In less than three days, it will be October – the season of pink ribbons, awareness walks and honoring the women who have gone through treatment. Perhaps we all have some vague notion of what Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about, but to me, all of those wonderful things are only half the puzzle.
The hope for awareness is all in the action.
In working with MD Anderson, I’ve come to appreciate that two of the biggest components of their mission are research and public education – and to me personally, that’s what all the pink is all about. It’s about constantly working to improve and prolong the lives of those who have or some day may be diagnosed with the most common cancer in women, and constantly striving to educate women on the things they can do now to reduce their risk of cancer.
On October 1, 13 and 21, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MD Anderson Regional Care Centers in Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands and Bay Area will be taking action.
From each region, MD Anderson volunteers, staff and physicians will be out to meet the community, set the night aglow in pink light, honor survivors, talk prevention and pass out pink glow necklaces so that each person in attendance may take a piece of that glow of hope with them.
If you live in one of these communities, it is an event not to be missed.
For more info, visit the MD Anderson Regional Care Center Facebook pages at the links below:
October 1: Sugar Land Town Square
October 1: LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
October 13: The Woodlands Market Street
October 21: The RE/MAX Balluner Liftoff Festival at NASA