If your name is Loretta Tetarenko, please stop reading this now.
Everyone else, keep reading. Loretta is a dear friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in her life. She will be undergoing surgery and some intense treatments over the next year. To raise her spirits, her daughter, Hayley Rushford, has started Project Loretta — a mission to get Keith Urban (Loretta’s all-time favourite performer) to create a special “get better soon” shout-out. To snag his attention, Hayley asked friends and family to record video messages for the country singer. She received more than 70 (!), compiled them all in one video and uploaded it to Youtube. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Jann Arden and Bif Naked have all helped to spread the word about Project Loretta. Now, it’s your turn, Toque Girls followers. Please jump onto Youtube and check the video out!
Here’s something you should know about Loretta: through her volunteer work with the Wings of Hope breast cancer organization in Calgary, she works tirelessly to raise money for breast cancer patients who need help paying for day-to-day expenses like rent, medication, child care and groceries. Whether she’s infusing her energy at the board of directors’ meetings (which I’m a part of, thanks to her; she recruited me a couple of years ago!) or working as the fearless co-chair of our annual fundraiser, Loretta inspires everyone. Here she is at our 2009 luncheon:
Loretta has done incredible things for women dealing with breast cancer. Now that she’s dealing with it again, please show her some love by watching the video and passing it on.
Hugs and love to you, Loretta (for whenever you do read this),