October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I believe you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not been affected in some way by this cancer. Check your local branch of MCPL for materials. We have something for everyone, from medical tomes through hysterically funny personal tales. They say humor, or at least your frame of mind, can help with the healing process. I think you would find some very inspirational and informative stories.
Join us on October 9th, 2010 at 1:00 pm as shades of pink take over the MCPL Oak Grove Branch. You will be inspired by other breast cancer survivors. Relax with a massage therapist, and take part in a free bone density screening. There will be door prizes, drawings, cookies, and punch! Celebrate the Pink Party and share in the passion of our amazing community.
Break out the Pink...It’s party time at the Blue Springs North branch. October 16th will be our 2nd annual Pink Party in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Party will kick off at 2 p.m., and will feature a variety of fun learning experiences. We will have informational material from the Susan G. Komen Organization, Cancer Action, St. Mary’s Mammography Department, and Centerpoint Medical Center's Bone Density testing.
The Dearborn Branch hosted a breast cancer awareness event Monday night, October 4th. We had about fifteen adults and teenagers look at the information. There were pamphlets and information for community contacts, plus cookies and punch. Several organizations, like North Kansas City Hospital and Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, provided us with materials.
Come join us Saturday, October 23 from 2pm – 4pm while we throw a Pink Party to support Breast Cancer Awareness. We will play Bunko, hear professionals talk about early detection, and visit with a survivor’s panel. There will be snacks, door prizes, and chair massages.
Grab some friends, make some shirts, and don't forget your tennis shoes! Come help Kansas City support Susan G. Komen Foundation. Join Kansas City at the 5k walk on August 14th at Union Station. For more information visit: www.komenkansascity.org, Hope to see you there!
It's been three years already since my sister died of breast cancer. I am reminded every time I see the pink ribbons in the stores, in newspapers, and all over the TV. So, I thought I would write a blog to encourage women to check themselves and get yearly exams to try and catch this disease before it gets too far advanced.
Facebook has a lot of faults, I will admit, but the one thing I love is keeping in touch with friends and family that live far away. I have two cousins who are currently undergoing chemo for ovarian cancer. I have had two cousins who went through surgery and chemo for breast cancer. It was nice being able to keep up with them, how they were feeling, and how they were responding to treatment.