As you will know from reading Faith’s earlier post, the coffeesmoke blog (http://coffeesmoke.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/fashionable-bald-a-challenge-within-a-challenge/) has started a challenge for people to take a picture of their avatars ‘fashionably bald’ to support their friend Miss Shellbee and the early detection of cancer. When Faith showed me her post and asked if I would like to join in, I had no hesitation in saying yes.
Like a lot of people, I’ve watched people struggle with cancer and seen how bravely they fight. Unfortunately, I’ve also lost someone close to my family to this disease. Early detection makes a huge difference in the battle so if you should be getting those checkups, please do. While I’ve still got you here, you should take a moment to go and look at the coffeesmoke blog and follow the links to others that have participated in this challenge. The pictures all look wonderful and there are some inspirational and heartwarming stories as well.
Finally, to Miss Shellbee and to everyone else fighting this fight, I would like to send them my thoughts and best wishes. Strength and hope.