Givin' a shout out this week to Sarah Hoss at Heart of Romance whose blog post brought my attention to romance author Kerri Nelson and her efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. "Kerri is clearing out her huge collection of books to help raise money for Breast Cancer research. Read about her recent breast cancer scare on her author blog (www.kerribookwriter.blogspot.com) and then join in her effort for a great cause!"
According to the American Cancer Society website: "Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).
- About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 54,010 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,840 women will die from breast cancer"
From a personal perspective, my maternal grandmother was a 30 year breast cancer survivor. However, my best friend lost her mother and sister to this dreaded disease. And presently, I have two friends in the midst of the battle.
Please consider joining forces with the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and others who are supporting the brigade to find a cure that is taking away our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, cousins, granddaughters and friends.