I almost let it pass without realizing it. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is an issue that I’m personally connected to. When I was 21 breast cancer killed my mom. It started when I was about 14 and finally spread into her liver and through-out her body. Technically it was liver failure that killed her. She had it all: chemo, double mastectomy, the works. In her day some astronomical number of women – like 1 in 3 – had a chance of having it.
So it runs in my family and I’ve got an 8 year old daughter.
Advancements in medical science due in larger part to the donations of millions of people have helped save countless mothers and daughters. But there is always still more that can be done. The folks over at the National Breast Cancer Foundation are running a donation campaign on Facebook:
Their goal is to raise $500 in October for under-served women. So far 9,322 members and only $345 in donations? In my humble opinion they should have made that goal in a day (as in the first day).
I’ll commit to another $500 if they reach their $500 goal. Come on folks step up. It’s a great cause.