This Woman’s Work

Normally, once October rolls around, I start sharing my favorite Halloween tunes for Music Monday, but today I decided to start on a different note.

Runners have an unbelievable strength.

Now imagine the power and strength a runner fighting breast cancer would possess.


On Saturday, my running group and I participated in Race for the Cure in honor of two Suncoast Striders and thousands of other women who are battling breast cancer.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.  In the United States, 207,000 women are expected to be diagnosed this year.  (Statistics borrowed from National Cancer Institute.)

The best prevention to combat breast cancer is early detection through self examinationsI am the cure.

 If there is history of breast cancer in your family, speak to your doctor about scheduling a mammogram.  Women after age 40 should have screenings once a year.  However,  if you have recently lost your job and subsequently your health insurance, you may qualify for a free mammogram and screening.  Check your local Susan G. Komen affiliate to find a center near you.

In October, “think pink” is more than a catchy phrase and pretty marketing campaign.  It saves lives.  Together we are the cure.

Getting the message out there is this woman’s work.



 Thanks for stopping by and linking up to share what music moves you.  

On a lighter note, swing by Gone Bananas and watch our tribute to the 80s.

Be sure to visit Xmas Dolly and Hairbows & Guitar Picks for more Music Monday fun.


  1. Gone Bananas says:

    Wtg girl! You don’t need me to tell you this, but I’m super proud of you for what you’ve accomplished with running! Love the Kate Bush pic! I’m getting my Mamogram this month! I get one every year because it runs in our family! Great way to support and bring awareness! xx

  2. Hazel says:

    Oh how beautiful! You know three of my friends here are into running. I recently saw a lot of running events in the city and heard about them in the neighboring towns as well. I don’t run but I do appreciate why they run.

  3. JamericanSpice says:

    Oh gosh.

    That is why I love music. It’s so powerful. This is why I want to dance.
    This made me cry and it’s just a dance. But it’s not just a dance is it?

    You are such an inspiration Denise! WTG!

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. xmasdolly says:

    I always knew dancing/music was the language of love and expression, and after that first video and a half a box of tissues I’m convinced. My mother had breast cancer & they had to remove it, but then again it was back in the 60’s when they didn’t know as much as they know now. She did beat the Cancer, but so many.. so very many did not back then. Thank you for this wonderful, expression able Post. I’m sorry I want to say more, but cannot put it into words. Thank you so very much for joining us this week, and sharing with all of us.

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