My original intent was a simple blog about Breast Cancer Awareness month in West Palm Beach and all of Palm Beach County. But as we all know too much, life is not simple. Hours ago I was notified that a friend is in need of a double mastectomy, removing both breasts because of cancer. I live and work in Palm Beach County like most of you, so this not only hits home because it’s a friend, but it’s also in our back yard. Each and every one of you, unfortunately, knows someone like this with a similar story. The woman I am speaking of is a mother of two school aged children as well as a loving wife, employee, and student. She has her hands full and this is the last thing that she needed!
Fortunately, you can help. The internet is a powerful place, so let’s use it to help make life better – let’s bring more awareness to the disease.
1. Learn more about Breast Cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it doesn’t stop here. This disease doesn’t end in October and neither should you.
2. Spread the word. Share this blog with friends, post on your Facebook, Tweet, do whatever you can, it costs nothing. Point your friends to local Breast Cancer drives and walks, or have your company sponsor one. Use your address book and the power of the internet to spread information about Breast Cancer.
3. Participate. Here in Palm Beach County, and throughout the Country, there are several events that help support the cause. On October 1, 2012 our President proclaimed October 2012 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He acknowledged that “Breast cancer touches the lives of Americans from every background and in every community across our Nation. Though we have made great strides in combatting this devastating illness, more than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and tens of thousands are expected to lose their lives to the disease.” (www.whitehouse.gov)
Thank you for taking the time to read and share this information about Breast Cancer Awareness in West Palm Beach and all of Palm Beach County. Thanks for caring about my friend and your willingness to help others that may be faced with this horrible disease, breast cancer.