Heading into Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In my last post, I wrote that it had been a long interesting week. On Wednesday, just one day before the start of breast cancer awareness month, I had the opportunity to hear Nancy Brinker speak at the Mothers Daughters Sisters and Friends luncheon benefiting the Francee and Benson Ford Jr. Breast Care and Wellness Center at Henry Ford Hospital. Since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, Nancy Brinker has become one of my personal heros. 27 years ago, she promised her dying sister she would do everything she could to end breast cancer. And apparently when Nancy Brinker sets her mind on something, she doesn’t give up.
Hearing her speak gave me a sense of hope and filled an intense sadness I felt just one day earlier. Susan G. Komen is the organization that has funded the research to keep so many women alive. Susan G. Komen is the organization that changed breast cancer from a deep dark secret to an everyday conversation. And because of Susan G. Komen, during the month of October, we are surrounded by pink to honor and recognize those that continue to fight. I am proud to be involved with this organization and so happy I had the opportunity to hear Nancy in person. What a great way to head into October.
Thank you Nancy for inspiring us, leading us, and never settling for anything less than a world without breast cancer.