I have watched too many of my close girlfriends and loved ones lose their lives to Breast Cancer. Some are still fighting that very courageous fight. At times I feel completely helpless: I’m a good friend, a great listener, and I’m there for plenty of love and hugs, but I want to do more. I want to honor these inspirational women and show them that what they are going through is more than courageous.

The following tagline has been my personal mantra for some time: “I choose to be unstoppable, I love the life I live, I'm passionate about my dreams and the dreams of others. I trust my intuition and I live a courageous life. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy."

Despite the obstacles we all face, we can choose to remain courageous.

Featured Story: Tracie Hannick

Tracie Hannick

Wife. Mother. Friend. Businesswoman. Runner. Those were all things I called myself. Breast cancer survivor was not on that list. 46 years old and had never made time for a mammogram. No reason really, just busy. Doctor Offered to make the appt so I said sure. July 2016. 3 mammograms, 2 lumpectomies, 1 double mastectomy and 2 reconstructive surgeries later: alive, yes. Cured of cancer, yes. Healed, not yet. The fight doesn't end when surgeries are done. Sometimes, it is just the beginning.

This disease doesn't care who you are or what you do. It doesn't care who you love or who loves you. It is a fight every day.

I am so grateful for the people who love me, for friends who support me and for the doctors and nurses that don't give up. I won't give up either. In it for the long haul!