As many of you know, my Dad battled with Leukemia in 2009.
According to Wikipedia,
Leukemia (from the Greek leukos – white, and haima – blood) is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cells. Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases called hematological neoplasms.
In 2000, approximately 256,000 children and adults around the world developed some form of leukemia, and 209,000 died from it.About 90% of all leukemias are diagnosed in adults.
aka… it’s scary stuff.
Thank goodness my Dad was able to push through, but unfortunately many people aren’t as lucky.
I’ve donated my Cinnibun Oat Streusel Muffins and hope to raise loads of money from these babies.
On Friday the 13th [if you’re able], please head over to Steph’s blog and make a small donation that will in turn help others like my Dad put an end to cancer and have a second chance at life.
Thanks all – and oh yes, can’t forget… Happy Mothers Day to all you amazing mommies out there!