Did you? Did your money help at all? And what have you done beyond that?
Have you promised to take care of yourself? (I have.) Have you signed up to participate in research that will help others? (I have, and I'm waiting for a study that needs my demographic.)
We all know breast cancer sufferers and survivors, and we all know of someone who has succumbed. Right now I'm following the breast cancer stories of the wife of a colleague at work, and WhyMommy, a brilliant woman and fellow DCMoms (the soon-to-be succession of DC Metro Moms) writer. And my great-grandfather had breast cancer. As does a male war veteran friend of my parents. It's not just a women's issue.
It is predominantly a women's disease, though. Right now, statistics in the United States say that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Do this exercise, please: imagine in your mind a circle of eight women you love.
Whom would you have suffer?
What will you do about it?