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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Teddy Bears have Be-Come Aware! Are you?

Teddy Bears have Be-Come Aware! Are you?


Introducing my newest Teddy Bears, Pixie & Beth.
They understand about the importance of how to
Be-Come Aware (BCA).
Do you?
 


These little bears wear a Breast Cancer Awareness necklace to show her support all year long.
 

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1. Pixie and Beth are BCA! Are you?,
3. Pixie is one of my newest BCA Bears.,
4. Beth is one of my newest BCA Bears.

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Please Be-Come Aware (BCA)!
 

Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Thursday, October 2, 2014

An Awareness Equation ("A Pink Ribbon + Annual Mammogram=Be-Coming Aware (BCA)")

An Awareness Equation

 


"A Pink Ribbon + Annual Mammogram=Be-Coming Aware (BCA)"
~ BCA memories by martian cat



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1. Are you BCA (Breast Cancer Aware)?,
2. title
3. My collection of Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) candles. Are you BCA?,
4. Megumi (my Russian Blue cat) is Breast Cancer Aware, are you?,
5. Butterflies are Breast Cancer Aware, are you?,
6. Flowers display Breast Cancer Awareness.


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Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Friday, September 12, 2014

"Do you know which is the best part of life? When your family understands you as a friend and your friends support you as your family."

"Do you know which is the best part of life? When your family understands you as a friend and your friends support you as your family."

 

"Do you know which is the best part of life? When your family understands you as a friend and your friends support you as your family."
~ Author Unknown


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 1. "If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine.",
2. " ♥ May your day be filled with SMILES! ♥ ",
3. "Happiness is an unexpected hug."


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memories from Hamamatsu (Japan)


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Saturday, August 23, 2014

"In Loving Memory of my Mama"

In Loving Memory of my Mama
 


"One of the blessings of growing older is the discovery that some things I once believed to be a flaw have turned out in the long run to become my strengths." 
 ~ unknown  



This is a scanned photo of my Mom. The flaw that I mean above is because my Mom had breast cancer. She passed away in 1971 from breast cancer complications at the age of 44. The strength is that she gave me so much of herself that I treasure her ways now that I am an adult. 



This photo is from her graduation from Syracuse University.  



Thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 



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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Are you BCA?

Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Are you BCA?



Breast Cancer Awareness has no season. 
It is important to be BCA each and every day of each and every year.


In memory of my Mama who passed away from Breast Cancer in 1971.
 And, I think of her each and every day.


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mama... "Each and every day, you are missed... "

Happy Birthday, Mama... "Each and every day, you are missed... "  

"Thank you for teaching me the importance of the path you travel through life." 
~ martian cat


Dedicated to my Mama on her Birthday
17 July 1927 ~ 24 August 1971


She passed away because of Breast Cancer.  


Thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Father, for the strength you have given me I thank you. ... "

"Father, for the strength you have given me I thank you. ... "  

"Father, for the strength you have given me I thank you. For the health you have blessed me with, I thank you. For the women who are going through breast cancer and their families I ask you to strengthen and to heal as you see fit. Lord we know you want us to be in good health and to prosper. Lord use us to do the work you have for us to do. For we know time is getting short on this earth. Lord be with every woman who is sick and encourage them as only you can. I know how faithful you are. You have shown yourself to be everything you say you are in your Holy Word. I praise you for you made this body and you can heal this body. In Jesus Name I pray." 

~ Carla Hinton  


Dedicated to my Mama on her Birthday 
17 July 1927 ~ 24 August 1971

She passed away because of Breast Cancer.  

Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Monday, June 23, 2014

"Breast Cancer Awareness Memories ~ We are in this all together!"

"Breast Cancer Awareness Memories"  


"Breast Cancer Awareness Memories ~ We are in this all together!" 
 ~ martian cat


Please remember, BeComing Aware (BCA) does not only mean you should wait until September to have your Mammogram.


Early detection can save and does save lives. Please remember to have your annual Mammogram at any time throughout the year.


One last thing to remember is that Breast Cancer is not only a women's health issue. Men can be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, too!


This was from my 2008 advertising quilt block for the Digital Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt, featuring my image on the ribbon. 




We support you! We are in this all together!



And, thank you to Prairiekittin for her candle design using my original candle photo.


 
Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Monday, June 16, 2014

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."


"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."
~ John Updike

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1. "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way."
3. I've always found the rain very calming."
4. "I like rain, actually."
5. "I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I'm happy again."
6. "I love the rain. It's my favorite weather."

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memories from my neighborhood...


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Monday, February 3, 2014

A BCA candle...


BCA candle...



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Monday, November 4, 2013

My 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

My 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection


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1. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
2. 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness quilt square #2,
3. 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness quilt square #1,
4. "If Teddy Bears understand Breast Cancer Awareness. Do you?",
5. Happy Birthday Mandy,
6. BeCome Aware and have a berry good BCA day!,
7. "Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moment there is the promise of daylight.",
8. Light a BCA memorial candle... I have lighted one for my Mama and Gram.,
9. "Are you Aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?",
10. BeCome Aware ~ BCA,
11. Remember your prayers for a Breast Cancer Awareness cure!,
12. One of the best presents is to BeCome Aware this Holiday Season and to remember to have your annual mammogram.,
13. My BCA flowers... I am BCA (Breast Cancer Aware). Are you?

