“If Hope Was A Color”: An Ode To Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy Thursday, Y’all!

I actually can’t believe that October is here! Yes ladies and gents, that means all pink everything.

But there’s so much more to Breast Cancer Awareness than the color pink. It’s struggle, heartache and triumph that comes with fighting and defeating the disease. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in EIGHT women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In women, it is also the most common type of cancer diagnosed, and not to mention the second leading cause of death among women.

Thankfully, there have been and continue to be many strides made in breast cancer research, and thousands of women that have kicked ass and survived this deadly disease, and to continue to serve as advocates.

I’d like to share with you all a touching poem by Bryanna Christian Renee, a sophomore at Marist College and a very talented poetic from my hometown of Evanston, Illinois. In “If Hope Was A Color”, Bryanna shares her emotional experience of a breast cancer scare that she had at the tender age of sixteen. Watch below, and be sure to visit Bryanna’s blog In Other Words…

As the month of October continues, I challenge you all to continue to empower the special women in your life to lead healthy lives and get their annual mammogram. And of course, it never hurts to take a feel for yourself 😉

Because we all should #SaveTheBoobies,

Chasity

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