My Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Relay for Life in Oregon City, Oregon for all cancers that touch many men and women. I do the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and then I do the Komen Walk. These events give me hope when can meet other people in the same boat. These many cancer walks help me concentrate on my continued survivor status. I talk to the many people about their current situation and how they are doing. It is inspirational to me to share my story with breast cancer.
How I Celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness
I was a participant in the many cancer walks. I speak out about my breast cancer to make more people educated about the awful disease. I talk about early detection. I have a sister that still has not gotten her mammograms even tho I had breast cancer. I will keep working on her. I bought some breast cancer bracelets and a long scarf that has the breast cancer symbol all over it. I wear lots of pink now. Fortunately the color looks good on me. Wearing pink lets me get my story out.
- I have a new perspective on life since my breast cancer.
- I am much more verbal about early detection with mammograms.
- I am very thankful for my Norwegian blood line because it allowed me to keep fighting for the cause.
- I have gotten 6 more birthdays since my diagnosis. I am also thankful for the miracles that helped me live at birth. I was just over 1 pound at birth in Oct. 1951. I was not supposed to live to my current birthday at 59 years old. I beat the odds.
- My main message here is to encourage men and women fight back. Lorayne