WAHM.com is dedicated to covering the issues that matter to work-at-home moms, which is why we’re doing our part to spread awareness about breast cancer. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), our bloggers are conducting a series of interviews with breast cancer survivors to highlight their struggles and remarkable triumphs.
In addition, we invite our community to join the discussion and share your stories. If you or anyone you know has been affected by this disease, we encourage you to contact us so we can connect you with one of our bloggers. You can share your story with our community on the WAHM blog, or alternatively you are welcome to post your own thoughts or experiences related to the disease in the support and advice thread.
Furthermore, we also encourage our community to get involved in the fight against breast cancer. The NBCAM organization utilizes community events and activities to promote awareness about the disease, as well as raise funds for research.
If you’d like to participate in an event, Pink Ribbon International and the American Cancer Society feature extensive lists of national events going on throughout October, including Avon Walks, Pink Paint Art Classes, Coaches vs. Cancer basketball tournaments and more.
Remember, although there are over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, in 2011 there were over 230,000 new cases diagnosed and 39,250 deaths, so extensive research is still needed to effectively combat this disease.
Please help WAHM.com support the spirit of NBCAM by sharing your stories, offering your encouragement to those in need and helping in whatever way you can to support the efforts of patients, families, volunteers and the medical community all working to end breast cancer.