Let’s talk serious for a moment… In a few days Nerdology will open up ‘CureCon’ cosplay for a reason (Landmark Coming). While I am a gamer, you won’t find me doing too many pictures related to such fantasy roleplay and fashion. However, when I found out the purpose of this event. There was a part of me that felt the need to help out. Not only is my ‘real life’ profession within the medical field, Ultrasonics. I have also been inflicted personally by a sad and all too common disease, not only amongst women, but men.
It is estimated that breast cancer will kill a little over forty thousand women in the united states, alone, in the year 2015. That number doesn’t even come close to the number that will be diagnosed. While the medical field and its treatment continually make advancements in the care for cancers and disease, that number is still staggering. No one is immune to it, and it can strike at anytime.
Last year, I had a friend the young age of 35 diagnosed with a slightly advanced stage of breast cancer, after a year of chemo and reconstructive surgery, she is finally getting her life back in order and is cancer free. However, recently she had another scare within the breast opposite the previously diagnosed one, thankfully -again- things were okay. But that horrific thought will always remain within her head, our heads, or anyone else’s head who has been affected by this devastating disease. It’s not something you fully ever recover from. The physical scars can fade, but the emotional scars always remain…fear, uncertainty, and worry continue to remain within your mind long after the treatments are finished.
I lost my grandmother at the age of 8, she was only 54 when she lost her battle. Sadly her battle was a short one, from April to November, but I suppose it was better than seeing her suffer. I myself are now faced with earlier testing, starting at the age of 35, rather than 40 for mammograms, and that is just to air on the side of precaution. I cannot stress enough how important it is, regardless of your age, to do self examinations. Don’t ignore things, even if it ends up being nothing, have it checked out. It’s always better safe than sorry.
Needless to say, when I saw the purpose of this event. I felt compelled to lend a hand. I know there are some of you who aren’t into this sort of genre. But even if its just a small donation to the cause, it will be greatly appreciated. CurCon will donate 100% of the proceeds made to its designated RFL vendors to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity.
Now, if you are into this sort of fantasy fashion, the killer number above (Sword included) is compliments of Kelli Kreations, named Arwen in Pink (The pink theme shouldn’t surprise you, as its the represented color for Breast Cancer awareness). The pose used is contributed by my lovely friend, Bilour, of Verocity Pose. The pose pack named Victoria, contains six different poses, flexible for anything you could dream of! Continue reading