Many of my friends are not facebookers and I wanted to let the word out!
My wonderful friend Louise Peters and I had a “meeting” of the minds this morning over coffee. I know many of you have been asking what you can do to help and I feel badly that I don’t really have anything that I need help with for the moment. Louise has been plotting with other friends to start some sort of “rally” for me with the intent to increase colon cancer awareness and help me at the same time. I am sure everyone here knows that pink is for breast cancer – but how many of you know that blue is for colon cancer??? (My husband wondered why it was not brown hahaha funny guy!). After discussing what her thoughts where and where I am at, we came up with an idea that really fitted who I am. We would like to start a 501K that would raise money for colon cancer and I would like to make it my mission to increase resources for cancer patients in this area. When you get diagnosed, there is so much to digest and learn and very little resources here in Brevard. My first objective would be to produce a little booklet that each oncologist offices could hand out with all the already existing resources in our community. Other things we have thought about would be to have a website where we could put links to different online resources and eventually produce a CD with meditations and other mind/body tools for cancer patients. Our ultimate vision is to eventually have a physical hub for cancer patients where they could access integrative treatments, (Louise is a psychologist too and very into mindfulness and mind/body therapy). There is a need for restorative yoga, naturopathic consultants who know about cancer/chemo, acupuncture doctors familiar with cancer and chemo, and so on and so forth. We would love to have an integrative mind/body center here in Brevard. We are planning our first event in December when we will have our own version of a “jingle bell run/walk” followed by fun stuff for kids. We want to make our events family friendly because I want to include my kids in all of this! Who is in? We need to come up with a name for our organization anyone has ideas? “Colons r us”? “Blue is the new pink”? Help us find our name!!!