who stands and fights that demon cancer!

  59. Thank you. So many people talk the talk but you are walking it. I commend you and hope that your sales skyrocket not only for the donated portion but because I think people who give blessings should have their cup overflowing.

  60. Anita Leibert says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your friend. It’s so odd that she quoted what she did and then ended up with cancer. I wish her the very best!

  61. I am so, so sorry for your friend. She sounds like a strong, courageous woman! I lost my MIL to breast Cancer and walk every year in the Race for The Cure. You guys are awesome!!!

  62. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Great Inspiring Story…I would love to participate in a race for the cure

  63. sarah goessele says:

    Sorry to hear about your friend, my mom is fighting colon cancer, the most important thing I have learned through her process of fighting is to stay positive, my mom did not let it stop her. she had to undergo 3 months of chemo prior to her surgery and you would of never known it. she was out yard sailing, shopping ect. she didnt get sick or loose one hair on her head. everyone was shocked to find out she was under chemo. the tumor went away but do to risk factors she had the surgery . she had a tough fight but she did it and fully recovered from it. she is once again yard saling n shopping. she is currently going through 2 more months of chemo to tackle the microscopic stuff but you would never know it.. so please tell your friend to keep her bubbly personality and to cont to do what she enjoys doing as much as her body will allow. keep positive and always believe the you will not let the cancer win.. I will also say I love the name operation saving 2nd base..

    • I am glad that your mother is pulling through so well! I hope that she continues to have a speedy recovery and hit those yard sales! I love yard sales, too. :) She sounds like a cool lady.

      Dawn

  64. Cancer is evil! But God is good! With Him all things are possible. Sending up a prayer for your friend.

  65. With several members who have fought cancer and won, including my sil who had a double mastectomy last year, this is near and dear to my heart. Awesome article!

  66. My sis in law is a survivor…she is so brave and she walks ever year.
    We also do luminaries at my loval walk and I do 3, one in memory of my grandpa and 2 for survivors I know.

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