Sunday, October 01, 2006

Think pink

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As the husband of a six-year breast cancer survivor, this cause hits close to home. So indulge me for just a moment.

If you're a woman over 40, don't skip your mammograms, or your annual checkups.

If you're a woman of any age — KJ was diagnosed at 34 — learn to self-examine, and be diligent about it. Learn what your risk factors are. Educate yourself.

If you're not a woman, but you love one, read her the preceding two paragraphs, and make certain that she listens. Encourage your wives, female significant others, daughters, sisters, and mothers to educate themselves.

Whoever you are, pray for a cure.

Thanks for listening. We now return you to our regularly scheduled folderol.


3 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

My mom, too, is a breast-cancer survivor for similar number of years. Sending prayers to your wife, as well.

7:43 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

Best wishes to your mom, Joel. Tell her to keep fighting the good fight. And give her a big hug.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Donna offered these pearls of wisdom...

Hug your wife for me and tell her I'm glad that she's a survivor and still your soulmate here on earth. My Mom's sister and my Dad's older sister (she's also my Godmother) share a common thread with KJ as they are both breast cancer survivors.

5:00 PM  

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