Breast Cancer doesn’t have an awareness problem.
It has a “how can I help?” problem.
We’re pretty sure you’re aware of Breast Cancer. Maybe even painfully aware. With 1 in 8 women diagnosed in their lifetime, you likely know someone, work with someone, or maybe even love someone who’s fighting the battle right now. And you probably also know someone who’s survived breast cancer.
Take a minute, her name will come to you.
That’s what happens when a disease becomes so prevalent that it feels like someone else we know is getting it (and yes, beating it) every day. We give it its own month, talk about the numbers, raise money, and wear pink. We join the fight, click the link, wear the t-shirt, raise awareness. It feels good to help because we know what help looks like.
And then it happens. Someone you know is diagnosed and you’re standing face to face with them, shocked and completely unaware of what she needs or what you can do to help. No pink ribbon is going to make her better. No donation is going to change her diagnosis. So you do what we all do—you say something nice, try to be encouraging, make a polite offer to help with whatever she needs… and wait for her to tell you exactly what that is.
If you’ve ever heard yourself say something polite like, “Let me know if there’s anything you need” this page is for you.
It’s not groundbreaking research or medical advice. You can find that here. It’s just real world, anybody can do this, don’t wait for someone to ask, things you can do to help someone you care about get through a really tough time.