Why October Is A Special Month For Me

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October has been taken over with pink. Men are wearing pink ties, my favorite foods packaging is all pink and I love it. It goes beyond breast cancer awareness for me. When I see pink I think of my Grandma and her unconditional love. Thank you to TracFone for sponsoring this post.


My grandma was gorgeous, inside and out.  

She taught me to never give up on my dreams, just like she didn’t. After she raised four children she went back to school and got her degree in teaching and enjoyed many years as a teacher. She was also a fighter who battled breast cancer twice before it metastasized and she passed away. Losing her is something that I will never get over, but I feel like she never completely left… she is still a part of me and I hope I am making her proud by being the best mother I can be. I keep her memory alive year round by telling my girls stories about her. My grandma was many things, but a great cook wasn’t one of them… but she still kept us well fed whenever we were with her. She also had a great appreciation for the arts and we spent a lot of special moments going to ballets and operas.

She always made me feel loved and I hope she knew just how much she meant to me.

One of my biggest wishesd was that we had more time together. I lost her during my freshman year of college and each milestone of my life I am reminded that I can’t share them with her. I don’t want any other granddaughter to feel this way.

Nobody should lose a loved one to breast cancer. We need a cure.

I was so happy to see that TracFone feels the same way. In fact they have partnered with Susan G. Komen Foundation this October and are donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of  the Pink LG306, available at Dollar General stores and for $9, to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (up to $25,000). TracFone has participated in this awesome program for the past 6 years.


TracFone, one of America’s leading no-contract cell phone service providers, has shown its commitment to the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s important breast cancer research. You can join TracFone in supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the effort to find a cure by purchasing this special phone.

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I’m so sorry for the loss of your grand mother. I have a neighbor she is a breast cancer survivor. I will wear pink for this month

  2. Breast cancer is such a heart breaking illness and you’re absolutely right, no one deserves to go through it. I’m sorry for what happened to your grandma, I’m sure she’s in a much better place now, away from all the pain and suffering.

  3. It’s a special month for me as well, but because my mom’s one. I’m sorry to hear about your loss, and I agree, we NEED a cure. Nobody should lose that battle.

  4. What a beautiful picture and tribute to your Grandma! Mine was one of my best friends, and I miss her terribly every day. They leave such a special imprint on our hearts, and I’m so sorry you lost yours to this terrible disease!

  5. Your grandma truly was stunning, and it’s clear from the picture that she was a good-hearted person. What a beautiful smile. It’s wonderful to see brands helping in the research quest… I think they will be responsible for helping eventually come up with a cure.

  6. I’m sorry for your loss. I’ve also lost both of my parents to different forms of cancer.

    My hubby has been wanting to upgrade his Tracfone, so this month would be a good time to do that.

  7. Great campaign! I have two cousins who are breast cancer survivors. Purchasing this Tracfone will not only be beneficial for us because of the low cost of service, but it also help other women who are suffering with the disease.

  8. I am sorry to hear that you lost your grandmother to cancer she sounds like an incredible woman. I lost my grandma nearly two years ago now to bowel cancer and I still miss her to this day. She was an incredible woman x

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