Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebrating Survival: Breast Cancer Awareness

As some of you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Why, one might ask, did I wait until nearly the end of the month to post on this subject? I chose the third week of the month to celebrate breast cancer survival. A kind of "I made it to the end" theme.

Please take the time to learn a little about breast cancer and how we can all work together in hopes of someday alleviating this nuisance from our world. One can get started at this breast cancer awareness website.

We must all remember that breast cancer can affect anyone. Even if you do not get breast cancer yourself, you could be effected by a friend or family member with breast cancer. I'm sure that many of you, at least, know someone that has or has had breast cancer.

My Grandmother lost her battle with breast cancer, among other things, a few years ago. My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor.

Many folks you might have heard of have had breast cancer, including those listed below:

Kylie Minogue
Melissa Etheridge
Sheryl Crow
Olivia Newton-John
Nancy Reagan
Sandra Day O'Connor
Julia Child
And many others.

And women are not the only ones that can get breast cancer. Richard Roundtree suffered from breast cancer. Richard Roundtree, for those of you that might know him, played Shaft way back in the seventies.

So there it is. My tribute to breast cancer awareness month. I wanted to make sure I squeezed this in before all the Halloween festivities began and we got bogged down in elections, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the slew of other holidays bunched into the end of the year.