Let’s Stand Together and Prevent Breast Cancer!
I hate cancer! I know it sounds blunt and straight forward, but I hate it! It doesn’t matter what type of cancer it is, I hate what it does to those I love. If there is a cancer that is preventable, why wouldn’t we do it? Why wouldn’t we do the self-check breast exams or the mammograms in our late 30s? Maybe it’s because we don’t have health insurance or we have a busy schedule or maybe it’s just because we don’t want to.
While breast cancer does not run in my family, I have had family and friends who were affected by it and it affected me. My grandmother on my stepmom’s side had breast cancer and ultimately lost the battle to it. It was hard watching her suffer and slowly get worse and worse. She lost her hair, didn’t feel well and ultimately suffered from it. I grew up hoping I would never get it myself. Knowing that it’s preventable gives me the desire to do what I can to prevent it. This includes regular self-check breast exams and then mammograms when I turn 39.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year, Hanes is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to help generate awareness among women about the importance of receiving mammograms. As a part of this effort, Hanes will be donating $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. I am excited to be teaming up with them to spread the word about the importance of preventing breast cancer.
Have you had a personal experience with breast cancer?
Have you had a family or friend suffer from it?
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.