When your personal passion and your work life mix.

Ellyn Davidson 03/30/09 - 1:21 am

It’s not often you get to mesh your work life so neatly with your personal life.  I guess I’m just one lucky gal–although some may think differently.

In August of 2007, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In addition to surgeries and chemotheraphy, my diagnosis gave me a jump start into the world of breast cancer advocacy.  I’ve found new meaning in helping other people, advocating for research and raising money.

At the beginning of this year, I was able to combine my worklife with my passion for raising awareness and education.  Pretty cool.  In January, my long-time client, the Michigan Department of Community Health announced the Michigan Breast and Prostate Cancer Tax Check-off.  And Brogan & Partners, along with our sister company, Ignite Social Media created the materials and social media components.  With April 15 just around the corner, please consider making a donation on your Michigan Income Tax Forms to these two great causes.

In the past two weeks, HoneyBaked (another agency client) with our help announced their support of FORCE (facing our risk of cancer empowered).  This is an organization that is very near to my heart–helping women who have the BRCA gene putting them at an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  I’ve shared my thoughts on how they are helping in my own personal blog.

So, indeed I’m lucky.  While I’ve always loved my job (all 15 years at Brogan & Partners), I’m finding ways to incorporate my personal goals and missions into my everyday work life.

Have you had a similar experience?  Have you had the opportunity to work on something that truly makes you happy?  Share it with me.

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