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Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

"If Teddy Bears understand Breast Cancer Awareness. Do you?"




"If Teddy Bears understand Breast Cancer Awareness. Do you?"




"If Teddy Bears understand Breast Cancer Awareness. Do you?"
~ martian cat





Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Remember your prayers for a Breast Cancer Awareness cure!

Remember your prayers for a Breast Cancer Awareness cure!

 
Remember your prayers for a Breast Cancer Awareness cure!



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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"2008~2013 Honoring those who participated in the Digital Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt"

2008~2013 Honoring those who participated in the Digital Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt




I am a  6 year breast cancer quilter. 


Above is my collection of the thank yous for participating
from 2008 ~ 2013 in making my quilt squares.


Thank you for making Breast Cancer Awareness quilting a beautiful memory!


Each quilt is full of personal memories that are shared to bring awareness to men and women on flickr.

 
Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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BeCome Aware ~ BCA

BeCome Aware ~ BCA

 


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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BeCome Aware and have a berry good BCA day!

BeCome Aware and have a berry good BCA day!
 

  
Thanks for stopping by and 
remember to BeCome Aware, 
hugs, Chris 



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2013 Quilt ~ October is BCA month... Breast Cancer Awareness month...

October is BCA month... Breast Cancer Awareness month...


please follow this link to see the view in original size 

 Above is the quilt that we have completed on flickr for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The link above in bold displays the quilt in its original size.


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Thursday, October 3, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month



Breast Cancer Awareness has meaning close to my heart because my Gram (in 1951) and my Mama (in 1971) passed away from breast cancer.  



Thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt Squares #1 & #2

 
October is just around the corner.


2013 Breast Cancer Awareness quilt square #1


October is BCA month...


2013 Breast Cancer Awareness quilt square #2

  
 October Breast Cancer Awareness month...


Thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

One of the best presents is to BeCome Aware this Holiday Season and to remember to have your annual mammogram.

One of the best presents is to BeCome Aware this Holiday Season and to remember to have your annual mammogram.

 

"Please remember that mammograms are not only available during Breast Cancer Awareness month which is October.  

Mammograms are available all year long.  


Do you know the symptoms of Breast Cancer?

 


BeCome Aware this HoLiDaY SeASoN... 

 
God Bless and 
hugs, Chris



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”




“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

~  Christopher Reeve

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My images for Breast Cancer Awareness 2012
are displayed in this collage.

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1. Megumi supports Breast Cancer Awareness,
2. Together... Teddy Bears in Japan support BCA,
3. "Keep a sunny frame of mind and BeCome Aware.",
4. Miss Holiday Bear supports Breast Cancer Awareness,
5. "Pretty roses today keeps you thinking of BeComing Aware.",
6. "White doves soar for Breast Cancer Awareness.",
7. "Words say something, but a photo tells a story.",
8. Breast Cancer Awareness Card,
9. Sock it to Cancer ~ Sock Monkeys in Japan support BCA,
10. Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Be a Survivor,
11. A Candle for BCA,
12. "A Carebear understands Breast Cancer Awareness! Do you?",
13. "Reflecting about Breast Cancer Awareness.",
14. 2012 Digital BCA Quilt Square #3,
15. 2012 Digital BCA Quilt Square #2,
16. 2012 Digital BCA Quilt square #1,
17. "Bears need people. People need bears."


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BeComing Aware (BCA) should be realized every day... day-after-day... 

year-after-year. Awareness does not only happen only during September. 
September is a month to remember to schedule your annual Mammogram.

hugs, Chris




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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt ~ the 5th annual digital BCA Quilt"

2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt ~ the 5th annual digital BCA Quilt



Be aware of the devastating disease of Breast Cancer and be proactive toward a possible prevention of the disease and support those who must deal with it.



We share in brief the stories of Breast Cancer survivors and those who fought their cancer valiantly - and lost. Please take a look (in original size) and spread the word this is here.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Reflecting about Breast Cancer Awareness."

"Reflecting about Breast Cancer Awareness."




"Reflecting about Breast Cancer Awareness." 
~ Chris Ishikawa (aka) martian cat  



Thanks for stopping by
and BeCome Aware,
God Bless & hugs,
Chris


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Sunday, October 7, 2012

"Bears need people. People need bears."

"Bears need people. People need bears."




"Bears need people. People need bears."

~ Pam Brown



This kaleidoscope was created using my angel bear's photo.
 

She is proudly wearing her Breast Cancer Awareness pin.


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Saturday, October 6, 2012

"White doves soar for Breast Cancer Awareness."

"White doves soar for Breast Cancer Awareness."






"White doves soar for Breast Cancer Awareness."

~ Chris Ishikawa (aka) martian cat



Thanks for stopping by
and BeCome Aware,
God Bless & hugs,
Chris





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Friday, October 5, 2012

"Pretty roses today keeps you thinking of BeComing Aware."

