If it wasn’t for Halloween, I could easily see the entire month of October being a holiday dedicated to just Breast Cancer Awareness. Around this time of the year it’s hard not to feel thankful for your friends and loved ones who are survivors or who are surviving breast cancer. It’s also a time to get together and celebrate the life of friends and loved ones we’ve lost to the disease.
Breast Cancer Awareness isn’t just about men, and it’s not just about women either, but it’s about us as a people. It’s about everyone having a part to play, caregivers, friends, family, everyone. Your support could be racing for the cure, bowling for the cure, initiating fundraisers at your place of employment, or making a simple donation, it’s all beneficial to the cause.
I want to encourage my ladybugs to get your mammograms, if not for yourself, for the people in your life that care about you. If breast cancer runs in your family, it’s highly recommended that you get checked out as soon as you have the time. If you’re scared, make it a ‘Girl Day’, and clog your day with things like shopping, get a mani/pedi, have a nice lunch, and throw in a mammogram between all of that to keep things interesting. Time is so precious and doesn’t recycle, if you don’t use it you will loose it, so make the best out of what you have.