Since the inspiration to do this breast cancer awareness project hit me last minute, I am still in the process of trying to collect personal stories. They are slowly trickling in though. So some days the personal stories in these articles may be very short, While others have longer stories within them. I emailed everyone in my facebook contacts and the first person to respond with any personal connection to breast cancer was (Randy) theBarefoot. Below is his exact response:
My sister detected early and underwent a partial mastectomy and follow-on treatment. She’s been c-free for the last 9 years. It put a real scare in the family.
Tees for the cause -link to raise funds for the cause
I checked out the link and its a great way to support the cause. The tees are fun and cute. For every t-shirt sold, a $3.00 donation is made to the cause. Unfortunately I missed it, but the site stated that up until September 30Th, 2010, any purchase of $30.00 or more would generate a 30% of the sale to breast cancer research.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Susan G. Komen Foundation
Susan G. Komen Foundation is an amazing place for everything from education in breast health to support. They have also made it possible for women who cannot afford to get their breast health checked regularly to see a doctor for prevention and early detection. If you’ve ever had any problems, like a lump or other symptoms, you know how scary that is. Now add to that not being able to afford to seek help and treatment. The Susan G. Komen foundation makes it possible for any woman to receive the care they need and deserve. I can personally attest to this because when my breast issues surfaced I was uninsured. With a quick call I was given a voucher to see a breast surgeon and to receive a mammogram.
If you are uninsured or under-insured, please visit this part of Susan G. Komen Foundation’s website to find out your treatment options. You can also call 1-877 GO KOMEN and they will help you obtain the care or preventive care you need.