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.  2007KomenLogo

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.

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Posted on October 4, 2009, in breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Dear Ellyn,

    Wow, your blog is great- thanks so much for sharing!!! My sister has just entered remission from cancer and I am holding my breath for the next five years for clean scans every time. I ran into your blog because I’ve been increasing my research of breast cancer since my job has decided to partner with a breast cancer prevention organization. Have you ever heard of the Breast Cancer Fund, an organization devoted to exposing and eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer? Which is amazing, as I don’t know of any other organization working on addressing the root causes of breast cancer. I work for a company called To-Go Ware and we provide non-toxic alternatives to eating on-the-go and support the stance that Breast Cancer Fund takes around removing products that contain toxins from our daily lives (mostly plastics). Just thought you and your readers would like to know that To-Go Ware is running the Together We Can “Beet” Breast Cancer campaign for the month of October, giving 10% of online sales to the Breast Cancer Fund. They are an amazing organization, doing vitally important work to educate folks about the toxins in our environment that are potentially causing breast cancer. I love that my and so many other companies are stepping up and supporting breast cancer research, prevention and survivors! And not just with kitchy, pink gear that is available only during the month of October, but things you can use every single day to increase the chance we have of avoiding all of these toxins in the first place. Let me know if you want more info for your readers. Have a lovely day today and continued great celebration of the strides made toward prevention and a cure for the remainder of this month!

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