... My sister’s life has not been the same since early last year. She is now a breast cancer survivor… Strange as it may sound, but I think her experience somehow helped her view her life differently…It has made her a better person…sister, daughter, mother, wife…friend. Hoping her experience can help someone else. PLEASE ladies do a monthly self-breast exam. PLEASE don’t wait until you are over 40 to have a mammogram… if you suspect something is wrong, or have a family history of breast cancer request one, even if your doctor might say that you are too young or does not feel you need one ( that was what had happened to my dear sister... too young and no family history of breast cancer! ). And we should also know by now that men get breast cancer too… Gentlemen, encourage the women in your life to have their breast-check regularly… Remember that every hour 5 women die from breast cancer and 20 women will be told the horrible news, “ you have breast cancer… ”
Notice the month of October is sprinkled PINK with so many products in many shopping malls and stores, Pink- pink-more pink-ness everywhere, even this blog! …I guess sadly in this world, there are those who might ‘forget’ if not reminded in this way?…It’s about awareness & education…think what people need to do is think before you pink. No, I am not the one who came up with this clever tagline. It belongs to Breast Cancer Action, a grassroots advocacy group at the forefront of the breast cancer activist movement. The point for them is to educate the public about cause marketing, how companies are using cause marketing to exploit the good intentions of the public, and how you can make a difference by shopping wisely. A pink ribbon alone doesn't mean you are helping. We need to make sure we are making educated shopping decisions and choosing only those companies that are actually doing some good. Otherwise we are better off buying a cheaper brand and sending your hard earned money you saved directly to a breast cancer organizations you believe in. Important message is that Breast cancer continues long after the ‘pink ribboned’ products leave the store shelves...
As the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close pretty soon, the pink ribbons and products you see in the stores will fade away and be quickly replaced with the usual reds & greens for the coming Christmas season, which in my humble opinion seems really early, wayyy... too early! Must remind ourselves that even after the pink-ness has disappeared and all gone the terrible disease is definitely NOT ! There's much more to be learned, more to be informed… There's still much work to be done... Shall we... Do you know anyone who has been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend? Unfortunately I do... all of the above...... .
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