Friday, February 10, 2012

Pound Cake & Prayers and pancreatic cancer

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Happy Friday, everyone! I had my last day of work on Monday and first day of classes new things are in full swing.

My best friend (and roommate and maid of honor!), Jessica, recently launched a new blog I'd love for you to check out: Pound Cake and Prayers. Jessica holds a degree in Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill and is a registered dietician. She also has a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University. Currently, she is working to bring us all awesome recipes with the good folks at Southern Living. Jessica will be bringing us lots of great southern recipes with a side of faith and family.

I'd also recommend this week that you check out this story at Momastery. My uncle passed away last year from pancreatic cancer and my husband's grandfather also passed away from pancreatic cancer several years ago. We have friends who will be doing a walk next month to raise money for research. Unfortunately, we'll already be in Germany and unable to participate. Her grandfather was a victim and he lost his father shortly after they were married. Pancreatic cancer does seem to be so prevalent (Steve Jobs, Patrick Swayze) and it's likely someone you know and love will be diagnosed. Pancreatic cancer is so deadly because it is usually not detected until it is very advanced. Check out this story and offer your prayers or more to this family.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I popped over to say hello to Jessica - what a great story of her grandmother!

  2. So interesting that you mention pancreatic cancer. My brother-in-law passed away from pancreatic cancer almost two years ago now. When he was diagnosed with it 3 years prior to that, I had never heard of it. Now, it seems everyone time I turn around someone else has been diagnosed. (Swayze, Jobs). It is a tough road this one.

    May they be able to raise much money for research -- especially to be able to detect it sooner.

    1. Just read a good interview with Swayze's wife in Feb issue of Ladies' Home Journal. Such a good example.

  3. Thanks for the link to Jessica - can't wait to try her pound cake. I don't know anyone personally with pancreatic cancer, but it is great that awareness is growing about it.

  4. Sounds like some transitions going on over there. I haven't been plugged into Coffee due to sickness and then party planning.

    I'll have to head over to your friend's blog after this. Always looking for new recipes. =)

    I don't know anyone who has had pancreatic cancer, but I do know many who have passed away from other various forms cancer. This is my 2nd year organizing a team to do the Brain Tumor Walk since a friend of mine was diagnosed last year. And we just loss our church's children's director to cancer on Thursday. And I've lost 2 grandparents to cancer as well. Praying that one day there will be a cure to all of these things.


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