October 24, 2012 by The ReadyWriter
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since its inception more than 25 years ago, it has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer that has evolved on a national dialogue. And although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.
So what does the color pink mean for you? The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons, and the color pink in general, identify the wearer or promoter with the breast cancer brand and express moral support for women with breast cancer. Pink ribbons are most commonly seen during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
But for those women who are survivors or live with the scars of breast cancer daily, they have to live way beyond the month of October.
Join me Thursday at 8:00 PM live on “Conversations Of A Sistah” on “Conversations Live” as we acknowledge breast cancer awareness, where my guest will be; the Rev. Mable Grier (pictured right above), who is a wife, minister, mother of four beautiful adult daughters, grandmother and breast cancer survivor six years now.
Rev. Grier is the associate pastor at her church, active in her community and abroad; and is not ashamed to share her powerful testimony as a survivor and overcomer of breast cancer. When you hear her compelling voyage, you will know, why she lives by faith!!!
Be encouraged by the story she’ll share, tune in Thursday as Rev. Grier join me on the air!!!
You can access the show at either of the highlighted links above or by clicking here!