In my daughter's young life, she has seen cancer strike and take the lives of two very special people in her life. And very quickly, too. How do you explain that to a young girl? You can't. You can only listen and love as she cries and questions.
We need more research for a cure and we need it sooner than later. More importantly, we need people to take the time to educate themselves about early detection. Especially women.
Which is why I was so very happy to team up with Tieks and the American Cancer Society to promote awareness during the month of October.
I received these beautiful pair of Tieks about two weeks ago:
But this pair....swoon :)
Do you know the following facts?
-In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
-Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.
-Every 15 minutes, a woman dies of breast cancer in the U.S.
-When breast cancer is detected early in the localized stage, the 5 year survival rate is over 95%.
-It has been estimated that if every woman over the age of 50 had her yearly mammogram, breast cancer deaths in this age group would drop by 25% or more.
-Ways to increase your chance for early detection:http://www.cancer.
Please, please spread the word. My daughter and I would appreciate it. Now, if only I can stop her from wearing my Tieks...or maybe not.