Normally, once October rolls around, I start sharing my favorite Halloween tunes for Music Monday, but today I decided to start on a different note.
Runners have an unbelievable strength.
Now imagine the power and strength a runner fighting breast cancer would possess.
On Saturday, my running group and I participated in Race for the Cure in honor of two Suncoast Striders and thousands of other women who are battling breast cancer.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. In the United States, 207,000 women are expected to be diagnosed this year. (Statistics borrowed from National Cancer Institute.)
The best prevention to combat breast cancer is early detection through self examinations. I am the cure.
If there is history of breast cancer in your family, speak to your doctor about scheduling a mammogram. Women after age 40 should have screenings once a year. However, if you have recently lost your job and subsequently your health insurance, you may qualify for a free mammogram and screening. Check your local Susan G. Komen affiliate to find a center near you.
In October, “think pink” is more than a catchy phrase and pretty marketing campaign. It saves lives. Together we are the cure.
Getting the message out there is this woman’s work.
Thanks for stopping by and linking up to share what music moves you.
On a lighter note, swing by Gone Bananas and watch our tribute to the 80s.