Mobe | Honoring breast cancer survivors

Honoring breast cancer survivors

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re reflecting on what that means to some of our MOBE participants. This month our blog features a guest post by Emily, a MOBE Guide who shares a special message for participants affected by breast cancer.

Mere color can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde

Isn’t it also true that one color can speak to thousands of souls in the same way? Color is powerful. While in many parts of the country the trees are turning hues of gold, amber, and crimson, October adorns itself in pink worldwide.

This is the time we gather with little pink ribbons and hope-filled hearts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women. More than 240,000 women per year are diagnosed with the disease.

It seems hard to find a single person who hasn’t been affected by breast cancer. For me, it is my mother, my mother-in-law, and several dear family friends. What about you?

Many MOBE participants are breast cancer survivors and it’s moving to hear their powerful stories. Their recovery didn’t end with medical treatment. It is a continued journey toward good physical, mental, and emotional health. As MOBE Guides, we have the amazing privilege to walk alongside our participants as they make strides toward renewed health.

To our participants and loved ones who faced breast cancer, we at MOBE celebrate you! You are strong. You are courageous. You are beautiful.



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