WOW, can you believe we are in the middle of October already? Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month?
This is a cause that is so dear to my heart. As I write to you today my heart still feels heavy with hurt and sorrow for my loved ones who suffered from Breast Cancer. It’s actually a word I even hate to say! A few years back my family and I experienced this horrific disease hands on. My three sisters were diagnosed with Breast Cancer and my heart has never been the same since. Watching them go through the treatments was beyond overwhelming, I kept asking GOD, why them, why them, why did this horrible disease afflict them.
For a long time I just didn’t understand, but, I knew my family and I had to do everything possible to help take care of them and ourselves. It was left to all the girls in our family to make sure we followed through every year in getting our annual mammogram. After the devastation of loosing two sisters, we had no choice but to make sure we supported each other and made our yearly appointments. Since we all know prevention is the key and that can only be obtained if you make that yearly appointment with your doctor!
So today I want to stress that same concern to you, my friends, family, daughters , and ever mom! Below you will see some very important information about steps every woman can take to reduce their risk of breast cancer that was shared with me to share with you.
The Night Helper Blog is a part of a Participating in Our Research with the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. These Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They have recently created a very informative mother-daughter toolkit for all mothers to speak with their daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
So today, I just ask you to take a moment to review these 4 steps Mothers and Daughters can take now to reduce their breast cancer risk. Plus, I have also listed this survey, please takes a few minutes to take!! Taking this survey is so important, it will help with the important work that researchers are doing for breast cancer.
The BCERP has additional resources/documents/ and graphics which can be found here: The BCERP’s education materials are based on scientific evidence and available free to the public.
So don’t wait, make this topic the head of your household between you and your daughter/daughters!
Disclaimer: Howdy everyone, I just wanted to inform you that the Night Helper Blog and The Motherhood and a group of researchers collaborated on this editorial. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.