About a month ago, a very dear friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. In February, she had her annual mammogram which showed up normal, but by August she noticed a “small dent” in her skin. Because of her keen awareness of her own body and her diligence in having her annual mammogram, her cancer was caught in the early stages and could be treated with surgery and radiation. Nonetheless, breast cancer sucks. Yes, it sucks. Not a ladylike comment but there is nothing ladylike about breast cancer. It can happen to any one of us. My friend had no risk factors, yet she has it.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the World Health Organization, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment, as well as palliative care of this disease. I bet every one of us knows someone that has been affected by this terrible disease. So, this month take a minute and do your own breast check – go get that mammogram you’ve been putting off! Remember, early detection is the key to a successful recovery!
So, today my blog is to “think pink” for the cause. At the end of this blog, you will find a link to Breast Cancer Organizations. I am making my contribution in honor of my dear friend. Please join me in support of women everywhere. We respectfully ask for your support, no amount is too small. Let’s wipe this disease out in our lifetime so it will never attack our daughters and their daughters after them!
Time to PINK things up!
Donate to Susan G. Komen: http://ww5.komen.org/Donate/Donate.html