When I saw a picture of my friend Kris wearing this t-shirt, I knew I had to have it for the blog. Thanks for getting me one, Kris!
Kris was part of the “Boobs on a Mission” team that participated in an event to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
(From the website http://support.gloriagemma.org): The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation was established in 2004 in memory of our mom and in honor of her courageous fight against breast cancer. Our mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, and generate funding for critical breast health programs that are in desperate need of being brought to fruition. Our promise is that 100% of the net proceeds will remain right here in our local community. We recognize breast self examination as a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer. We also recognize all of the breast health care providers as essential partners in the war against this disease.
Ironically, our quest to help other women and men cope with this disease would force us down a road too often traveled. Not only did our mom Gloria suffer from breast cancer, but our sister Gloria was recently diagnosed with this horrific disease. At the young age of 41, our sister was faced with enduring this disease…again. Because of our proactive approach to breast self exam and early detection, our sister was fortunate to have found her cancer early. Her courage and determination have prevailed.
Chances are you are visiting our site because you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer. You’ve come to the right place! The simple facts are that one in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and one woman dies from this disease every 13 minutes in the U.S. Did you know that men can get breast cancer too? Over 2,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and over 450 will die from this disease.
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