I once read a statistic that 1 in every 9 women will get breast cancer.
I have known 4 women who have had this disease.
One who has died,
one who had a double mastectomy while in her early 30's,
one who is in remission,
and one who is scheduled for a double mastectomy within the week.
There are many fundraisers, walks, runs, etc. Other women (and men) banding together, raising both awareness and money.
I think this is the best I've seen...and if you live in South Carolina, you might have the chance to witness it first hand.
From the Quilters of South Carolina website:
Members have created one-of-a-kind bras for Breast Cancer Awareness. The exhibit consists of forty-nine original works of art which are unique, entertaining, humorous, and beautiful to make the public aware of breast cancer, to memorialize those lost to the disease, and to honor survivors.
Thelma & Louise (A Pair of Perky Birds) ~ Karen Kendo
For Those Who Served ~ Vicki McCormick
This is lined in red lace, but it doesn't show in the photo...
Carolyn's Garden ~ Sue Spillane
Look at Them Melons ~ Bev Buchanan
Pisces II ~ Gail Ferrick
The exhibit will tour South Carolina until October of 2009 at which time individual Artfull Bras will be auctioned and the proceeds donated to the Best Chance Network, a program to provide care and treatment of uninsured women across the state who are diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer.
Interested in finding out more? Contact Sandra Baker,
president of QSC at Sandra25@bellsouth.net