Breast Cancer Awareness & October Challenge

Most of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness. People from all walks of life rally around. They wear their pink to support, join in events, and some go above and beyond, which is a great way to support their passion. I support any kind of healthy awareness! While Breast Cancer and awareness of breast cancer hits me personally due to loved ones having had to endure the pain and suffering that comes from battling such a horrible illness…some won the fight, some are still battling, and some lost. However, I am going to admit that I am NOT the best when it comes to awareness. I don’t know all of the facts, which brings me to my post and October challenge.

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In honor of Breast Cancer survivors everywhere and those at risk, I am challenging myself to make a post on Facebook each day from here on out in the month of October that lists a fact about Breast Cancer. I am hoping this is my way to contribute to awareness!!

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My first fact:

“Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women” (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts)

Other ways you can expand your own knowledge and spread awareness is by joining in the challenge yourself or taking the time to talk to someone that has battled with breast cancer. Any other good ideas??? Feel free to share below!!

Another way you all can help is by considering a donation to my best friend’s fundraiser for the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer in Charlotte, NC. She is so close to her goal and any amount helps!!

https://secure2.convio.net/avon/site/SPageServer?pagename=%2Fwalk_donation&s_trID=2367&s_proxy_constituentId=6306703

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Also, make sure to check out recent articles in the DeWitt Observer to see the happenings during the month of October to raise awareness in DeWitt.

Let’s paint the town pink, and take this great opportunity to educate, prevent, detect, and share the stories. Hopefully with awareness we can save lives!! ❤ ❤ ❤

I would like to dedicate this post two dear survivors that are inspiration to me daily: Sherry Kittoe Stauffer aka “Mama Sherry” and Lori Jess (although I have not known her long, I strongly admire her ability to fight and continue to share her story…that is some of the best awareness of ALL!!)

THANK YOU, LADIES!! Thank you for being strong. Thank you for being an inspiration. Thank you for giving hope.

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2 thoughts on “Breast Cancer Awareness & October Challenge

  1. Autumn says:

    Love this post! So happy that I get to walk in the Avon walk for breast cancer in October!! Breast cancer awareness month!!

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