This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every year there seems to be more activities available to participate in raising awareness and money to fight breast cancer in the Atlanta area. Most people are aware of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. This year it is being held October 19-21, 2012. There are a variety of other events listed on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Atlanta website.
On October 20, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Stonecrest Library will be the host site for the Pink Heart Awareness Conference. The guest speaker for the conference is breast cancer survivor, Shondia McFadden-Sabari. All ages are invited to attend this conference.
Sometimes when we or a loved one goes through a situation it is comforting to read stories where characters experience similar situations. I was touched deeply by breast cancer over a decade ago when a friend died at the age of thirty. Below are a list of books where the characters are breast cancer survivors.
- Life on the Refrigerator Door: notes between a mother and daughter by Alice Kuipers
- Love In Bloom by Sheila Roberts
- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
- Love Life by Ray Kluun
- Time Is a River by Mary Alice Monroe
- The Last Beach Bungalow by Jennie Nash