Here come the 40s.

In less than 1 week, I will celebrate my 40th birthday. Many people have asked me how I feel about turning 40 and I can honestly say, I’m excited. Getting older beats the alternative and unfortunately, I know far too many people who haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate a 40th birthday. I’m lucky beyond belief and I’m taking this week to reflect back on my 30s and where I am today. My family and close friends have asked what they can buy me for birthday. And I can really only think of one thing that money can buy that would make me very happy. It’s not immediate gratification. The results take time but we are seeing the results every day. I know with perseverance, great brains and the power of people, we can and will make my dream come true. I’m asking for an end to breast cancer, an end to the pain of chemotherapy and surgery, an end to suffering the great trauma and loss of losing a loved one. If you are one of my friends or family that wants to know what I want for my birthday, I’ll make it easy for you. You can contribute to my 3-day journey to end breast cancer or you can make a contribution to FORCE, an organization that is working very hard for me and so many others.


Posted on March 21, 2011, in brca, Breast Cancer 3-Day Ambassador, FORCE, fundraising, hereditary cancer, Susan G. Komen, Ta Ta Breast Cancer. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ellyn,

    I always ask for donations to The Pink Fund for my birthday. It is a great gift to be able to give to those less fortunate or to be able to use your life to help fund a cause you care about deeply.

    Congrats on turning 40 . . . . . and you are right, there are many who do not get this gift.

    • Dear Ellen,
      Wishing you the MOST happy and healthy birthday..You are the most wonderful young lady who is intelligent,well grounded,strong advocate and a successful fundraiser for Breast Cancer. Everyone is so proud of you and you deserve all the good wishes.
      Barbara Small ( your friend in Washington D.C.)

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