Every day someone’s mother, daughter, sister or best friend dies from breast cancer. The odds of a women contacting breast cancer some time in her life is 1 in 8 and the risk increases with regular use of alcohol. And Men are not immune. Despite my passion, I see so much apathy regarding this issue. Has the Breast Cancer Awareness Month dulled our mind to its dangers?
People who wear the bracelet or jog in the Race for the Cure are not performing their annual screenings or checking themselves monthly. Why? Is it apathy or fear?
What Can You Do About It?
- Demonstrate the importance of these tests by doing them yourself
- Talk openly with your mother, daughters, sisters and best friends
- Pray for a cure and healing for those going through it
To encourage screening, I am giving away a hand crocheted (JP Original) scarf in the BF colors. Enter this contest by posting a comment regarding when your screening was in 2007 or when you will have one before years end. If you’re under forty, you can post when your aunts, sisters or moms screening was or is. The point is to encourage screening. If you link this post to your site, please let me know and I will enter you twice. Men can enter their wife or mothers screening and give the scarf as a gift. Entry deadline is Oct 9th, 12:30pm MST.