Weekly October inspiration in honor of breast cancer awareness month is back. Our first quote for 2019 is from Pierre de Coubertin.
The important thing in life is not the triumph but the fight.
One of the reasons I like this quote for this month is because while the ultimate goal of breast cancer awareness month is to conquer the disease (for an individual patient) and find a cure for all, it is often the fight to get there that brings our communities together. I think of all the people who sign up to participate in rallies and walks, the small businesses that create t-shirts, cards and gifts to help show those enduring the disease their love and support and all the work by doctors, nurses and researchers do to take care of their patients and push science forward.
Our final inspirational quote for breast cancer awareness is a reminder that the journey to a cure is long but we have the strength to get there. She was on a journey that required her to be fierce. She was up to the task.
It’s nearly impossible to go through a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery without a good team behind you. So thank you to all the friends, family, nurses, doctors and researchers out there supporting breast cancer patients. Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.
This week’s installment of breast cancer awareness inspiration is short and sweet: Small Steps. Every Day. Each day, each treatment all lead us down a path towards our ultimate goal: freedom from this disease.
My name is Meredith Collie. I am a wife, mother and small business owner. I am also the daughter and granddaughter of breast cancer survivors. Flamingos For A Cure is an extension of my stationery business with the intention of raising money to fight this disease and support all who are affiliated with it.