I am Christine Dowding, and I am a breast cancer survivor. Over 226,800 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the United States this year. Two hundred of them will be women right here in our own community.
Most will endure months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and unfortunately, some won’t have all the resources to make it to their appointments, obtain biopsies, their medications, or rehabilitation. These are average people just like you and me. I have worked all my life and had good insurance, but this disease can be overwhelming – physically and financially.
Please join me in raising funds during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we can help patients focus on what’s important…their health. Purchase a “Pink Purse” when you see them at various retail locations, hold a “Wear Jeans Campaign” where you work, or design your own event with the many ideas provided in our “Think Pink” toolkit.
Start planning today by calling Julie Toney, North Star Lodge (509) 574-3441 or http://northstarlodge.memfound.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month-october-2012 to download your fundraising toolkit.