Thursday, October 26, 2006

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Don't be afraid,
Hold your head high.
There's strength in your soul,
When your life is low- Hold on.
When you want to let go- Be strong.

-"Remember The Dream" by James Ingram

October is Breast Cancer Awarness month . There are many good sites out there with alot of information on them. Did you know that 182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year? With early detection, the survival rate is 95%. I think that is a good indication that we all need to get in there and have those mammograms done. Don't wait until you're 40, many people have been diagnosed well before then. A few minutes of discomfort is certainly a awesome trade for months of rehabilitation and the grief our families would experience if we were to lose the battle.
Barbara Delinsky has written a book called Uplift that has received great reviews. It is about surviving breast cancer and does not get into the medical side of things, just the human side. It includes quotes and stories by cancer survivors.
Many companies are doing promotions such as the pink label Cambell soups, (very cool! I think this one is going to turn into a pincushion.), who are donating the proceeds of a certain product to breast cancer research. Visit my sister Stacey's site and get your Breast Cancer Crusade Charm bracelet. Avon is donating $4 for each bracelet to research. What a worthy cause.
My Grandma Simmons was a breast cancer survivor. Thinking back to the time when she had her masectomies, I don't even remember her being down for long or ever complaining of the pain of recovery. What a strong lady she was.
I would like to dedicate this post to my friends Jeanne, Tasha and Kandie, who have all fought the battle and won. You guys are incredible and such an inspiration. What a blessing to know you...

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Thank you Paula,
I have the bracelet & realy like it!
Our Cody Stampeed Rodeo had a wear pink theme this year for Breast cancer research.