I’ve yet to meet anyone who hasn’t been touched by breast cancer in some way. In my family, it’s two aunts who are survivors and their two daughters who were not so lucky. My cousin Julie lost her battle with breast cancer a couple of years ago. She was a wife and mother and only 47 years young. My cousin Rhonda died on January 1, 2008, three weeks short of her 39th birthday. She also left a husband and 6 year old daughter.
I support breast cancer research by participating in the annual Showhouse For A Cure, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse. This year I’m partnering with my interior designer friend Susan Michalek of Desumi Design. We will be creating an artist’s atelier in a third floor bedroom. It’s a charming space with dormer windows and low angled ceilings.
The house is open to the public June 6-24. Dozens of local designers work hard to come up with unique design ideas in every room and space in the house.
We will start our installation in early April. I will keep you updated on our little artist retreat. In the meantime, hug the women in your lives and make an appointment for a mammogram!