Cancer effects every family. Mine is no different. The dreaded C word took my father’s life but it was specifically breast cancer that was introduced to me when I was little.
People cried and talked in hushed words when my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was far too young to understand but it made a huge impression on me. Then my other aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Having two aunts, my grandfather, and my father effected by cancer means that our family is taking our health very seriously and are making changes to hopefully impact our future.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to St. Agnes Hospital:
- The American Cancer Society estimates that last year, more than 232,340 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Family history and age are both factors with breast cancer incidence and death rates generally increasing with age
- Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S., accounting for almost 30% of newly diagnosed cancers
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime
– Sources: American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Facts and Figures and BreastCancer.org
St. Agnes shared a touching video about breast cancer. Watch below.
Now onto the giveaway!
Your health matters. That is why St. Agnes wants to give you a 5200 Standard Vitamix in black. They want you to take care of yourself and that is also why I joined with some amazing bloggers to bring this giveaway to you. You matter.