I lost two more vibrant friends last month, and to be honest I’m getting sick of it. Sick of watching family and friends stand up fiercely and sometimes win the fight, and sometimes succumb to defeat.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know we get inundated with pledge forms and emails about this walk or that, but if you’ve been touched by it, you know how important it is we all help fight this terrible disease.
So I’m asking you to do 2 simple things:
Firstly, this Saturday, the W Network is airing the documentary About Her. About Her is a moving and powerful one-hour documentary that captures the brave and honest stories of nine young women from across Canada, who share their experiences openly, with grace, rage, acceptance and much humour. It also features the voice talents of our beloved Canadian
actress Kim Cattrall. It airs Saturday at 1pm est, repeats on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. and will also be shown on OWN, October 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Grab your tissues and watch it.
Secondly, please take a moment to visit Rethink Breast Cancer. It’s an innovative charity that reaches out to young people concerned about and affected by breast cancer. 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of this Canadian charity which brings bold, relevant awareness to the under 40s crowd; fosters a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, responds to the unique needs of young (and youngish) women going through it. By taking a breakthrough approach to all aspects of breast cancer – medical research, support, public awareness and fundraising – Rethink Breast Cancer is thinking differently about how to beat breast cancer.