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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Real Men Wear Pink

I received his e-mail yesterday . It reminded me about his social activities as I have quoted below.

On August 5th, 2011 I will once again lace up my shoes for the Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, and start an emotional journey that will take me 60 very long and grueling miles. This walk will be hot, this walk will be painful. There will be sweat, and there will be tears.

If you ever wondered what I stand for in life… It’s kindness. It’s sacrifice. It’s caring about others. It’s making a difference. It’s being a real man and wearing pink.

By the time that you finish reading this, two more women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and another one just died from it. In fact, while I am walking those 60 miles, 110 women will die from this horrible disease. 110 families will lose a mother, or a daughter, or a best friend.

That is why I walk. I don’t walk to get recognition. I don’t walk because I want people to think of me a hero. I walk so that a little girl can grow up and spend time with her mother. I walk so that a mother can watch her daughter walk down the aisle at her wedding. I walk so that I don’t have to console another friend while a part of her life was taken too soon. I walk because I am physically able to, while others are not. I walk because I have been given so much, and I want to give back as much as I can.

I walk, because I cannot walk away… and when my time on earth comes to an end, I want everyone to know… I was here…

9 comments:

colson said...

His cause is great and worthy. His dedication and involvement admirable.

However I can't see in what way walking as such( or walking dressed in pink for that matter) can save one woman. I guess it's the publicity of the event and the money which will be raised for the good cause,is what it is really all about.

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

@colson: Really appreciate your comments, Jerry. Thanks !

Murshed Hussain said...

Great story, thank you for sharing this story. It is true we can only walk because we can never walk away...

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

@Murshed Hussain: Thank you so much for comments. Have a lovely weekend !

Umihoney said...

Salam,

I agree with Colson.The event would create awareness and more contributions towards research to help cure breast cancer. His walking was his contribution to the campaign.

Take care
Umi

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

@Umihoney: Really appreciate your comments. Have a great success in Fasting. May Allah bless you with wisdom and "hidayah". Amin...

Multibrand said...

Interesting post pak.

Beng Gee said...

Hi! I'm a breast cancer survivor myself and I so much appreciate the kind act you did; that of walking for Breast cancer cause. You are an inspiration to many. I hope there'd be a lot like you!

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

@Beng Gee : Really appreciate your comments. I hope so.