“What is unique about October 2010?” A friend asked me and the first thing that came to mind was Breast Cancer Awareness. “More people are aware of breast cancer than few years ago thanks to October” I said.
Ended up that it was not the answer he was looking for. He later explained that: October 2010 has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays all in the same month and it happens once in 823 years!
It got me thinking about the ‘wrong answer’. Is it the wrong answer really?
October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is the month dedicated to remember all the affected by the disease. To leave our routines for a moment and think how the awareness could be spread. By doing so, we can save lives, our own and for our close ones.
No one should have to live with breast cancer or any type of cancer. More needs to be done to stop cancer because suffering from this disease is a painful process and it takes a toll on the human spirit.
Fact: The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).