Across the globe, there are thousands of women and even men, promoting the color pink as October is recognized as breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer has claimed the lives of many, but there are also thousands of survivors of this burdensome disease.
There are myths along with truths that keep women from getting tested for breast cancer. However, we implore you to cast down fear and anxiety concerning breast cancer. If you have been tested and you are breast-cancer free, congratulations on your results. For those of you fighting this disease be encouraged because you are NOT alone.
Recently, co-anchor of Good Morning America Robin Roberts allowed everyone to live in her world after receiving her diagnosis but this was not the end of her story. In addition to losing her mother, Ms.Roberts demonstrated impeccable strength and is now celebrating this great victory.
Women of Standard Magazine, in collaboration with Pretty in Pink Foundation (North Carolina), is proud to announce that we will be honoring and presenting “Survivor” Awards to women in local communities. One of the survivors will be at our Positioned for Purpose Conference October 25th– 26th and she will be sharing her amazing story on her fight with breast cancer.
In addition to honoring breast-cancer survivors, we also want to bring more awareness to domestic violence. Domestic violence is a sensitive-issue but we believe that when people share their stories, lives are saved and changed. The number of women and families affected has increased drastically over the years. It can be challenging for a woman to not only, accept that she has been a victim, but the shame that comes along with it can seem unbearable. You are not alone! Domestic violence can happen to anyone, including children.
Despite what may not be shared in the media, there are citizens who avail themselves to women dealing with domestic violence. One such organization is called InterAct (North Carolina). InterAct’s mission is to provide safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. Services include counseling, temporary shelter, children services, healthcare and more. So if you are struggling with leaving your domestic situation, please feel free to visit InterAct and speak to someone before it is too late.
As women we are to empower each other and help each other no matter the situation. We tend to criticize and judge each other without hearing the story. So if you or if you know someone who has survived breast cancer or domestic violence, please feel free to comment and share your story.
What are your thoughts?
Do you feel that something else should be done about breast cancer in local communities? If, yes please offer your suggestions.
And why are people so apt to quickly blame women for their domestic situations that become violent and sometimes deadly?