It all started with a request for boobie cupcakes....it used to be that in 'polite' society you didn't talk about breasts. That has all changed (and for the good) with The American Cancer Society's campaign against Breast Cancer! Boobie talk is everywhere! And when our friend Annie asked the girlies if they would like to bake boobie cupcakes for the Atwater Relay for Life - of course they said YES!
I'm sure everyone has heard of The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life...
That is where our cupcakes were headed. Our wonderful friend, Annie, had her own team at a local relay this year. Annie is an inspiration - she is in her third battle with cancer and teaches us all everyday about positive thinking, giving back, and living life to the fullest.
This is Annie and I at last year's relay
Of course raising money is a big part of Relay for Life and that is done in as many ways as people can creatively come up with. Thus the boobie cupcakes were sold at relay. I donated a flower pot full of my handmade items that was raffled off.
Madison was a trooper (and relay is full of people young and old who are troopers just like her)...she raised some $$$, she (with Lane's help of course!) made the cupcakes, she helped Annie on Friday night, she helped set up the 'camp' site on Saturday, spent the night - walking several times and once in the early morning hours all by her lonesome, and helped tear down the 'camp' site on Sunday. Madison loves relay and she did it all with a smile on her face...after all... it's for Annie! And as she wrote on her basketball...
"My Grammy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watching her go through chemo and radiation broke my heart. But her strength inspired me. I relay to spread cancer awareness and to honor the women who show their strength in the fight against cancer."
Boobie cupcakes are silly...but selling boobie cupcakes to fight this battle is not silly at all.