Twenty years ago I was doing a self-examination & I found a small lump in my right breast. First I ignored it hoping it would go away but it didn't. I called the American Cancer Society & told them my situation. I didn't have health insurance & I needed to check it out. They couldn't have been sweeter finding me a doctor in my area. I was so young everyone said to me it's probably nothing. I hoped they were right but in my heart I knew something was wrong. Well I'm one of the lucky ones. I caught it early & I'm here to tell my story. I've now been cancer-free for 20 years. All I can tell you is do your self-examinations & get your mammograms. Since then I’ve been very involved with a fabulous organization the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition that has been working with the LGBT community towards their goal of breast cancer prevention since 1992.
MBCC is the only breast cancer non-profit working closely with a research organization Silent Spring Institute to investigate preventable, environmental causes of the disease. This work is funded through annual fundraising events like the upcoming Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention that takes place on Saturday October 22nd from 8P to Midnight in Brookline, Massachusetts. They will feature a silent auction with items donated from LGBT friendly businesses & DJ Triana will provide the music.
Refreshments including complimentary hors d’oeuvres & a cash bar will also be provided
Tickets are $40 in advance & $45 at the door. I talked to Cheryl Osimo Executive Director of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition in this exclusive audio byte.
For Info & Tix: mbcc.org
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