My title may be humorous, but my message is anything but. Over the years, breast cancer has become an all-too-common diagnosis. In fact, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst American women.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at Points Group we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the ways you can help find a cure and support those who may be battling with this terrible disease.
Let this sink in: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Whether it’s your mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, friend or even yourself, chances are pretty high that breast cancer has touched your life in some way. It’s touched mine. I have heard so many stories of the horrible ways breast cancer has affected women of all ages … A girl in college preparing for her senior year when her diagnosis stopped her in her tracks; an expectant mother eager to bring her first child into the world only to find out she has breast cancer and is now paralyzed by fear that her daughter may grow up without a mother; a grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters (with another on the way) who has been cancer-free for over 15 years goes in for an annual checkup only to discover the cancer is back. There is no explanation for why breast cancer affects the people it does. We are all at risk, and therefore we all carry the burden of finding a cure.
This October, join us in the fight, and we can be stronger together.
How can you help?
There are many ways to support the fight against breast cancer. It can be as simple as making a donation or something as extravagant as hosting your own event. No matter how big or small, every effort makes a difference. If you’re not sure where to get started, these websites are a good jumping off point: