Please do not get into the frame of mind that breast cancer only occurs in the month of October. There are so many awareness initiatives out there these days it is hard to realise that real people actually go through the challenges of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other such health challenges. Sometimes we get so tied up in al the initiatives out there to raise awareness or fundraise we forget why we started in the first place.
Awareness is vital every day of the year, recognizing you have a challenge whether it is a health related one, a business or personal challenge, early detection will help. As a breast cancer survivor and the founder of Motivational Steps I realised early on that talking about health & wellness, wearing some item of pink clothing all the time and being passionate about what I care about and believe in raises lots of awareness. Cancer can happen at any time, not just in October, remembering to lead a healthy lifestyle, practice prevention, moderation and not be scared to go to the doctor is an all year round habit. October does its bit to raise awareness but be aware every day of the year, it really will help!