Blog by Erin Jones M.A., M.Ed., LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
“A cancer diagnosis involves so much more than the get well wishes, good intentions, and heartbroken expressions on the faces of those who care about us. Unless you have faced it, walked through it, and contemplated those unknowns, it is difficult to share the experience with others in a way that provides meaningful comfort.”
October. It is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is a month that can truly represent change in many ways.
As the leaves start to turn colors we are reminded that change is literally in the air. We can see it, smell it, and feel it. It is interesting to me that Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) was to be observed during this month. BCAM was enacted in 1985 with the intent to promote awareness and encourage screening for the disease. As the second most prevalent cancer among women in the US, it strikes about one in eight American women and over two million worldwide each year. It is second only to skin cancer.
However, if you consider all those who are diagnosed and their loved ones, the disease truly impacts us all. With a cancer diagnosis comes all kinds of emotions, logistics, and complex considerations. It is a difficult journey that requires support and tangible encouragement to navigate.
Join us from 6-7:30 PM at our Loveland office every second Tuesday of the month where you will find love, support, and encouragement through the journey. This group is offered free of charge. Sometimes the simplest expression of support can make all the difference, sometimes it is just being heard-not fixed that helps. Other times it is being treated through a living lens versus a dying lens. People mean well. Truly, they just want to help because they care so deeply. Yet, having others who have actually walked in your shoes and navigated the issues involved can be so much help. You are not alone, we fight together!
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