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24 October 2007

Thursday Thirteen ~ our Mothers

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all of my October Thursday Thirteens are "pink." This last week is where Breast Cancer touches my heart.

Celebrities whose Mothers battled Breast Cancer

Elizabeth Agassi, mother of tennis champion Andre Agassi
Betty DeGeneres, mother of actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres
Fannie Ann Little Jones, mother of rapper Nas
Diana Dill, mother of actor Michael Douglas
Kay Helgenberger, mother of actress Marg Helgenberger
Susan Ryan Jordan, mother of actress Meg Ryan
Virginia Clinton Kelley, mother of former President Bill Clinton
Janelle Kidman, mother of actress Nicole Kidman
Angelena Rice, mother of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Cecilia de la Hoya, mother of boxing champion Oscar de la Hoya
Mary Mohin McCartney, mother of musician Paul McCartney
Audrey Cowell Sumner, mother of actor, singer Sting
Margaret Kay, mother of blogger katherine Claire


on a somewhat lighter note...two of my favorite reads have posts which are of similar subject matter:

Mimi shares a bit of a scare
and Travis...well...his is not for the children.

both of them give really good reasons for keeping up with your monthly self exam and annual mamogram....smile.

20 comments:

Mel said...

(((((((((katherine))))))))))))

Reading the list, words escape me.
I think that's good.

Thank you.

Turnbaby said...

Excellent list!

Mine is not for the faint of heart but also worthwhile.

Smooch

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Great post. Breast cancer runs in my family. I get mamograms done regulary.

Odat said...

Thanks for keeping the awareness up.....I get mine!
Peace

Desert Songbird said...

Wonderful list, Katherine. Disease knows no boundaries - racial, ethnic, religious, or economic.

Matt-Man said...

My family has been quite fortunate in this area. Cheers!!

.:mar said...

Strong women...
Fantastic way to remind us to take care of us.
Happy thirteening!

Mimi Lenox said...

I was moved by this. Says it all.
Speechless.

Lori said...

What an awesome tribute. My Mother is battling Non Hodkins Lymphoma right now (cancer of the lymph nodes)...I think all cancer survivors should be given praise. Its not an easy battle and I am amazed at my mothers strength every day. Thanks for giving a shout out and for stopping by. Happy TT.

Mags said...

This month you really have paid amazing tribute to everyone who has ever even known someone with breast cancer...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

The last one is your mother? What a beautiful post and tribute to all these women. Have a great TT. :)

impworks said...

Very informative TT. I wish I had something more to say but I started doing my TT rounds too late today and I'm heading rapidly to being incoherent and not getting round everyone who left a comment on mine.

david mcmahon said...

My very special wishes to the last mother on the list.

Kai said...

Oh Katherine.... the last one is your Mom.

Big ((hugs)) from me.

Linda said...

I think that #13 is the most important of all though I don't wish to diminish any of the ladies before her.

Dr. A said...

Came over from Bond's blog. Powerful post. Well done.

crazy working mom said...

Great job on this one. What an awesome idea. :)

Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a good Thursday.

Malcolm: said...

Thanks for helping to spread the awareness on this very important topic. I seem to remember reading about the cancer battles of Betty DeGeneres and Virginia Clinton Kelley.

Bond said...

EXCELLENT list Katherine...Mom suffered from non-hodgekins lymphoma, and beat it... and we have not been touched by Breast cancer, but have the link up on The Couch and have for a long time...

Travis said...

Well, I'm sure I posted about breast awareness...just of a slightly different kind.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha

My paternal grandmother beat breast cancer in her 50's, but then lost the battle with lung cancer later in her life. And Pam lost her mom to it.