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I had thought to share my ups and downs as I went through chemo and then radiation these past few months, but on the good days I didn’t really want to dwell on it and the bad days you wouldn’t want to read about. I noticed that my last blog post 6 months ago was on the day of my very first chemo treatment.
Now, all of the chemo rounds are behind me as well as radiation. My body is slowly starting to heal itself. And, even better news, my port will be removed this coming Monday. Sadly, or maybe not so sadly, it is time for our relationship to end and us go our separate ways. C’est la vie!
So now jumping forward to October, we are smack in the midst of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer season in both our every day world and the virtual world of Second Life.
This is the 11th season for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer across Second Life campaign and the annual Strides Walk-a-Thon is fast approaching on Saturday, October 20 from 10am – 6pm SLT.
There is still time to register as a walker that day or if you are unable to come join us on the track, please consider sponsoring a walker (or two, three..).
I am walking in honor of my grandmother who was a 21 year breast cancer survivor. I also walk in honor of my aunt a 10 year breast cancer survivor and my RL mother-in-law an 11 year breast cancer survivor and in memory of my maternal great-grandmother, my maternal great-aunt and my paternal great, great grandmother who were all lost to breast cancer.
As you can see in the photo above, Rocky and I decided to get in some practice laps ahead of time tonight. And, since I can trip on air (even in Second Life), he is making sure my shoe laces are tied up properly.
For our workout tonight we opted to wear the MSABC Exercise Suits that were created by Amethyst Starostin of *Fire Within* and are available now during the Out Shop Cancer Shopping Event in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. All proceeds for these full outfits go to the American Cancer Society.
I am also trying out a new, shorter hairstyle! This is Fleur by Dolphin Ayres of .EscalateD. Dolphin has generously places all color packs of this style including the fat pack and mini packs on sale during the Out Shop Cancer Shopping Event with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society as well.
If you are interested in signing up to walk in the 2018 Strides Walk-a-thon, you can register here.
If you would like to sponsor a walker for the 2018 Strides Walk-a-thon, you can make your pledge here.
For more information about the Out Shop Cancer Shopping event going on now through October 31, you can view the online shopping guide here.
Out Shop Cancer ad for *Fire Within*
Out Shop Cancer ad for .EscalateD.
Sandie is wearing:
Hair – .EscalateD. Fleur (Out Shop Cancer Shopping Event)
Outfit – *Fire Within* Women’s MSABC Exercise Suit (Out Shop Cancer Shopping Event)
Body – Slink Physique
Skin – Lure Rebecca
Make-up & Nails – Ever An’ Angel Tone (no longer available)