TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) - 'Think pink!' signs will soon cover Trussville if Daphne Donaldson has her way. She also wants everyone to wear these t-shirts.
It is all part of her campaign to raise as much money as she can for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She is doing it all in memory of her mother-in-law Patricia Donaldson, who lost her battle in May after fighting breast cancer for 15 years. Daphne was by her side in that fight and wants other survivors to know they have support.
"There's so many people out there who need warriors to fight for them because they're warriors fighting for themselves." says Donaldson, "I'm not a breast cancer survivor but I feel like one having a mother in law who passed away that was a best friend to me."
That best friend by all accounts a force to be reckoned with. Patricia Donaldson was the life of the party and the core of her family. Her granddaughter Kayla helped design the t-shirts that show her beloved "meme" as an angel.
"My Meme passed away with cancer and I just want to help everybody who might get it and get a cure for them and everybody who has it." remarked Kayla about her willingness to help.
Members of Patricia's tennis team put up a bulletin board in her memory at the Trussville YMCA. They remember her as a dear friend who lived every day to its fullest.
"She did love life and loved everybody and we all loved her and we're glad to do this." Said Patricia's friend Nancy, "I'm honored to be part of this team and raise money for the cause.
Patricia Donaldson would no doubt be proud of her friends and family as they remind us all that life is indeed a gift.