One my good friends passed away from pancreatic cancer a year ago. She was so full of life, one day she was bubbly and making us all laugh with her jokes and next she was told she had cancer and was gone. I saw her go through so much before she lost her battle. I was thinking about her the other day when I got a notice from an organization I support, “Look Good Feel Better,” about a donation.
Seeing that email about the donation inspired me and I decided I wanted to do a different type of post today. I wanted to talk about this organization and how it does help people going through a cancer battle.
I became involved with this organization about 6 years ago. I had heard about several ex-co-workers from my job in PA who had breast cancer. It was becoming clear that there was a link with these women and the workplace we were at. Some survived, some didn’t. One of my friends was very upset about how she was being transformed from cancer. After we had a talk on the phone, the next day I saw some literature at work about “Look Good Feel Better.”
It is an organization that was founded in 1989 on the premise that if cancer patients can be helped to look more like themselves, their improved self-esteem will give them courage and confidence to cope with their disease and treatments. Self-esteem is the best medicine in you can have in the cancer fight.
I saw this amazing transformation, including my friend who was upset over what cancer had done to her, it something truly amazing. I have been involved with Look Good Feel better for about 6 years. Cancer is something no one should ever have to go through. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure yet, but you can help. You can help those women who need a boost in their self-esteem to help them win the battle with cancer by going to the Look Good Feel Better donation page and make a donation.
So to honor those with a cancer battle and to those who have lost to it, this recipe is a toast to you. Keep smiling from above and those going through the battle, keep your head up and stay strong,
The sweetness of limeade meets the coolness of mint to create the Mojito Limeade. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
- 2 cups sugar
- 8 cups water
- 10-12 leaves mint
- 1 cup of lime juice
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- In a sauce pan, dissolve the sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water. Add the mint leaves and bring the water to a boil. Take off the heat and let it cool.
- In a pitcher, add the lemon and lime juice. Add the mint sugar water and give it a stir.
- Next, add the rest the water and stir it well.
- Pour the limeade over some ice in a glass and ENJOY!