I just realized this morning that all the Cancer Awareness months are so well known that individuals do not stop to think that there are a couple of months on the Cancer Awareness Calendar that do not have any cancer related to them; August and December.
Why is that? Did someone decide to go on a cancer awareness holiday?
Cancer is not defined by a week, a month, or a year; it is everyday. Those who are currently battling cancer, those who have survived do not get to take an awareness holiday. It is now a part of their lives forever. If you are currently battling; your days are filled with anxiety, hope, and fear. If you have survived cancer you also have the same anxiety, hope and fear, although it may be of a different scope.
While there are some cancer awareness events held during these months, they may not be as well attended as families take vacation, some get ready for college, a new school year begins in many communities, and everyone just wants to enjoy the end of summer.
I get it, life gets busy. But to cancer patients/survivors/families this disease does not take a holiday.
We need to keep the converation going, keep cancer awareness in our sights, and continue to Unite in the Fight.