It was still very clear in my head. The time between her breathing began to stretch out with many seconds. Her breathing pattern, too, became louder. It was still in the afternoon, and we were able to exchange a few thank yous and even reminisce happy memories. We were still waiting for her parents to arrive from Nueva Ecija, and she bravely hung on. And after everyone has come, she finally let go and die. It was past midnight. My cousin-in-law, whose body was overwhelmed with a disease that spread exceptionally, died of breast cancer.
the sad truth about breast cancer
A study conducted by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development said that one in 13 Filipinos would develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Sadly, my cousin-in-law got it. She died at age 45. Her sister died too of the same cause about a decade ago.
the best way to beat breast cancer
The Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society reported, too, that our country has the highest prevalence of breast cancer among 197 countries. And one best way to beat the disease is early detection. There is a need then to educate women on the importance of early detection.
run and walk for breast cancer
Very timely that Avon Philippines teams up with Color Manila for the Pink Light Night Run and Walk for Breast Cancer 2019. The purpose of the night run and walk is to raise awareness of the disease. it also aims to educate every woman that breast self-exam is one of the surest ways to detect it early.
no one left in the dark about breast cancer
I find this partnership so noble. Avon Philippines has been a loyal supporter of this cause. Teaming up with Color Manila all the more highlights it belief that no woman should be left in the dark about breast cancer.
The Pink Light Night Run and Walk for Breast Cancer will happen on Saturday, October 19 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds. This event also marks the return of Avon’s signature run and walk, an annual initiative that garnered a large following through the years.
the Pink Light Night Run and Walk for Breast Cancer
Everyone can join the night run and walk by running in either 3K, 5K, or 10K distance. All participants will also receive a distinctive pink light headlamp to guide them through the night. And as they go through the course, they will also get caked in bright pink powder along the way.
I could still vividly remember how my cousin-in-law’s breathing patterns changed as her body began to shut down slowly. Perhaps, it’s one scene I would never forget. That is also one scene I do not want to see anymore nor do not want to experience myself. And it would help a lot if I start with the breast self-exam. After all, early detection is a sure weapon until we have a cure.