Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wine and Chocolate...Ghiradelli Intense Dark Chocolate at District Wine

What's better that wine and chocolate?  Not a whole my opinion anyway.  That's why when I was invited to a Ghiradelli Intense Dark Chocolate and Wine Tasting event, I of course said YES.  What I hadn't anticipated, but was pleased to find out, was that this was actually to support boobies.   Yes, dark chocolate has long been associated with healing qualities...and when it tastes good...who am I to turn it down.   

I was asked to speak at the event by Oakley Boren, @Oakmonster, a friend and organizer of the event.  I briefly shared my story...the bottom line was that early detection is key for breast cancer; along with completing self exams and making sure you visit your doctor annually.  No matter how old you are, whether cancer runs in your family or not, you owe it to yourself!  

As an almost three year cancer survivor, I was proof that it can and does happen to those who have no family history.  I had intense treatment which consisted of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.  I've also been on meds for three years and have another two years to go.  

My friend Georg-Ann is coming up on her fifth birthday!!  This is her five year cancer free date (9/26/2011) and I couldn't be more thrilled for her.  My other friend Karen has her fifth birthday later this year.... I will be celebrating with them.  I look forward to my fifth birthday....course, I celebrate every year - why?  why not!

Check out the photos of the event at - Jennifer Owens Photography.  

Thanks to Ghiradelli and to District Wine @Districtwine for hosting the party and of course to Oakley for being a great party organizer and host.


  1. {HUGS} I'm so glad you came and share your story. And honey, your hair looks fab. ;-D

  2. I may be getting a breast reduction sooner than laterSeptember 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Cool! BTW I received a phone call yesterday about an abnormal mammo. What was eerie is this is the first year the healthcare workers asked me why I was getting them done annually. (I thought I was supposed to and ALSO thought maybe they were cutting costs not offering them yearly?). The mammo gal said, "Well since you're here.." Glad I had it done, keep your fingers crossed for me!