October is well known for being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In years past I have always posted the pink ribbons in support for those fighting it. This year, it had a whole different meaning to me. I was the person people were wearing pink for!
Personally I think more emphasis should be put on getting mammograms, self exams and education year round. Prevention and early diagnosis is key to stopping this dreaded disease.
The publisher of The Beacon Magazine in Jupiter, FL asked me to write a monthly column titled “It happened to me.” The goal is to share my story and hopefully educate and encourage people in the process.
Here is the first column I submitted for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.