I can honestly say that I love my job and the people who I work with, and those fellow co-workers become your second family. It's heart breaking when someone close to you has cancer. My manager and my friend was in remission until this year when her cancer came back. She now has chemotherapy twice a month on Friday's for three months. Not only does she still go to work everyday, you see the pain she's in and it's a helpless feeling when you accidentally see her crying in the office from the stress, pain, and unknowing outcome, while training to maintain a family and career. This is now the second time my job has been given the opportunity to raise money for cancer survivors and research, while competition with fellow co-workers is thrilling, the bottom line is a cure.
My job is currently taking donations for the month of March for The V Foundation, which awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. It seems as though we like to consider cancer as common as a cold, but when it hits home, it becomes personal, and the word cancer becomes a living emotion; mentally, and definitely a physical toll For everyone involved.
My Mother had breast cancer, resulting in a mastectomy. At the time I was to young to understand The concept, also because the cancer never came back. It's almost like a faint fable. Now that I am 32, this is the first encounter of cancer who has a face, not just another story like mine. Cancer shouldn't be common, it's not the flu, as much as we hear about it everyday and shrug it off, and as much research is done, why can't we find a damn cure?!