Saturday, October 8, 2011

Got Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Are you wearing pink this month? October marks 25 years of awareness, education, and power for women diagnosed and/or surviving breast cancer. Several organizations are honoring women and their family members during the entire month. From walks/runs like "Race for the Cure" to NFL players wearing pink during game days to my bank making a donation to fight against breast cancer with every pink card swipe. Everyone is getting involved in some way to give back.

I often wonder what is the patient's response to this month. What is their relationship to breast cancer?  What does it mean to become a survivor? What is survivorship like for their family? Does the month of October mark a different meaning for the breast cancer patient and her family?

Please feel free to leave your thoughts and/or questions. I would love to hear from you.

Below is Susan G. Komen for the Cure website, if you are interested in more information or connecting with others this month.

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