Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I’d shake things up a bit here on Her’s Day Thursday!
According to a new study, about 1 in every 8 women with develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Not only do the patients have to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental effects this disease has on a person, but also the financial burden that it brings. Treatments can range from several hundred a month to the tens of thousands. This is a lot for a family to handle, especially when they are trying to be strong and supportive for one another. Thankfully, there’s help! And YOU can get in on the action!
If you’re in the New York area and need assistance, Miles of Hope is there for you. According to their site, their mission is: “To fund support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, New York (Columbia County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Ulster County and Greene County).”
The Pink Fund helps cancer patients all over the country with financial assistance as they go their their treatments and recovery. You can also get in on the action and donate! If you don’t have the financial means to give, they are always looking for people to donate their time as well!
Breast cancer treatments can not only be hard on the body, mind, and finances, but also to the self-esteem of a woman or girl that is dealing with the loss of their hair do to chemotherapy. I absolutely love Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths charity that gives real-hair wigs to those in need FREE of charge! (My sister and I have donated hair to them and it was an awesome experience!)
Do you know of a charity that helps breast cancer patients? Share in the comments below!