I am joining with almost 1000 other bloggers this October in a challenge to write everyday for 31 days! That's right, 31 days...in a row...of writing about a topic you hold dear to your heart. Wow! I am excited and scared at the same time.
I have thought and prayed and thought and prayed for over a month about what topic I could actually write about for the next 31 days, I was blank. (I know you're all surprised that I couldn't think of something to say/write.)
Then all of a sudden today it hit me...October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!! Why not write about all of the wonderful women that have fought breast cancer? Why not write about the amazing women we've lost to breast cancer? Why not write so we can be more aware of this horrible disease? Why not write about the many organizations that are out there researching breast cancer, working day and night to find a cure? I am more than excited to write about this topic for the next 31 days.
Follow along, become aware, help support and remember!
Here we go.
Day 1 - Breast Cancer Awareness, Support and Remembrance
According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in United States during the year 2012 there will be:
226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer (includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors) and 39,510 breast cancer deaths.According to Suite 101:
On average one in seven women will get breast cancer over a 90 year life span.This is outrageous!!! I need to just digest this for a moment, don't you?
I'm sure you know a mom, wife, daughter, sister, or friend that is reflected in those heartbreaking statistics? Can I honor them? Would you or she be willing to let me profile her on my blog? If so, send me your/her information and I'd love to make people aware of her/your fight, support her/you in your fight, and help remember her for her fight!
Always ~ Momma Goose
Go to Day 2.
By the way, I also found out that October is National Pizza Month!!! I ALMOST wrote about all the many combinations of pizza and how much I loooooove pizza! But, breast cancer awareness won out. Who knows...maybe you'll see a few yummy pizza ideas as well. :)