It is the first day of October. The beginning of a very active month in my circle. Football season is in full swing. Virtually everyone in Alabama has picked a side. We will celebrate the coming of my first grandson. My best friend is getting married. A very busy month.
October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Many of us will take this time to acknowledge and commemorate those who have fought and are still fighting the insidious disease; breast cancer.
Many of you will gather along with countless others to “Race For The Cure” at numerous fundraising walk/runs around the country. As a survivor, this means a lot to me on a very personal level. Not only is October Breast Cancer Awareness month, but I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2010. It has been six years since diagnosis and five years since I completed treatment. Something to shout about, I’d say.
As a survivor, I feel I have a responsibility to speak out and remind others that this disease can attack anyone. Cancer does not discriminate. I also want my presence to serve as a reminder that a cancer diagnosis is no longer an automatic death sentence. We are still fighting for a cure through research and education.
This year I have decided that I will donate a portion of the profits from all sales of Dreams Of Tamar during October, to breast cancer research/awareness.
If you make your purchase during October, your purchase will help increase breast cancer awareness. If you would like to join in our efforts to support breast cancer research/awareness, you can purchase a copy of Dreams Of Tamar online at amazon.com books or at the createspace estore. We are currently enabling our website, palmarborpress.com to take online orders for signed copies of this insightful novel.