Winning the Pink Ribbon

breastcancer-awarenessmonth

Forgive the reuse of this image, but the issue here is much more important than a snapshot.

This is an awful club to get into, not at all discriminating, far too easy to join and the dues are sickening.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And thanks to Mrs. Blandings for reminding me.

Cancer, of any kind, is communicable. You can’t get it from someone else, but it sure has a devastating impact on everyone around its victim. Do what you can to kill off at least one strain of this terrible disease. Talk about it, donate to the cause, rally around a friend or family member who is fighting like hell or just show your silent support by wearing a bit of pink today.

But above all else, be aware. Early detection is crucial to your survival. Believe me.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast

http://ww5.komen.org/

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8 Responses to Winning the Pink Ribbon

  1. Karena says:

    It is so important to keep working for a cure. I will have a post up tomorrow in honor of those I have lost and my sister-in-law still fighting.

  2. Karena, tell them to give it hell for me. It gets easier on the other side. New mission: Remission.

    Mrs. B., thank you for reminding me. It’s amazing what you can do with a team.

  3. Paula says:

    Thank you for reminding me about Breast Cancer Awareness month. As we contemplate the pain and difficulty of this disease and all forms of cancer, I urge your readers to take a moment to appreciate the amazing medical talent, medical care, and medical research we have here in America and what it took to achieve it. What a blessing to those who deal with chronic illness to have the best medical caregivers and facilities in the world and quick access to them all, usually without leaving their own town or state. It is important not to confuse medical care with medical insurance. There is no such thing as a free lunch in life; ultimately, we always get what we pay for.

  4. So true… it has already affected someone in my family (thankfully it was caught early!) Thank you for this post.

  5. Marsha Harris Scott says:

    It’s the thought that counts, love. And all of you got ME to do it. Stop by my post to see sometime. Marsha in Houston

  6. Brent says:

    I do not wish to downplay the importance of early detection, nor the importance of the search for more effective treatment (I’ll refrain from saying “cure”) for cancer.

    However, the fact is that more women are killed by heart disease than by cancer. It is also the top killer of men. So, while we–men and women both–should check ourselves for lumps, and while we should go to our doctors for what they can do for us, we should also be aware of the risk factors for heart disease, and ways to mitigate them.

  7. Absolutely Brent. You’re correct. As a two-time cancer survivor, it’s that b@#$%^d disease that is always foremost on my mind. (But then I’m in and out of doctors’ offices about every other month, so I’m fairly well checked out on all levels….)

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