Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Short Kickoff Update

Hi friends! Finally I am sitting down to briefly update you about the SEE Pink kickoff that happened on the 18th. Where to start....oh, I know...things went GREAT!!! Everything went off without a hitch and we had a really good turnout. We met some super nice ladies and are excited to begin friendships with each of them. Some were survivors, some were support people, and some were just there to support our cause. Whatever the reason, we are blessed to have them in our lives now.
We took lots of pictures so I need everyone to harass Lynne to put them on the blog (just kidding sweet friend!)


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mark Your Calendars

Hi! It's me, Kelly updating....finally!!! Things have been pretty busy for Lynne and me. Between training for the 1/2 marathon and 5K Clarksville races, getting things ready for our big SEE Pink kickoff meeting, and just managing our daily lives with our families, time has gotten away from us. However, we are back and READY to go!!!

In just 10 short days (October 18th), we will be kicking off our SEE Pink care group. This kickoff will be held on Sunday, October 18th from 2-5 PM in the upstairs room at Exit Realty. I'll post directions at the end of this for those of you who may not be familiar with where it is. The purpose of this kickoff meeting is really just a "meet and greet." Before we go full swing with our bi-monthly meetings, we are wanting to see what the interest level is in our group and have potential members sign-up for more information. There will be snacks, goodie bags, and door prizes too.

I would like to go ahead and tell you that SEE Pink is not what you think of when you think "support group." You see, when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was not at all interested in joining a support group, but what I was looking for was just a group of friends that I could call on at anytime for anything... whether that meant asking them for a meal, or just a word of encouragement. That is the goal of our group and therefore why we refer to our group as a "care group."
For women who are currently undergoing treatment we want to take care of meals, childcare if needed, transportation if needed, grocery shopping, errand running, and anything else that may come up. We also firmly believe in showing and sharing the love of Christ and will be praying for our members constantly, calling to offer encouragment, and sending little surprises in the mail occasionally to cheer you up when your day may not be so sunny.
For women who are past treatment we want to encourage you as you begin living your life after cancer. We hope that friendships are formed so that you never have to go to a follow-up mammogram or a doctor's appointment alone if you don't want to.

So, that's the group in a nutshell. One meeting each month we are going to have a guest speaker come and talk to the group about nutrition, exercise, etc... and the other meeting each month will be what we refer to as our "WIG OUT" night. This is just a fun night for girl time. We may just hang out and watch a movie, have a pot luck, play games, have a wine tasting, and other things along those lines. As long as it is laid back and relaxed, we are all for it. Everyone needs a night just to have fun and forget that the word cancer even exists.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come check us out. We would love to have you! And as a side note, this is not just a care group for women with breast cancer, but for any woman with any cancer. Do not feel like you can't come if your cancer is something other than breast. It does not matter!
So, here are the directions...
Take exit 1 off of I-24. Turn left (going towards Clarksville, not Kentucky) and go approximately 2/10 of a mile. Exit Realty is on the left. If you get to the stoplight at Tiny Town Rd, you have gone too far.
Feel free to email us with questions and we will get back to you right away. Our email address is seepink2@gmail.com