At my local shop, the windows were decorated with Stand Up to Cancer stylized merchandise, a raffle was being held (the prizes being a couple boxes of chocolatey treats and biscuits and a Stand Up to Cancer cake that was made by the lovely Becci!) and we all took turns to stand outside with a money bucket and a box of Stand Up to Cancer badges. Along with wearing the t-shirts, we all wore wigs especially made for this occasion. It's fair to say, I'm very lucky mine didn't look too bad. We all resembled different stars. I went from being myself, to Tina Turner, to Boy George. My mother looked like Britney Spears from her 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' music video, J looked like Rod Stewart and L & S looked
Working for Cancer Research is a lot of work for me, my anxiety of too many people and my tiredness levels are tested a lot. You never know who you're going to encounter. I met some lovely people and then some not-so-lovely people. Yesterday was relatively calm with there being many adorable children and sweet couples.
Despite the fact that we all wore 'Stand Up to Cancer' t-shirts and wigs, people still asked us what we were doing. Some even said "Is this for Halloween?" *chuckles* In the end though, we raised a lot of money! And although, I can barely move this morning, it was worth it.
|Myself, My Mother, L, J & S.|
Cancer affects us all in one way or another. Supporting one another is important. So pop into your local Cancer Research and donate or purchase something. No matter how small the amount, it will make a difference and get us one inch closer to finding a cure.