Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Cancer sucks!

Hey everyone, I've got another one of those serious posts for you today. 
So, I was just scrolling through Tumblr instead of doing uni work (oops!) and came across this video from Louise Pentland AKA Sprinkle of Glitter. I know of her and although I watch ALOT of YouTube on a daily basis, she hasn't ever really been one I've watched properly before. 

Her video really broke my heart as she spoke of the death of her mother from that terrible disease called cancer. It was hard to watch as I, too, have lost a loved one to cancer back in 2009 and still have family members suffering from it today. It is a horrendous disease and it just seems to be everywhere! From the person down the road, to my cousin, my auntie, to a teacher in my school. It's everywhere. 

We are getting further in our progress in beating it but Cancer Research UK need more funding now more than ever. Louise has set up a Just Giving page for donations in finding a cure for cancer and she has already gone over her original £10,000 mark within a day which is just astonishing. Her new goal is now £20,000. 

Many people have differing opinions on YouTubers and whether they deserve what they are paid. My own opinion is different depending on what YouTuber we are talking about; some are more creative than others. But if you can take advantage of the fanbase you have and tell them about an amazing cause then you're good in my books. If you want to also donate to Louise's Just Giving page, this is the link.

If you want to find out more about Louise, she has a YouTube channel and a blog which you can check out here and here.

Understandably, if you'd rather not donate to her page you can donate to Cancer Research UK in general. You may have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer but either way, nobody deserves to suffer from this terrible disease.


Thankyou for donating if you do. If you don't, that's fine too, sometimes awareness can help.


Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

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40 comments:

  1. Cancer is such an horrific disease! I have lost several family members and friends to it. Thank you for sharing this!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Definitely horrible! ThankYOU for reading x

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  2. Great post! This video broke my heart! </3 I was wondering if you wanted to follow each other's blog? Let me know on my blog! x

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  3. I love Louise, and have been an avid watcher of her videos for a few years. I cried my way through that entire video. Thankfully, we have only cancer survivors in my family at the moment, but it breaks my heart how just about EVERYONE has been affected by cancer in some way or another. I love that you shared this for a chance for people to donate :)

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    1. Thankyou for watching her video and reading my post x

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  4. wonderful post!!! xo
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  5. It is so amazing that Louise was able to use her large following to bring more awareness to breast cancer. So sorry to hear she lost her mother to it.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. I know, it was sad watching her video x

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  6. It's great if we can donate but if we can't we should care for them in any which way we can!
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  7. my dad died 7 months ago today from cancer. i havenever heard of her videos before.

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss, Elle :( x

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  8. Great post! I think we always need reminders that so many people are still suffering from cancer. I love that she is able to share her story with so many people, it helps to bring that much more awareness.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Yes I completely agree. Thanks, Shannon x

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  9. My friend passed away from leukemia and I absolutely understand why this stories are heartbreaking!
    Thanks for sharing this video and information!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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    1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss :( x

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  10. Great and important post, thx for sharing the video.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks for checking it out, Lenya x

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  11. Thanks for sharing this! I will be sure and send my support.

    Wishes & Reality

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  12. Nice message :)
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  13. It's always sad hearing stories pertaining to breast cancer. As a public health professional I always love hearing positive stories of women who battle the disease. Great post.

    xo

    With Love Banke | A Fashion Blog

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  14. I love the post! You have a really great blog:)

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  15. Great post!!!

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  16. I rarely watch Louise but have heard her story about her mum before. So sad! Sorry about your loss too. Cancer is everywhere indeed and I blame it on our current unhealthy culture and lifestyle, food full of hormones and pesticides, too much stress and what not. I always support charities like Cancer Research UK and I hope they'll find a cure for this horrible disease soon. x

    Renata | Diorshow Mascara Giveaway

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    1. Thankyou very much Renata for your lovely comment x

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  17. Yeah cancer suck big time. I hope one day we can get rid of it once and for all.

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  18. It's a really horrific disease. I too have lost family members from it and have family and friends suffering with it now. Hopefully one day there will be a cure

    Hannah x hannatalks

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    1. I hope so, Hannah. Thankyou for reading x

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  19. We should beat the cancer and I do hope we can sooner,
    Thanks for sharing.
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