Just a Thought
May 13, 2013
The Power of Pink
Lately I have been thinking about how much breast cancer has become a part of my life. Before 2009, I had heard and had experiences with breast cancer but nothing compared to the years that would follow.
After Mom was diagnosed, my world was crushed. Then as she quickly beat the disease, I decided to start this blog and dedicate my time to educating myself and informing others. I became active in breast cancer walks and fundraising. My wardrobe became filled with pink as well as cancer awareness clothing. Not to mention I started collecting pink ribbon memorabilia. I even became honorary “breast cancer specialist” at my job.
Even now, I encounter something breast cancer related each and every day. A co-worker whose mother lost her battle. Another whose mother just had a mastectomy. My best friend whose mom just had a lumpectomy and will be soon receiving treatment. Stories my customers tell me. Radio and television ads. It’s everywhere I look.
I know I can’t be the only one who notices how impactful breast cancer has been on the world. But this is my problem. It shouldn’t be thrown in our faces everywhere we look. It shouldn’t have become such a gigantic issue that it is plastered everywhere. It’s time for a cure. Breast cancer needs to be wiped out so that it is no longer an everyday occurrence, but a memory.
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