Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Just last October I was part of a fund raiser for Breast Cancer. I personally had not been touched by anyone close to me who had this disease but knowing how very important it is I was so glad to be apart of it. Two months later, unfortunately things changed. Someone very close to me was diagnosed with breast cancer. She found out just two days before Christmas that she had been diagnosed with an aggressive kind of breast cancer, as there are many different types. Luckily she caught it in a very early stage. Catching this disease early however, still meant a biopsy and surgery to remove the lump, radiation 5 days a week for 5 weeks. But thankfully no mastectomy and chemo were needed.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Approximately 1,700 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. Scary statistics, this disease is closer to all of us than we think.
Earlier this year my son played his guitar at a benefit to help raise money for cancer and because the month of Oct. is breast cancer awareness month I have added these bracelets to my shop too. Early detection is so important! Think Pink and show support for our mothers, sisters, friends, aunts, grandmothers, and cousins. According to the national breast cancer foundation, our husbands, brothers, and uncles too! To find out more about this disease visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org