Fighting breast cancer is the sole focus of Susan G. Komen and it’s a cause that is near and dear to my heart. This insidious disease takes so many lives and drastically changes the lives of loved ones who have to watch their family members succumb to this disease. While advancements in both research and awareness continue to move forward, we need to do more. That’s why I’m so happy to help Susan G. Komen on their mission of fighting breast cancer.
Fighting Breast Cancer for My Family
I have a question for you. Who’s your one? Who’s the person in your life who’s been impacted by breast cancer or the person you want to make sure never gets breast cancer? It’s a question Susan G. Komen is asking everyone. It’s an important one because it brings home just how personal the fight against breast cancer is. I actually have two “ones.”
When I was 9 years old, I lost my grandma, Bess, to breast cancer. I was so young, and I was not prepared to watch her fight against this terrible disease, slowly going downhill and ultimately dying from it. I still get emotional thinking about it to this day.
I remember visiting her in the hospital, attached to IVs and monitors and looking so frail. She refused so hard, refusing to give in to her cancer or the horrible treatments she had to endure. For her, it was a struggle against both cancer and the treatments she needed. It was incredibly hard to watch. Through it all, she never lost her spirit, and she never gave up. In fact, she held on long enough to meet my baby brother when he was born. Shortly after that, we lost her.
My other “one,”, is my daughter. I never knew it was possible to love someone as much as I love her. Every day I spend with her is a blessing, and I want her to have a long, happy, and healthy life. I know breast cancer can be hereditary, and that terrifies me. That’s why I was so eager to share my story with all of you and help Susan G. Komen with fighting breast cancer.
Fighting Breast Cancer Like a Heavyweight
Susan G. Komen has been fighting breast cancer for decades, and the work they do continues to help make advancements for a cure. Their research to understand, prevent, and treat breast cancers has some of the most advanced in the world. In addition to that, they provide free or low-cost screenings and diagnostic services to women to help prevent or treat breast cancer. They also provide funding to offset the cost of treatments for those who can’t afford it, funding for free transportation, and funding for childcare to those who need it during treatment.
They also offer their experience and expertise to newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer patients to help them navigate the incredibly important decisions surrounding this disease and going through treatment to fight it.
Fight for Your One
You know my “one,” actually both of my “one”s. Who is yours? Who makes you want to help Komen with fighting breast cancer? Susan G. Komen is helping fight against breast cancer in all stages, and we can help. Through their patient support, physical and emotional support initiatives, and working to find critical breakthroughs, it is doing everything it can to destroy this disease. Please join us. Share your story if you have one. Share your “one.” Help us in fighting against breast cancer.
Thank you to Susan G. Komen for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.