Posts Tagged Breast Cancer

Rachael’s Auntie Is Bald-Headed

How do you approach tough, sensitive topics with your children?  Do you ever wonder how they would handle illness or divorce?  How about the topic of “breast cancer”?  We met a young lady named Amber, who had the same questions, but decided to tackle those tough subjects by writing.

Her first published work titled “Rachel’s Auntie is Bald-Headed“is on Amazon. This is the first book of a series that is designed to gently familiarize children with issues that require healing for their minds and hearts. It is about a 9 year old girl who discovers that her favorite aunt is bald-headed, as a result of Cancer.

She struggles with the fears of teasing, thinking Cancer is contagious, and wondering how to fix it, all during Thanksgiving weekend.

Readers may identify with Rachael’s fears or gain sensitivity for others who may have this experience. The book has an open ending to encourage each reader to develop his/her own conclusion. At the end of the story are a vocabulary list, creative writing assignments, and opportunities to promote the support of a charity, community service, or other selfless activities relating to the story.

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Warriors in Pink

October has been slated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There have been many who have lost the fight, but we continue the battle for awareness, everyday. My personal experience during high school, taught me the significance of early detection, and how annual mammograms can truly make a difference.

This year, we rallied support for a program called Warriors in Pink, powered by Ford, supporting Susan G. Komen.  I first heard about Warriors in Pink on America’s Top Model, where I saw their T- shirts being showcased.  Beautiful shirts with symbols representing strength, hope, love, and courage.

We were invited to view the movie entitled “Five” featuring five short films that explore the impact of breast cancer on five very different women. Through an interconnected story, the films focus on these women and their lives at different stages of their diagnoses. The stories look at the effect the disease has on relationships and the way the women perceive themselves while searching for strength, comfort and medical breakthroughs.

The fight doe’s not stop when October ends; this is a 365 battle that we all can be warriors for.  The Warriors in Pink campaign, of course, goes on all year long. Ford Warriors in Pink apparel and accessories are created for women, men and children and feature important symbols signifying the message of hope, strength and unity in the fight against breast cancer.

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You Can Make a Difference

Since 1982, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer, transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.

Click to Cure Breast Cancer is a way for you to make a difference, your clicks can turn into donations through the generosity of advertisers on this site.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so bookmark this site, tell your friends and click as often as you can, to support this cause.  Its almost a year since I lost my dear friend, Yolanda, to the fight, but we will continue the fight for her.

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