Friday, 5 October 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Poem and Story

October 2012 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I'm sure there must be few people who haven't been touched by the fall-out from being diagnosed with this pervasive condition, whether directly or through supporting a relative, friend or neighbour.

Many fund-raising and awareness-raising activities will be happening all over the country this month and I thought I would dedicate this post to all those going through treatment, those helping a loved one come to terms with the changes it brings, and survivors who are celebrating winning the fight.

The following are two positive ways in which I've been able to play a small part through writing.

Lavender Dreams is the ebook anthology of stories about cancer which was released from MuseItUp Publishing last year at $1.99, dedicated to one of their editors who lost her fight, and all royalties and fees are going to cancer research. It's also available from Amazon UK at only £1.29 and Amazon US at $2.06.

The other venture was partly a bit of fun on my part, although still supporting this cause. My erotic poem, Wander Round my Garden, is published on the Breast Cancer Awareness Poetry Campaign website - it also can be read more innocently, if you prefer! I found this opportunity ages ago through Patsy's blog and you can also find her poem included online. By the way, her first novel, Escape to the Country, is free on kindle today!

So let's do our little bit for breast cancer awareness and raise a toast to finding a cure for all types of this cruel disease.



Joanna said...

That's a lovely poem, Rosemary, as well as a very important cause.
Thank you for highlighting this and sharing those beautiful words with us. x

Teresa Ashby said...

I love your poem, Rosemary! You are so right, breast cancer touches us all in some way x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks for that encouraging comment, Joanna!

Thanks so much, Teresa!

Cara Cooper said...

Well done on your efforts supporting breast cancer sufferers Rosemary, I was only talking today to a relative whose mother succumbed to it. Keep up the good work!

Carolb said...

Lovely poem, and such a good cause to support. Thank you for sharing both, Rosemary.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks for your comment, Cara!

Thanks for that, Carol!