October is here and we all know what that means….Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This cause is very near and dear to my heart, not only because I have breasts and want to keep them healthy but because I know and have known some wonderful ladies that have been affected by this disease.
When I met my husband I learned that his sister, Sharon, is a breast cancer survivor. Sharon was the first person I had personally known that had breast cancer. We are all so glad she is a survivor and she is one of the strongest women I know!
|Ethan with his Aunt Sharon at Denver's Race for the Cure 2006|
I also had a friend named Susan that had breast cancer twice and lost her battle the second time. She was a volunteer fire fighter and EMT and an all around good person.
My co-worker Kathy is also a breast cancer survivor, she is a great friend and mentor and also one of the strongest ladies out there.
I hope all the ladies out there remember to do their breast self-exams! Lets all make sure we do our part to keep ourselves healthy.