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How Has Breast Cancer Impacted Your Life

As you all know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it is quickly approaching. In the past couple of years, I have participated in a fun run in my area, for Breast Cancer Awareness. My very first 5K was for breast cancer, and it was so much fun, but also for a great cause. I briefly wanted to touch on how breast cancer has impacted my life. I would also love for you to feel free to share your stories of how breast cancer has affected your life.

I have been fortunate enough to have family members who have suffered from breast cancer. I haven’t had to sit by my mom or sister’s side as they fight for their life against this terrible disease. I do, however, have a friend who is currently undergoing breast cancer treatment to fight the disease.

Watching a friend, who is close to my age, go through something so terrible is heart wrenching. Our kids are the same age, and I can’t even imagine the fight that one must find within themselves, to get through such a difficult time. Krista is a fighter, and I am lucky to have such an amazing friend. This disease that we call breast cancer, is very powerful, but I believe Krista’s fight is even stronger. While she is the one fighting the actual disease, I often feel helpless, but want to do all I can to help. We can help in this fight against breast cancer by raising awareness. While we cannot share the actual burden of carrying the disease, there are strides we can take. For many women, mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.

As we get closer to October, I will be sharing more about how we can help in this fight. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide series of walking events to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the American Cancer Society (ACS).”

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Emily Buys


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