Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Finding a cure for breast cancer is such a noble, lofty goal, and most likely still has years to go before a cure can be found.
One of my aunts and 2 of my good friends' mothers are all SURVIVORS of breast cancer! One woman had to have a mastectomy, but the other two were able to beat it without losing any part of their bodies. I'm so thankful that these women beat this horrible disease!

One of the current statistics I've seen is that 1 in 7 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. This means that out of my closest college friends, at least one of us will get breast cancer. This needs to be stopped!

I encourage everyone who reads this to wear pink to show your support this month, and to donate to Susan Komen for the Cure here http://ww5.komen.org/ or your favorite breast cancer organization.

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