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Grace and candor....

Some people can go through trials and tribulations, and do it with such grace and candor, I am left amazed and humbled.

Tonight on SpouseBuzz Talk Radio we spoke with Reid Stanley who authors the blog A Storm in Afghanistan.  Reid  is an active duty soldier, who lost his wife to cancer 408 days ago.  He shared his family's story through illness, treatment, death, funeral, and grief.......If you have a moment, please listen to the program, Reid really is a no nonsense and open with his care, and love for his wife.  Please listen to the show. 

Reid, is currently involved in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

I'd like to announce that I've decided to partake in the Avon - Walk for Breast Cancer.

The walk will be 26.2 miles long, or more recognizable as the length of a marathon. I think that's significant as battling cancer is often best thought in terms of a marathon - it's a long race.I'll be walking in Washington, DC - where Ellicia found special memories on our last trip. And significantly, it's the weekend of her birthday - she would have been 41.Avon's foundation requires a commitment to ensure the successful goal of the walkers.  Each walker must make a commitment of a minimum of $1800 in contributions.I am asking for YOUR help. I'd like to blow past that goal, personally. Breast cancer, like so many cancers, is a horrible disease. We need to keep funding the research to DEFEAT this disease - before it claims too many more of our mothers, wives, daughters, sisters... and little known fact, the men in our society, too.Please, go to my Avon website where you can donate directly.If that doesn't work, then you can also click the button below, and those donations will go 100% to the walk.Thank you for your support.  It'll be a long, hard walk... but, as Ellicia taught me, anything is possible.

Reid needs to raise at least $1,800 to participate in the walk.  Tonight he announced on SpouseBuzz Radio, he is at 64% of his goal. 

I would love to see the blogosphere help Reid reach the $1,800 goal within 24 hours.  If you cannot donate, just spread the word.  Every dollar counts. 

Awareness is the key...

The Avon Walk for cancer website is going to use the money for the following. 

Funds raised through the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event series are managed by the Avon Foundation, an accredited 501(c)(3) charity, to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer.  The Avon Foundation supports a virtual national network of research, medical, social service and community-based organizations, each of which is making a unique contribution to helping patients or advancing breast cancer research. The Avon Foundation awards funding in breast cancer education and awareness; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific research into the possible cause, prevention, treatment and cure.

I would like to see an end to this disease.  I would like my daughter to exist in a place where breast cancer does not exist....

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