Saturday, October 9, 2010



DO you know that more men are being diagnosed with breast cancer than ever before? This week at the college where I teach the nursing department sponsored a bulletin board on breast cancer awareness (and of course I had my Mary Kay cards there to help raise money for Breast Cancer Research for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation. What I learned was shocking! Please forgive me if my pictures alarm you, but they re intended to INFORM you! The silent sleeper kills more than we realize! Here's the scoop!

BREAST CANCER is deadly and often a silent killer, it effects both MEN and Women.  Many websites offer  the symptoms and what to look for and how to perform your own breast examine in the shower. You should do this weekly! Visit any of these sites to offer you help, advice, grants and  to give charitable donations to help find the CURE for the CAUSE!

Many of my followers may have read my own personal story. After more than 20 years of complaining to doctors I finally got one to listen and yes I had a lumpectomy. I consider myself exremely lucky, I know an angel was watching over me! Without a great deal of fight in my to survive I might not be here today! My angel is my mother! She died 22 years ago at the age of 62, to cancer, melanoma that spread internally. I have no digital picture of her to upload but believe me she is an angel!

            Take Time To Care!

              Take Time To Care!

 There are angels among us watching and caring

 Ones who are there in the dark of the night,

 Giving their love, their guidance, and hugs

 Holding us close when the tears overflow...

 Whispering softly into our ears, drying our tears.

 Angels from Heaven and footprints in the sand

 Loving and cared for, not by MAN, but God.

 Soothing the heartache and heartbreaks of life

                                  Shadows cease that danced through our minds,

                                  No longer muddled, confused, and distressed...

                                  The anger resides and we fight from within,

                                  Sisters united, all for one cause, to be sure - 

                                  Answers untold that only God holds, tomorrow

                                  Is a gift that we each want to hold. The days

                                  Do not drift gently by, we laugh and weep some die..

                                  Prayers lift us up into God's arms we shall be,

 Many a reason we have to want to live,

 Our children, our loved ones,  our spirit

 If but one life I can change with awareness today,

Then I will rest when it is my day to join GOD

And the angels watching over me still,

Sisters in FAITH, do what you WILL,

But WILL yourself to live and be blessed!

Each day I live to the fullest without regrets,

Thanking God for another day spared,

A day to remember those whom I love,

Another chance to spread the word,

Believe in miracles, they are among us, I am one.

         Poems My Way Valrie 10/09/2010

PLEASE check yourself regulary, at least ONCE a week. If you have pain let your doctor know. Color change, lumps, cystitis, rashes, are ALL signs of cancer! It only takes a minute and it just might SAVE your life!   

These are 2 reasons for me to live on and continue breast cancer awareness! My daughter and her fiance. DId you know because I have the history, she is more likely to also be effected! I plan on being here to make her aware!

 My beautiful daughter Jenni, 26 a veternarian student in TX and her brother, Joey, 23 a Lance Corporal Marine serving in Afghanistan! MORE REASONS TO FIGHT TO LIVE!

 My gorgeous son and his beautiful fiance Renee to be married Mother's Day weekend 2011!

 My son Lance Corporal Joseph D. Hranek on the night he was deployed this July, please PRAY for him! He is the inspiration behind CANS FOR COOKIES US TROOPS!

 Joey & Renee, the first time I met her was this past December after my recuperating from a serious illness and relapse of depression and severe spinal pain, and fibromylagia. I had not seen Joey in nearly 2 years!

 PLEASE visit dear sweet BEV over at How Sweet The Sound and meet even more SWEET BLOGGERS!

I am standing by near my phone, answering calls about CANS FOR COOKIES US TROOPS. The phone has beemn ringing non-stop! Have you volunteered yet to bake or send cookies overseas or here stateside?
 STAND up for those who STAND for FREEDOM and BAKE some cookies to send today!
 OUR GOAL IS TO SEND 50 packages overseas every HOLIDAY starting with Veterans day!

EMAIL ME HERE and visit here to LEARN all about it! Add your loved ones to the mailing list! I have linked up locally with the ARMORY in UTICA NY and stay tuned for details on our HUGE event November 5th

 On the go soon,  rescuing my sanity, got to go buy some COFFEE BEANS, I wonder if they have any in PINK! PLEASE consider my Mary Kay fundraiser for Breast Cancer research!

 I bearly get through the day without my JAVA beans, SUMATRA is my favorite ever!

This month as it is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, I personally donate 20% of all my sales to the MARY KAY ASH BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. I have reached $110.00 in donations and would love to increase it to at least $500! Maybe you might help out, and do some holiday shopping, in turn donating to the CAUSE for the CURE!

I live in a world of PINK!!!!

Enter today and have your chance to win a PINK GLAMOUR COMPACT!!! JUST leave a comment and your email so I can contact you when you win!!!!


This was my first major event after having had my lumpectomy and recovering from severe depression in 2006. I was a STAR ACHIEVER my first quarter back in the business and my NSD took us out on the town, putting on the GLITZ!

THE man who has put the LIFE bacjk into my LIFE! My one and only BOB! I love you!!!!

Have a PINK HEART and donate somewhere today! HELP us find the cure for the deadliest disease and PLEASE have a yearly mammogram if you are 40 or older!

May God Bless you and Keep you safe from HARM.


CALL 607-547-2073 leave a message!! or email me to add your loved ones and donate 2 dozen cookies OR MORE to be sent to our troops!

God Bless you and Keep you safe from HARM!


  1. Hello! Happy Pink Saturday! I am loving all the tributes and support to this wonderful cause! Terrific post,

  2. I have sent you several emails about sending cookies to troops but have not heard back. Are you still doing this?

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!