This book by Susan G. Komen, “Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement," couldn’t express in a better way the love between two sisters. By the time her sister Susan Goodman Komen died of breast cancer in 1980, at age 36 , she had started the public fight against the breast cancer. A real and powerful life story, ( via LA Times).
“Even Silence Has an End”, a memoir by the world’s most famous hostage, Ingrid Betancourt, and the time that she spent in the Columbian Jungle. She wrote in the book “I‘ve decided that they would not hurt me. Whatever happened, they would not touch the essence of who I was.” (via Daily Beast).
As many of you may know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Check out info on a great event:
The *DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence* is planning on *Painting the Town Purple!* On *Friday October 1st.* We’re kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with an ambitious goal of spreading awareness about domestic violence in ALL 8 wards of DC
We are asking volunteers to help us canvass 13 metro stations throughout the day by handing out DVAM calendars, resources, *purple candy and ribbons* and helping spread awareness about domestic violence here in DC.
There will be *three shifts* on October 1st at 13 metro stops, and we are looking for two volunteers per shift and location. All volunteers will receive light refreshments for volunteering and there will be a brief training on the materials as well as how to handle any media that may ask questions about DVAM. The tentative date of training is September 28th! Please email *Andrea Gleaves (firstname.lastname@example.org*) your name, phone, email and what time and 3 metro stations you are interested in canvassing at for DCCADV (more info here).
The Cancer Prevention & Treatment Fund is hosting a second 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 3, 2010. They will be running and walking down the W&OD Trail in Arlington, VA (Bluemont Park). This event is a fundraiser to support their programs to prevent and treat cancer by analyzing research, providing public information, and helping adults and children find the safest and most effective treatments. (more info here).
The Reproductive Justice Arts Extravaganza celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Women’s Medical Fund the abortion access fund of Philadelphia, PA, by having a night of reproductive justice-inspired art and performances. (more info here)
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