Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close. The blog posts have run the gamut from remembering loved ones who have died of the disease to supporting friends currently fighting cancer to railing against the pinkwashing that occurs every October. Many people used their social media accounts to raise awareness, and we've rounded up some of the best posts to summarize a very emotional month.
There isn't much that I can add about what you can do during October that hasn't already been said. Susan said it best, of course, and new voices are rising all the time to remind us that living with breast cancer isn't made any easier by us posting the color of our bras on Facebook or not wearing a bra on October 13.
She gives invaluable advice on supporting a friend after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Bon Jour has a post about how she doesn't need an awareness month to remind her of breast cancer. She says,
I don't need a pink ribbon to remind me of the toll Breast Cancer takes. I am reminded of this everyday as my thoughts drift to my mom who died from breast cancer. The reality is that after two years, I still miss my mom like crazy.
The post touches on the far-reaching effects of the disease, and how it can change the fabric of a family.
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Beautiful Inspiring Goddess also has a post about her mother who battled breast cancer twice, once when the author was a teenager and once when the author was a mother with children of her own. She looks at the silver lining on an awful experience:
Seeing the battles my mother experienced up until now has only made me aware of my own strength. She fought hard and not once did she ask, “Why me?” or say she’s giving up. The growth I saw in her, I also saw in myself.
Lastly, Beyond Black & White has a post that gives the facts on breast cancer pulling in everything from background about the disease, what to expect with a mammogram, and what to look for in terms of breast changes. The post asks an important question:
Do you know what you need to know to detect breast cancer early?
Read it and make sure you do.
Please let us know about other posts that you or a friend wrote about Breast Cancer Awareness Month by leaving the link in the comment section below.
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