Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon

When you think of Breast Cancer Awareness, what is your first thought? Do you think of pink bracelets, pink ribbons, or 5K runs? Do you think of a beloved family member or cherished friend who has been affected by this horrible disease? Do you think of a teenager or 20 something? Chances are that you might not! Did you know that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women ages 15-40? ** Breast cancer is a non-discriminating disease that affects women of all ages, all social classes, and all ethnicities. (It can even strike men too.)

I stumbled upon this website today when I found a link to it on Pintrest. The pictures on the site really impacted me! It's incredible to see exactly what these ladies have endured though. I admire the badges of courage that they wear on their chests, in the form of their scars. These are not just any women; they are brave women! Women who are in the fight of their lives, and  are not afraid to share their struggles with others. I love the way that they show people that a woman's beauty is not defined by her breasts alone. They are not hiding behind a cute t-shirt; they're spreading the truth in the most natural of showing others the true faces of Breast Cancer, in the hopes that their stories will reach others. The women on that website are some of the most beautiful ladies I've ever seen; their pictures have left a mark on me.I hope that they will touch you as well.

Please re-post the link and share information about The SCAR Project with all of your loved ones!

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