Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Confession 30 - Sara's Cancerversary

Today I'm confessing about my BFF and her desire to give back to the community after her one year anniversary of being diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

A couple months ago, Sara my BFF,  began talking about her desire to do something with purpose for her one year "Cancerversary" (yes that is a true term used in the community). This was the day, one year ago, that she felt her lump.  You see, Sara was just 35 years old at the time, and she self diagnosed her lump in the shower.  You can read more about her diagnosis and story here.

Since she's been diagnosed, a common topic of discussion was the fact that at 35 years old, you are not given a mammogram and that there could have potentially been another 5 years before she knew she had Breast Cancer. Scary right?   So, her mission is to focus on self awareness and self detection for all women, but most importantly, women under 40, to whom mammograms are not given.

Yesterday, we all stood on a street corner in our community reminding women to do their self exam. It was a fun morning to spend with Sara, her mom and a couple friends.  We even got a journalist and a photographer from a local newspaper to do a story about this event.  Below are some cool pics that the photographer kindly sent me, thanks Jeff!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my latest confession!

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