I read the tweet and replied without hesitating. Sure I’d send in a picture of me holding a sign stating why I wanted to stand up to cancer. The person asking was going to put together a video montage of all the things people stand for and I wanted to be in on it, because, well, cancer sucks.
I went home and started thinking of all the people I’m standing for: my mom, my grandmother, my aunts, M’s grandmother. And then my thoughts moved on to all the friends and friends of friends and friends of friends of friends who are either fighting their own cancer or who have already lost the battle and I realized I don’t want to limit myself to one person or another. I want to stand for every woman out there who is or will have to fight that battle.
And so I sent in that picture up there.
And Standup2cancer.com created this. It gave me chills.
Who are you standing for?