Although it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we should all be aware of all cancers. And I when I say aware, I just mean aware. I don’t mean people should obsess over the fact that they may get cancer one day. I just mean to know the facts about cancer. Such as, how to spot it, how to check for it, what the odds are, ways to prevent it, etc. The more people know about the different kinds of diseases and how they can be prevented, then it is simple as that, they just need to know.
I am a proud volunteer of the Keep A Breast Foundation for Canada. The reason I absolutely love and support this foundation is because they get awareness out to teens and young adults. That’s a very important issue: getting teens and young adults educated about things that actually matter. I am nineteen years-old and at my age, I know quite a few people who smoke cigarettes. For me, it’s a touchy subject. I really don’t want to have to tell them that smoking can lead to cancer, because they probably already know that and hear it enough. The thing with young people though, is that when you tell them that doing something is bad, it will make them want to do it even more. But that’s what the Keep A Breast Foundation does. Even though most teens and young adults don’t realize they’re supporting a breast cancer foundation, as they follow the trend they’re helping out a lot. By the trend, I mean “I ❤ boobies” bracelets and shirts.