Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010

So today I'm going to be a giddy girl...I know, I know, it's not as great as Dr. Stinky, but there have been some exciting things happen this week and I want to share with all of you!

First, thanks to a blessing from God, I was able to combat the barfies and make it out to the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk on Saturday! It was AMAZING! There were 4,600 participants and we raised almost $200,000! "Team Tasha" came in 14th place for top teams out of over 100 teams...how amazing is MY support system!? It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time. My son was, of course, the hit of the day. I had complete strangers coming up to me asking if they could take his picture. He sure knows how to work a crowd! Also, because of "Team Tasha's" complete coolness, I was interviewed on Fox 4...look out Snooky, there's a new diva in town! :o)  The lady was really nice, and in fact, I didn't even know she was a reporter at first. My team was dancing and having fun and she was standing by watching. She laughed and made a comment like, "Wow, your team is a hoot!". I told her yes, that we were just a barrel of jollies! She then saw me say something to Jeremy (he was holding Alex) and she asked if they were a part of my team too. I told her yes, they were my husband and son. She then went on to tell me how much she loved our shirts and that it was so cute that I put Alex in one too! I told her that he was very proud of his "oobie shirt" and that he got to dress like Daddy. Well one thing led to another and she got very interested in my story. She then told me that she was a reported for Fox 4 and asked if she could do an interview. It went really well, and she talked to me for 10 or 15 minutes...but of course the actual clip is only like a minute and a half long! :o)  Oh well, it was my 30 seconds of fame, so I'll take it! I've got a link at the bottom of this post where you can view photos from the event as well as the video clip on YouTube. Oh...and as a side note...I couldn't find the video clip online so me being the totally tech-savvy self that I am, I just took a video of the TV while it was playing, lol! Anyway, it's not the best quality, but you get the gist!

So as if that's not cool enough...I've got even more excitement. I know, blows your socks off, right?! Well I have a friend who is in the media business and she ran across an editor who was looking for breast cancer stories for her upcoming edition, so she passed along the information to me. I figured, what the heck, so I emailed the lady and told her that I was currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and that I had a blog where she could find my story if she was interested. Well that was several weeks ago and I never heard back, so I had pretty much dismissed it. Well yesterday morning I received an email from her telling me that she had read my blog and she was interested in including me! She has a health and wellness-type magazine that is produced quarterly and the upcoming edition will have a feature on breast cancer. So I'm super pumped about that, and of course I will share it with all of you as soon as I get a copy.

I'm headed off to the "Pink Heals Tour" to support a fellow survivor while she shaves her head. The pink firetruck will be there and I plan on adding my signature to the truck! I'll post pictures and tell you more about it later in the week (I gotta have a little bit of a cliffhanger to keep you coming back for more ya know)!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk/Run


  1. Ok I am totally rolling. The best comment was from your husband :) Your son is absolutely adorable!! and you girl BEAUTIFUL. KEEP THAT SMILE GOING!!!

    Love you girl,
    Emily Larson