CHRISTINE WARE'S FUNDRAISING PAGE
My mother, aka The Ging, has been through a lot including breast cancer. In spite of the the challenges she has faced, she continues to fully embrace her life. She volunteers. She sings in the choir. She helps friends and neighbors. She makes her own Christmas cards. She knits afghans. She makes cookies for the guys at the garage. She belongs to a quilting group.
She has always been curious. In 2016, she turned to me and asked, "Would you have any interest in going on a paddle boat trip on the Mississippi?" And so last spring, we went. Mom was fascinated by the mechanics of the boat and would always run up to the deck when we tied up. She was also entranced by the barges moving up and down the river. And she always joined me at the lectures given by the on-board historian.
I only hope that I can be as vital and curious and generous as my mother when I am in my 80's. I only hope that I can live beyond whatever adversities I encounter and embrace a vibrant and engaged life.
Please help me honor my mother, Virginia Hart "The Ging" Ware, by making a donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Reach & Raise.
LBBC provides programs and services to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer (like The Ging, a three-time survivor). Their goal is to provide information, community and support that you can trust, is easy for you to access and respectful of you and your situation. All their resources are carefully and frequently reviewed by some of the country’s leading healthcare experts and informed by people living with breast cancer.