That’s right – it’s October, and you know what that means… It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
So folks, here is the first public service announcement of October from Gorgeous Fabrics. If you are a woman over the age of 40, please, please schedule your annual mammogram. Mammograms save lives, people. I speak from experience. I was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer almost 4 years ago. I had no family history of the disease, and I had none of the risk factors that would have raised any flags. Yet there I was, sitting in the doctor’s office looking at that little cluster of dots, heart in my throat and dread in my stomach. One in eight. That’s how many women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that number is not decreasing. So go get it done. It doesn’t hurt, and it may save your life.
This year, Gorgeous Fabrics will donate 10% of all cut fabric sales in October to the Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center. That was where I was diagnosed, and the BCC provides care and support to tens of thousands of women in the Northeast Massachusetts area. Let’s make this a banner year and do everything we can to stamp out breast cancer!