Sunday, October 11, 2009

Think Pink

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I take this opportunity to acknowledge all the women I have been honored to work with who have been stricken by this disease and other destructive medical conditions. They battle illness, but their spirits are not destroyed. These sisters are defined by courage, perseverance, and incredible faith - even in the face of pain, fear, soul-searing concern for their children and spouses, and monumental decisions concerning treatment options.

When I have conversations with them, I walk away humbled and instructed. My respect and admiration know no bounds.

I salute these women today.

"The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year, over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die. 1 woman in 8 either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

If detected early, the 5 year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 96%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram."

Please click here and then click on the pink "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button. Your click is paid for by sponsors of the site and will provide funding for mammograms for low income women. Please empower these women to get the care they need and deserve.

Be sure to add this site to your Favorites list, and click on each day. By doing so, you champion testing and treatment.

In Honor & Memory ~

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