We can find a cure for breast cancer. We must. With over 40,000 deaths last year, we must stand up and say that this is unacceptable.
40,000 families have a void in their life. Their loved one is gone. We are all irreplaceable to those who love us. We would leave a void too if we passed away. So, please care about this issue and these families. Do not wait until your loved one is a statistic to care.
Thursday night, a statement was made by a kind group of business owners who stood up to say they care. Their event, “Let’s Hear It for the Girls,” was held in Mt. Juliet. It benefited breast cancer. With only six weeks to plan the evening and only six individuals coordinating this, hundreds of dollars were raised. This event shows how a whole lot of determination nets results. How many lives may be saved by the dollars they raised? How many participants and attendees have a heightened awareness of breast cancer? Many left with a much better understanding of how this disease is a prevalent part of our culture and our country, and that it must be stopped.
This topic is not a political debate. There is not a right or wrong side to this issue. It just is our reality. One out of three women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. What kind of toll does this place on our economy and on our most vital organization, the American family? We must be diligent in our efforts to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. The 40,000 deaths should motivate us all to band together and support finding a cure. Show your support whenever you get the chance!