How Do You Think Pink?

by Melissa Brunner

We're ready to start October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor (she's since passed away from other causes). Two of my dear female co-workers also have dealt with the disease. I'm sure many of you also have someone you care about who has been impacted by the disease.

I'm not yet 40 years of age, but I did receive a mammogram as a precaution a couple years ago. No worries for me. However, several months later, a woman in her earlier 20s came into the studio for an interview to be used during the Coutre for Cancer event. She was a breast cancer survivor and told me, "You were there the day I was diagnosed." Turns out, she was having her biopsy the same day I had my mammogram and I was visiting with her mother, who was nervously knitting away in the waiting area while her daughter was being tested. The news that day was not so good for them, but, thankfully, their story had a happy ending.

I'll join a sea of pink Saturday morning at the Race Against Breast Cancer. For 20 years, the race has raised money to fund mammograms for those who couldn't otherwise afford them. Early detection saves lives. You can still register - just get to the Washburn Law School before the 9 am starting time October 1st!

Share how you'll be thinking pink this month - and every month! And I'd love to hear a salute to a special survivor in your life, too!


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