First There Must Be Awareness...Then There Must Be Change
(Nancy G. Brinker during an Oprah show)
Nancy G. Brinker is the founder of the SUSAN. G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE. Nancy's sister, who died of breast cancer at age 33, said that her dying wish was that Nancy make other women aware of breast cancer. ....This was back in 1978 and by now everyone is thinking PINK for breast cancer.
My job as a Speech-Language Pathologist is one that grabs my emotions. I feel lumps in my throat when a client takes a big step forward, I share the ache with family when their loved one is struggling, I hold the hand of a patient who is fighting to regain her quality of life, I feel warmth when I remember their faces and wonder how they are doing....it is the human connection.
Another connection most of us have is that we know someone who has faced cancer. It is hard to talk about cancer – but talking brings knowledge and knowledge brings power. Let’s overpower cancer.
October is breast cancer month. You will see that I have added pink to my site in support of PINK FOR OCTOBER. Pinkforoctober.org was created to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, get people talking about breast cancer, and raise money for research.
Hope is magical – hope gives people a reason to push forward. We can give the gift of hope by letting people know they are not alone in their battle. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Marnee Brick, MSc
Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of of Speech Therapy
TinyEYE Therapy Services (Speech Therapy Telepractice)