The American Cancer Society calls themselves the Official Sponsor of Birthdays. If you’ve lost someone to cancer, you know why that is a meaningful slogan.
|My mom and I|
Today my mom would have turned 62. Unfortunately, she died in her mid-50s after a 20 year battle with breast cancer. In honor of my mom, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and other people I love, I’m offering a Pink Background Freebie during the month of October. I’m hoping this will remind you to do what you need to prevent breast cancer.
|The freebie contains 12 pink background pictures that can be used for personal or commercial use.|
If you are over 20, it is recommended that you do a monthly self exam. If you are over 40, they recommend you ask your doctor to do a yearly exam. Be sure to talk with your doctor about when you may need a mammogram.
Please don’t hesitate to take care of yourself out of fear. My maternal grandmother ignored a lump because she was afraid to go through what my mom went through. By the time she went to the doctor, the cancer had spread and she didn’t have much time. My mom might have eventually lost her battle to cancer, but she had 20 years to live after it was discovered. Every birthday is something to be thankful for.
I’ve had biopsies and mammograms. They aren’t fun, but they aren’t something to be afraid of. They could lengthen your life. The people who love you deserve to have you around as long as possible.
Happy Birthday, Mom.