Friday 27 January 2012

Breakthrough Breast Cancer's 90 Bloggers campaign

Breast cancer has touched my family. My grandmother lost her mother and her sister to it, and had preventative surgery at a relatively young age to minimise the chances it might add her to it's tally. That's why this post is for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. It is part of Kate on Thin Ice's 90 Bloggers campaign, in which we've been asked to write 90 words about an important woman in our life. I can't single out just one; there are so many women who are important to me, so here 90 words on three of them, and some of the reasons why.

My mother, for her love and home-making skills, her enjoyment of having all her little chicks in one place, and her satisfaction in preparing - and seeing others enjoy - good food. My sister, for the fact that she makes me laugh like a drain, her feistiness, her lack of tolerance for crap, her determination, and her incredible ability to multi-task. My grandmother, 98 years old and still living on her own, who knows her own value, and who can still fire off a witty riposte when it's called for.

And that's your 90.

"Pink Ribbon Bingo have pledged to support Breakthrough Breast Cancer all year round with 15% of the gross revenue accrued through online play on the site being donated to the charity. Visitors also have the opportunity to donate a percentage of their winnings directly to the charity. Along with the fundraising element, Pink Ribbon Bingo and The Daily Mail online will be helping the charity to raise awareness by promoting their vital health messages such as TLC (Touch, Look, Check)."


  1. Possibly my fave so far because it made me want to know all 3 of them. Very clever to get their characters across so well in so few words.
    Thanks for supporting @Breakthrough

  2. Loving the stories of you mother and grandmother, really wonderful. Breast cancer is one in five here now in the East Bay, Ca, really scary.

  3. A lovely post about 3 great women. Thank you.

  4. I agree with Kate - I want to meet them all!

  5. Hi
    Thank you for sharing these three lovely ladies with us; they all sound amazing. From all of us here at Breakthrough Breast Cancer we just wanted to say a massive thank you for supporting us and raising awareness.

    Thank you again for your post and your support, from all of us here at Breakthrough Breast Cancer


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