As we turn back the clocks, the weather turns a bit cooler and the leaves on the trees begin to change, we find ourselves entering October! Each year I have written about Breast Cancer Awareness during this month and used this website as a forum to request we remember and support all the women (and sometimes men) who are fighting this particular cancer. We have come a long way in the fight against breast disease, but there is much work left to do. We need to press forward in pursuit of mammogram coverage by health insurance companies for young women before the age of 40. Because of this stipulation many are finding themselves in a battle for their lives without early detection.
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, this cause is very near and dear to me. Please donate to breast cancer fundraisers and promote any opportunity you have to make others aware of this disease. If it has not touched your life, please know it could happen to someone you know or hold dear; a wife, mother, sister, niece, girlfriend, aunt or even a grandmother. Breast cancer is not selective.
Thank you and may God bless!
Lord, thank you for life and the opportunity each and every morning we have to open our eyes and be in another day. May we use our abilities, resources and finances to lend our support and encouragement to those struggling with this disease and walking through treatments. Help us to always remember the goodness that was granted to us as survivors and press onward so that others can also survive this illness. In Jesus' Name, Amen!
Judith "Cookie" White is the founder of The Sounding Board Ministry. She is the author of two devotional books which are available on this site.