I never thought I would be in this position: telling a survivor story. I always thought of cancer as something far away; until one day, 2 and a half years ago, it hits home. It was back then when my mom, after her regular mammography checkup, found out she had a lump. A lump that ended up being diagnosed as stage 3 cancer (not ideal!). Treatment was recommended right away: doctors needed to remove the lump and she needed to go through radiation and chemotherapy. If my mom had not gone regularly every 6 months to check herself for breast cancer, I am pretty sure the story I would be telling right now could have been very different. Six months earlier there was nothing there, and six months later it was a cancer so advanced it could have taken her life within months.
We feel very blessed and happy that she is in remission now; but we also know not everyone has that story to tell. Breast Cancer Awareness and those routine checks, done even when nothing was showing up for years, allowed doctors to save her life.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The goal is to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. At Lulo, we're proud to join this cause.
For this month, we created a neck bow scarf dedicated to all those brave women out there. We want to donate all money from the sales of this neck bow scarf to AMESE.
AMESE as its acronym indicates it is a support to women with breast conditions. AMESE (support for women with breast diseases). They work to reach as many patients as they can in Colombia, with national organizations and international help as well, their main goal is to find the disease as early as possible, and once it is detected to give all the support to the patients and their families.
Join us in our mission to make everyone more conscious about breast Cancer.