Get Ready for the Pink
September 25, 2012
Forget the fall colors, think pink; October is pink month from t-shirts, glasses, ribbons, and even football uniforms. Since 1991, when pink ribbons were passed out in New York City for a breast cancer survivor’s race, those pink ribbons and all things pink have disseminated our life during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
There is as much misinformation as there is information on the subject of breast cancer. One myth is that breast cancer is the biggest killer of woman. Actually, heart disease is biggest killer of woman. Cancer of all types promotes fear, but it's fair to say, breast cancer is perhaps the most feared. Disfigurement, brutal treatments, and fear are the marks of breast cancer. After all, it may not be the biggest killer of woman, but it is the biggest cancer killer of woman. You want information on breast cancer? Information overload may be an accurate description; however there is plenty of good information out there. Take a look in MCPL's online catalog for nonfiction book on breast cancer, and there are no less than 124 items. Perhaps a website or database suits your needs, but you are worried about legitimate sites; MCPL's website offers several databases to choose from. Rather breast cancer affects you as a patient, a relative, or a friend, you can arm yourself with knowledge.
Perhaps a class or opportunities to get involved is what you are searching for, check out the Susan G Komen Greater Kansas City Chapter website. Take a look at the calendar for October, and you will see a number of events at several MCPL branches. Wear pink, check yourself, and have a great October.
South Independence Branch