Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Next Adventure

Well my reign as Miss Duchesne County is now over :( what a great year it has been! I am now trying out For Miss UBIC (which stands for Miss Uintah Basin In Celebration) No matter what happens I hope to keep this blog up to date and as current as possible!! Well I hope everyone did their self breast exam this month, I have!! :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Overnight Breast Cancer Walk

Sorry again that it has been so long!! I just got done trying out for the Miss Utah pageant, so I have been busy! I'm excited to say that there is an overnight breast cancer walk coming up! Its on July 9th and 10th, opening ceremony starting at 6:00 P.M. and ending at 8:00 A.M. the next day. I am in charge of entertainment so anyone who is interested in sharing their talents let me know!! You can juggle, sing, play the guitar, the banjo, the chello, the violin, basically anything you can carry...No piano because there won't be one set up outside. Well I'm very excited about this so even if you can't come, donate donate donate!! It's an important cause and totally worth helping save lives and raise awareness.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Breast Cancer Walk

So the 5K was AMAZING!! It was such a great experience, one that I will never forget! Besides all the cool, free stuff I recieved I also had the experience of walking with 2 survivors that are really important to me. There is nothing better than celebrating the life of people who fought so hard, went through so much, and even celebrating the lives of those who didn't make it. I can't wait to do another one to support those who have and do have breast cancer, and remembering those who lost the fight, but will always be remembered. Seeing all the thousands of people there was inspiring as well! The word is getting out about how important awareness is!! It was great to see how many supporters there are for breast cancer. There is another walk coming up this summer that is happening in the Basin. As soon as I find out all the exact information i'll post it!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Breast Cancer Walk this Weekend

"The 14th annual Komen Salt Lake City Race for the Cure will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at The Gateway Mall at South Temple & 400 West in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 5K (3.1 miles) run and walk and the 1 mile fun run/walk will start at 8:30am. Both events will start on 300 W & North Temple heading north, and coming back to end near the Gateway Legacy Fountain. There will be no timed events this year. A timing clock will be set up at the start and the finish for participants interested in timing themselves. Please come join us in the fight against breast cancer on Saturday, May 8th!" - this is directly copied from the Susan G Komen website. If you can't walk at least donate. PLEASE, every doller counts. Go to the website then click donate and type in jenn's royal court. Sorry its short notice, but it's a huge service to those suffering with breast cancer. Please donate donate donate . . . or walk, but online registration is now closed so just show up on May 8th at 8:00 to sign up, I hope to see everyone there!!

Friday, April 30, 2010


I've feel terrible for neglecting my blog recently. School has never been more crazy than it has been the last couple of months. Concerts every other night, recording, teachers giving tests and assignments like they are going out of style, and lastly finals week (that absolutely kicked my butt!!!) Anyway moving on...I wanted to appologize and reiterate how important it is to spread the word and get awarness out. I know I may not act like it's important to me because it seems like I have abondoned my blog, but I promise I'm in it for the long haul! Breast Cancer is a serious illness that is just looked over like it is nothing, but it is HUGE and it's REAL!! I have witnessed it in the lives of those I love. So just remember to exercise, get mamogramms, do self checks, and live for those you love!! There are many breast cancer activities to join coming up and I'll post as soon as I gather all the correct information! Thanks so much to all those who read... if you have any suggestions or questions that you want answered, I am more than willing to research so please please leave comments!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


So the other day I went to the local clinic for an appointment and while I waited and waited for the doctor to come in the room I picked up a magazine. In this magazine (sorry I can't remember the name, it was living something) I found an article titled "Exercise and Breast Cancer, more good news" and it said the following:
"Numerous studies have shown that physical activity may help protect against the development of breast cancer and its progression. Now a new, large-scale study, conducted by researchers at the University of South Carolina, has found that women who have high fitness levels are less likely to die from breast cancer. "Some of the biological effects of physical activity that may play a role are the regulation of hormones, lower rates of obesity, and less inflammation," says Steven Blair, a coauthor of the study and a professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health. The study followed more than 14,000 women from 1973 to 2003. It found that those with the lowest fitness levels (as measured by treadmill tests) were nearly three times more likely to die from breast cancer than those with high fitness levels. Women don't have to run marathons to gain this protective effect. Blair recommends a commonsence weekly exercise routine: five hours of moderate activity, such as walking, or two and a half hours of vigorous activity, such as jogging."
Isn't that great news! I have recently made it a new goal of mine to work out daily, wether its my favorite tv work out, Turbo Jam, or a jog on the treadmill, listening to jammin' music. I try to make exercise a part of my daily routine. I am currently taking 21 credits in college and I can promise you if I can find time to work out anyone can!! Which brings me to my next point sorry to those who are regular readers of my blog, I haven't had a lot of time to blog, but I will try to do better. I just get really busy with all my homework! Thanks to those who read my blog I really hope to inspire people to exercise, or get a mammogram, or donate to a breast cancer foundation. Exercise doesn't only help protect against breast cancer it gives you more energy and makes you feel better about yourself! What person doesn't want that? So make it a goal to exercise!

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Womans Heart

This is a story written by a dear friend of mine. A dear friend who is a survivor of breast cancer. An inspiring, beautiful, strong woman who is always willing to share her story so that others might be inspired to get checked and do self exams. Its important to catch it early, she caught it early and I could not be more grateful to have her in my life! This amazing woman's name is Bobbi Abplanalp. Take care of yourself because there will always be people who will be grateful that you are living, get a mammogram and always be aware of changes its important because your important!

"Imagine a woman’s heart. It must be as vast as the universe to hold the deepest and most cherished moments that only a woman can experience. Imagine her heart beat supporting not only herself but that of an unborn child. Imagine her heart shattering upon the loss of her youth to a man that simply stole it....imagine her putting her heart back together, just to be broken again.There are some holes from the missing pieces, but it helps her inner light shine through. Imagine that heart being torn from her chest and beaten down and cut with it’s own shards. She finds the pieces and gathers what little she has left. Imagine that this woman’s heart will only be stronger and fight harder for her. The fight has just begun, this woman’s heart with all it’s scars and holes will pump the poison thru her veins that will save her life. She told me they don’t tell you that you have cancer, they ask you this question, “Do you have someone here with you?” Yes, yes i do... she is with me...yes i know...yes i have breast cancer. She calls my husband. She holds me. A piece of her woman’s heart fits perfectly into mine. Always. I am diagnosed. I’m feeling guilty, scared and pissed off. I am numb, until they do the biopsy..ouch. I am scared, until my husband gets there. I cry. I do what needs to be done. I laugh. I work. I cry in the tub. I swear. I swear again. I pray. I am cut, I am sliced and I’m stitched. I wake up. I am happy that I woke up, now I can fight. I am alive, I go home. I let my husband play doctor. I can’t look. He sees me. I look at whats left. I see love in my husbands eyes. I heal. I am poisoned. I am tired. I am grateful. I am embarrassed that my hair doesn’t fall out. I am grateful my hair doesn’t fall out. My son brushes my i know why my hair doesn’t fall out. I am tired. I sleep. I love. I heal. I am radiated. I listen to music. I walk fast. I take my kids to the park. I am going to be a grandmother. I burn. I feel strong. I really burn. I see my red skin. I see my skin peel off. I keep walking fast. I heal. I am reconstructed. I am disappointed. I am getting stronger. I let my husband play doctor. I look at whats left. I see love in his eyes. I love. I heal. I am recovering. I get mad. I get sad. I get glad. I feel blessed. I cry. I love. I see love reflected. I love some more. I live. I feel. I heal."