"Pretty roses today keeps you thinking of BeComing Aware."



"Pretty roses today keeps you thinking of BeComing Aware." 
~ Chris Ishikawa (aka) martian cat 


Thanks for stopping by
and BeCome Aware,

God Bless
& hugs,
Chris  



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Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Candle for BCA




A Candle for BCA



Thanks for stopping by

and BeCome Aware,

God Bless & hugs,

Chris




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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Be a Survivor

Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Be a Survivor




Thanks for stopping by
and BeCome Aware,
God Bless & hugs, 
Chris






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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Courage + Hope = Love

courageribboncourageribbon
courageribboncourageribbon




God Bless and Prayers





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Monday, July 16, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Card

Breast Cancer Awareness Card


card created using my pansy photo and my card frame



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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 BCA quilt - my contributions to this year's quilt

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2012 Digital BCA Quilt square #1

2012 Digital BCA Quilt square #1 was created using my orchid photo.




2012 Digital BCA Quilt Square #2

2012 Digital BCA Quilt Square #2 was created using my Danboard photo.




2012 Digital BCA Quilt Square #3

2012 Digital BCA Quilt Square #3 was created using my card.




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If you would like to participate in this year's quilt, please contact me. These images all link to flickr and you can easily write to me there.





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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA)

BCA




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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart."

"All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart."




"All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart."

~ Suzanne Chapin

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

1. "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life."
2. "A friend is one who says, I've time, when others have to rush."
3. "Ideals are like stars..."
4. "We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey."


~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~




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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

For Breast Cancer Awareness... Love is the answer!






I was looking at my BCA gallery for this year. And, I think that the title of this slide show is so important...

"Love is the answer!"

The message of BeComing Aware is so important to everyone. Please take a moment to reflect on your world.

I have had my Mammogram.

I hope you did or are arranging to have your exam, too.


for your listening pleasure: "Currents"
performed by: John Kaizan Neptune



This image is why I decided to make this BCA Slide Show...


Megumi understands the meaning of October & BCA do you?

Megumi understands the meaning of October & BCA do you?

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Please read our conversation below...

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Megumi says... "Mama, I am you helping look."

Megumi's Mama asks... "Meg, what are you looking for?"

Megumi says... "Mama, I am looking for your friends to remind them they need their Mammogram."

Megumi's Mama asks... "Megumi, you are reminding my friends that October is BCA month? And, you are reminding them to have their annual Mammogram?"

Megumi answers... "Yes, I am! And, Mama, do they know that early detection means that they can more easily become cured?"




Thank you for stopping by
and God Bless,
Chris




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Monday, October 24, 2011

My "2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection"

My "2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection"



This is ~ A "THINK PINK" for the cure "Inspiration Collection"

This is one of my last 2011 images for Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month. In 2011, we worked together in October to inspire everyone, women and men, to learn and understand more about Be-Coming Aware or BCA.

My Mama (in 1971) and Grandma (my Mama's Mama in 1951) passed away due to breast cancer. My Dad (in 1999) passed away with complications from skin cancer. It was not easy to see my parents become so sick. And, there was no cure for their illnesses.

Working together, I hope that during this month you were inspired to Be-Come Aware (BCA)! I truly hope that these images in my mosaic helped as inspiration towards one of those steps! Also, I hope you have made your appointment for your very own your Mammogram. And, yes... I have made my very own Mammogram appointment, too!

There is never anything too small... a combination of all small ideas help make one big creation.

Now... my very special thank you to all of these group participants who worked so hard with spreading the message of "October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month" on flickr. Your photos, created images, and support are so special during October!

Plus, a very special big hug and very, very special thanks to:

fantartsy JJ (aka) Joyce
tracyhughes2_7 (aka) Tracy
jim270 (aka) Jim
vivserina (aka) Vivian
♫ joyousjoym~Blessings♥ (aka) Joy
Franomilano.... (aka) Ron
fred the man (aka) Fred
sylkky2 (aka) Sylvia
ஜCHARMERS ❤'S LILY ROSE.•*´¨`♥ (aka) Delta
Bluebird0927 (aka) Leena
☆ mimitalks

Thank you all soooo very much for helping with the photographs, invites to galleries, queues, comments/awards, and keeping the word going!


~~~ Everyone deserves their own special "" because you are a ""!


God bless you... and, thank you so much for stopping by...
Your visits have inspired me, too!
hugs, Chris



please view the above mosaic in original size



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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Support Breast Cancer Awareness


I just found these wonderful badges and want to share them with you... it is so hard to pick just one!

And, you ask why is it hard... Because I support Breast Cancer Awareness!

hugs, Chris
(aka) martian cat in Japan


Blogaholic Designs”=

Show Your Support-Grab A Badge!

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Show Your Support-Grab A Badge!

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Show Your Support-Grab A Badge!

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Show Your Support-Grab A Badge!

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Show Your Support-Grab A Badge!

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Show Your Support-Grab A Badge!

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