October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ShortbreadSwee-T is a survivor and a supporter of the cause. This month ShortbreadSwee-T is baking for a cure.
Since October 4, 2001 I have been a survivor of breast cancer. I was 36 years old with no family history of cancer and out of nowhere, it snuck up on me during a crucial time in my life. I’ll be the first to admit that I use to cruise through life feeling invincible, but I think cancer lies dormant while it waits for its opportunity to strike. Sometimes it’s in a hurry. Sometimes it’s patient, but when it strikes, it throws you for a loop.
Fast forward eleven years, and I am still a survivor! I am thankful for each and every day that I am given. I no longer feel invincible, I feel blessed!
Every year, I pass out Breast Cancer Awareness stickers because I want people to be “aware”. I speak freely about my encounter with breast cancer because I noticed a lump and I went straight to the doctor. The doctors told me it was nothing to worry about, but the grace of God and my persistence made me go back to the doctor’s office and I think that saved my life. My goal is to get people thinking and talking. I want to send out gentle reminders to help people remember to check themselves, get screened, and don’t be afraid to be persistent.
Research is vital to finding cures, and I don’t think it matters which cancer organization you support, as long as you help researchers get the funds they need to search for a cure. There are so many cancers in the world, but breast cancer hits closest to home for me and I have honed my focus on this one. At the end of October, ShortbreadSwee-T’s will make a donation to Avon Walk For Breast Cancer to support their efforts in the search for a cure.
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month (shortbreadswee-t.com)