The diagnosis of Cancer forever changes the perspective of the patient, their families and friends around them. It was refreshing to hear Piers Sellers, the noted astronaut who has flown three space shuttle missions, walked 220 miles above the earth and studies Climate change, on Fareed Zacharias’ Global Public Square yesterday. I was struck by his calm and his urgency to do everything he could to protect our home “Planet Earth” from the effects of Global Warming. At age 60 the diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer is devastating, it is a certain death sentence and this brave soul takes 10 minutes to judge the situation and comes back to work with the intensity of a sincere and amazing human. It also frightens me that some of my educated friends still think that Global warming is a myth.
Well, while I love the advent of Spring almost a month early and as I gaze in wonder at the flowering buds waiting to burst into bloom, I shudder to think the ill effects of the change in our atmosphere which is causing changes, albeit too subtle for the layman it is momentous for the scientist engaged in its study. Need I be concerned that this is going to be an early spring and a possibly harsh summer ahead? For many years the two degree increase of temperature of the earth was considered catastrophic and recent science indicates that a one degree increase in temperature actually has the same devastating effects as was thought of the two degree increase in temperature. Waters are rising as glaciers melt at an alarming rate, I sincerely hope that we take the science behind global warming seriously and create public and International policies that can divert the changes. I know this can be done. I am thankful for the winning Oscar speech of the best actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he took time to address global warming. I first noticed him when he so eloquently addressed the United Nations in 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka6_3TJcCkA
So what’s a cancer diagnosis to do with a fashion blog? Well, we recently had the pleasure to meet 8 brave women of the Noble Circle Project who modeled our clothes with grace to raise money for other cancer survivors so they could tackle the disease with cutting edge quality support programs for their members. It offers them a group to laugh with – a group of survivors extraordinaire! Here are some images of that splendid afternoon. What I cannot transmit to you is the energy, the enthusiasm, the joy and absolute love of life I saw among the 24 women modelling clothes from three area boutiques.
Enjoy every moment of the life you have, Take care of planet Earth as we cannot play with mother nature. Make each moment count and let your life matter.