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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month | by susiecw47
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Women agonize... over cancer; we take as a personal threat the lump in every friend's breast. ~Martha Weinman Lear, Heartsounds


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please take care of yourselves, my friends.


Susan Goodman Komen was born October 31, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois, and was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 and died three years later, in 1980.[6] Komen's younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, who felt that Susan's outcome might have been better if patients knew more about cancer and its treatment, and remembering a promise to her sister that she would find a way to speed up breast cancer research,[6] founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Komen's memory in 1982.


In 2007, the 25th anniversary of the organization, it changed its name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, created a new logo, and adopted the explicit mission "to end breast cancer forever"


The Brighton stores sell breast cancer awareness bracelets in October and support a local cancer center. This bracelet benefited the Virginia Piper Cancer Center in Arizona. I bought it several years ago.


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Taken on October 1, 2010