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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nice, but...

Check out this chain email (of sorts) that I got recently:

Cleaning for a Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment.

All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.

Please pass this information on to bless a woman going through breast or other cancer treatment. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.

Pretty nice of them, huh? Granted, most women (sadly, I guess even those in the throes of chemotherapy) are still their household's primary cleaning person. Or maybe they live alone and don't have a capable partner to take over. But I hope someday generous offers like this will be gender-neutral. Don't men deserve clean homes too? Let's bless them too, shall we?


Blogger Raine @ Mama Rants said...

I've seen this a few times lately, and wondered about it myself. Currently, my father is undergoing chemotherapy. My mother usually does most of the cleaning, but she works full-time, is under a ton of stress right now, and is going to be staying with me for a week or two to help me get settled in with a new baby. I'm sure they would love the help, but it looks like they're out of luck since he's a man and should have a woman available at all times to take care of the domestic work.

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