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The Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As a survivor myself, I can tell you that everyone’s journey is different. We all have a story about the day we first received the diagnosis and how we arrived at that moment. We all have a difficult story of our treatment plan, what went okay, what was terrible. Each of us has our own fears and accomplishments throughout. Every treatment decision is the best we can do with the cards we’ve been dealt at that time. Every journey is valid.

Breast cancer awareness month is a time to reflect on the progress we have made in the fight against this disease and to recommit ourselves to finding a cure. It is also a time to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment. The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s website has tons of educational and practical information. Even if you’re not currently facing Breast Cancer, it’s important to know what’s going on in the realm of research and treatment.

Understanding the Basics

These links will take you directly to the source for qualified information. Be sure to browse the rest of their website to help answer any other questions that might come up for you.

Looking for ways to get involved?

1. Attend a local breast cancer awareness event.

2. Make a donation to a breast cancer research or support organization.

3. Wear pink throughout the month to show your support for those affected by breast cancer.

4. Educate yourself and others about the importance of early detection and treatment.

5. Share your story or that of a loved one affected by breast cancer on social media using the hashtag #BCAM.

Everyone who has a Breast Cancer story to tell certainly hopes that you’ll never have such a story of your own. However, if you find yourself one day sitting in a doctor’s office receiving a diagnosis, we hope you’ll remember that you are not alone. Treatments and survival rates are constantly improving – in large part because of massive Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns and fundraisers.

Interested in learning more about my own journey with Breast Cancer? I'm celebrating my 20th year cancer free. It's an important theme in my new book and I'd love to share it with you. Sign up here to catch updates about the upcoming book release, future blogs and more:

Also, if you’re able, please take a moment to help my team reach our fundraising goal for 2022. This link is connected to my husband Mike’s fundraising!

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