I canâ€™t believe that itâ€™s already October and that another Breast Cancer Awareness Monthâ€”and the pink haze that it bringsâ€”is here.
I know that for many of you, every month (or day) is, in essence, about breast cancer, either because you are living with breast cancer, a long-term survivor, had a dear friend or family member die of the disease, or are a breast cancer advocate working to focus more political attention and government dollars on funding breast cancer research.
I also know that for many of us, it is a month of runs, walks, and pink products! This is both good and bad. Iâ€™m thrilled that we have more cause marketing opportunitiesÂ this October than weâ€™ve ever had before, because itâ€™s great to see so many companies interested in supporting our work. At the same time, I want people to know that breast cancer is not restricted to October and neither are the Foundationâ€™s fundraising needs!Â As we develop innovative programs like the Army of Women and our own groundbreaking research we need support that transcends the calendar and forms the basis for our ongoing search for the cause of breast cancer!
I wonâ€™t stop once November comes around and neither should you.Â As many of you have heard me say, â€œWe can be the generation that stops breast cancer. It only takes money, will, and vision!â€ I can guarantee you that the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation has will and vision and with your help we will have the money!
So, join me this October as I mark Breast Cancer Awareness month by:
- Making a donation to my own Foundation.
- Making a tribute gift the Foundation in honor of my friend Carolina Hinestrosa and all of the amazing advocacy work she did at the National Breast Cancer Coalition up until her death from cancer in June.
- Buying gifts for friends from the companies supporting our work this October. (Itâ€™s never too early to start holiday shopping!)
- Getting at least 20 of my friends who havenâ€™t yet done so to join the Army of Women!
We are dreaming this impossible dream together, and I know that together it will become a possible dream: Going beyond a cure to bring an end to this disease once and for all!