My step-mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor.
A friend of mine wasn’t so lucky. She lost her fight with the disease a few years ago.
None of the other important women in my life — my wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law, or sister-in-law — have ever been diagnosed, but statistically speaking the probability that one of them, or somebody else I care about, will be is quite high.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society breast cancer statistics page, one in nine women is diagnosed in her lifetime. One in 27 dies of it.
Let’s do something about it.