A very good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2011. My friend was just the tender age of 28 when she received her diagnosis. She immediately took on cancer head on. She pursued an aggressive course of treatment with a positive, combative, and victorious attitude. Though everyday has not been a good day, they have all been days where she has shown her strength and determination. No overactive-cell was going to invade her body and take over without a fight. She has fought and continues to fight it. She is a young women, a friend, an auntie, a creative person, an athlete, and much much more… and now, she can add warrior and cancer survivor to her every growing list of attributes!
In celebration of her continuing victory over cancer, my friend formed team “Red Devil Riderz” (RDR), to come together and join as one as we walked/raced for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. (The name is a play on one of my friend’s chemotherapy medications.) It was awesome to see how much support my friend had through online donations, people walking and racing at the event, and those that showed up after the race. Though physically treating cancer is something that only my friend’s body can do, every other aspect of her recovery has been a supportive group effort of her spirit, mind, and will to succeed.
To commemorate the event and just provide a little treat to all those who were there to support team RDR, I made these sugar cookies. I used my typical decorated sugar cookie and royal icing recipes. After the race (and actually during the walk for a few folks), the cookies were a welcomed treat. A nice crunchy, sweet finish to an awesome day in support of my friend, her triumphs over cancer, an organization fighting to end a terrible disease, and millions of other cancer survivors as well.