I have set up a small educational display and have models of the male breast with lumps, the female breast with normal tissue and one with fibrocystic tissue and one with lumps as well as lots of education. We are pink wherever you turn and we know we are making a difference by education and early detection through self breast exams and also mammograms. People talk about this dreaded disease and almost everyone is affected by it in some way by either a friend, acquaintance, sibling, spouse, family member and everyone affected by breast cancer.
Tonight I will be at the opening Hockey game for the Meadville Bulldogs and they have dedicated the next three years through their power play program to donate funds to our new endeavor for our breast patients, a survivorship program that helps patient transition to a NEW NORMAL understanding what they have gone through and what lies ahead and helping them regain and improve their physical strength as well as emotional and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While the program is still in its conceptual stages, we would like to see the program "Close the Loop" for our breast patients.
Sometimes it seems that the only cancer that gets attention is breast but we are building this survivorship program and will include other cancers once we have developed the breast survivorship program. Regardless of what kind of cancer, we all need help and support during diagnosis, treatment and after and today we start with Pink- breast cancer awareness.
Make it a great day! S