National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2013-09-30_bcribbonThis week's blog I wanted to focus on the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) which is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.

NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. NBCAM recognizes that, although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. They remain dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health.

Although October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NBCAM is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer throughout the year.  In July, my neighbor passed away from breast cancer and I would like to honor her and many women who are survivors and fighters of breast cancer.

Please encourage you patients, friends and family about yearly mammograms and self-breast examination. I will be showing my support by wearing the pink ribbon this month. There is also a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of DuPage County on Sunday October 20, 2013, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL. There are pamphlets about the 5k fundraising walk are available at the LRC front desk. This is a great cause and students can receive off-campus hours.

Thank you for your continued support of the AOM blog. Fall is officially here!