2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Monday, October 02, 2006

Pink ribbons everywhere

If you haven't started seeing pink ribbons everywhere I'd be suprised. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I thought I would be annoyed this year seeing the pink ribbons and being reminded for a whole month that I had breast cancer, but I am actually finding it encouraging...go figure.

“1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.”

This is a harsh statistic. If you haven't had a mammogram yet, make your appointment today. Don't make the mistake and think it can't happen to you if you're young. I was 31. Do a self exam--call and make and appointment. Why wait?

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  1. Today at Shirley Hall Middle School we had a Survivor of the Year celebration for one of our teachers who has also survived breast cancer and who was declared "cancer free" last week! We wore grass skirts and did the hula. I wished you could have been there as an alumnus and as my marvelously beautiful niece. The pictures are great. I have made a donation to the Susan G. Koman fund to be able to wear jeans on Friday....too bad that Pierce Brosnan won't be there in his cute little jeans,too! Love you!

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