October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 29, 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a time for remembering those lost to the disease and empowering those currently fighting it. It's a time for learning about the importance of being examined on a regular basis and adopting a more healthful lifestyle. It's a time for realizing that most of us have been touched by breast cancer. If we haven't battled it ourselves, we probably know someone who has. In honor of the indomitable spirit of our community, the North Independence Branch is throwing a party, a pink party that is! On the evening of Thursday, October 4th, we'll share our experiences, pamper ourselves, play games, and listen to inspiring guest speakers. We also invite you to share your story with us by signing the Quilt of Hope.
So often, we feel as though we endure the unexpected tragedies life sometimes hands us alone. That's simply not the case. That's what this program is all about in fact: bringing people together. We can instill hope and have faith in one another by daring to share our triumphs and tribulations.
Registration is required, so sign up today!
Your journey toward enlightenment doesn't have to end with the program though! Remember: knowledge is power! The Library has a wealth of information on diagnosing breast cancer and determining the best treatment option for you. Materials are available in a wide range of formats, including print, audio, and electronic. And, check out our Health databases for even more up-to-date information. Wondering what to cook to combat the disease? We also have a great selection of cookbooks! Try one of these great books:
- The Everything Cancer Fighting Cookbook by Carolyn Katzin
- The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Nutritional Approach To Preventing Recurrence by Edward Bauman
- Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey: Surviving and Thriving During and After Your Diagnosis and Treatment by J.K Silver
- Everyday Strength: A Cancer Patient's Guide to Spiritual Survival by Randy Becton
We also ask that you consider some of the other ways you can help cancer patients and their families. Monetary donations are always in high demand. You can use CharityNavigator to find a reputable organization. If you'd rather offer your time, Cancer Action of Kansas City provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities. You can fill out an application here.
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