Correctional Officer Maria Jacquez of California City Correctional Facility (CAC) recently received a donation of $1,620, a set of pink patches, and lots of love from her CDCR sisters and brothers. Officer Jacquez was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and is currently undergoing her third round of chemotherapy. Through it all, Officer Jacquez has maintained her strength and resilience and is an inspiration to her CAC family. This year, the proceeds from CDCR’s participation in the Pink Patch Project were donated to Officer Jacquez in her time of need.
Officer Jacquez extends her sincere appreciation for the outpouring of support from staff at CAC and across CDCR. To learn more about the Pink Patch Project, visit www.PinkPatchProject.com. #breastcancerawareness #pinkpatchproject #CDCR #chemotherapy #breastcancer #breastcancerawarenessmonth #californiacity #california
💗 This before and after is super special 💗
2 years ago today my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was scary to hear. I was afraid for her, for myself, my sisters and my daughter. I knew it meant we had a long road ahead of us - not just with her treatments but with all of us. See she wasn’t the first one in our family. My grandma and my aunt had already fought this battle.
Diagnosis of a loved one is hard. Real hard. You don’t know what to say. You don’t know what to do. If we could have gone through it for her we would’ve but we couldn’t so we sat on the sidelines and did what we could.
2 years ago my sister decided the least thing she could do was grow some hair and donate it. It may not seem like much but to someone who will receive a wig while going through what we saw our family go though it’s going to give them confidence and hope. Today we donate 10” of hair in hopes that one day no one will have to lose their hair or fight this disease 💓💓 #breastcancerawareness #susangkomen #cancersucks #hairdonation #findacure #wearemorethanpink
I spent part of today experimenting with @officialcricut Infusible Ink... it has a learning curve, but oh, how I'm loving the colors on this #breastcancer tee I'm making for a friend.
Never stop believing in yourself, your dreams or your future 💕✨
#WhatsYourPink is a brand within a brand working to help the fight against Breast Cancer! The initiative created by @lipsynkcosmetics founder and entrepreneur @denisewiggins1, offers one powerful tube of lipstick called “Love”. For every purchase, proceeds go to support families of breast cancer victims, as well as breast cancer research to fight this awful disease.
Join the fight! Visit www.whatsyourpink.com today!
#Brand #WebsiteDesign #Logo #Promos created by @pinkneycreative
“I was actually the one who found the lump. It was 13 years ago. My baby had just turned two. I was sitting and rocking him and felt something kind of odd. I found the lump on April 8th. My chemo started May 4th. So that is how quick my treatment started.
After the second or third treatment, I couldn’t even get out of bed. That’s how bad the pain was. My baby had just turned 2 and my oldest was getting ready to turn 6. I was looking at these babies and thinking ‘I have got to get out of bed for my babies.’ That was the lowest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My work family would bring meals every week we had treatments. This was back before Facebook or social media. That is a benefit now because more people can be involved and be here for you. But it can also be hard, accepting that people want to help you and accepting their help. You want to say ‘No, I’m good.’ I remember thinking no I need to cook for my family. I need to do these things. But that is what they want to do. That is how they are showing their love too. And you need to let them.
There will come a day when cancer doesn’t consume you. It will not be your waking thought and your thought when you’re going to sleep. You won’t even realize when it happens. It will come all of the sudden. You will have those moments when it is not your whole world anymore. You will kick it in the tail. Today may be a bad a day, but I know tomorrow will be better because I believe God when he says that with Him, all things are possible (Luke 1:37).
-Natalie, from the #BreastCancerPortraitProject ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#canon #canonphotography #breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #portraitphotography
We'd like to extend a big thank you to Margie Driscoll for her support during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Her "I'm a Survivor" Ride participants at @cyclebareastcobb raised funds for Komen Atlanta this past October. Thank you so much, Margie! 💕
Picked up these babies at the farmer's market! Apples are a great food, but let’s be honest, they can get a little boring as a go-to healthy snack. So, when I need to jazz up my day a little, I love to throw in a persimmon for a snack. Not only does it add some variety, antioxidants and flavor, but it’s full of -fiber -beta carotene -vitamin c -TONS of cancer-fighting flavonoids and phytonutrients
YES I do think they are way better then those overhyped processed protein bars.
So there you have just a few reasons to sink your teeth into them. Do you love them
#bellernutrition #rachelbellerrdn #cleaneating #cancerprevention #breastcancerawareness #healthy #healthysnacking