In Pink Ribbon
activities news, the breast cancer support group Carolina Breast Friends recently took a novel approach to support for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The recently opened Pink House offers women a haven for information, inspiration and tips from survivors, the South Charlotte Weekly reports.
Victims of breast cancer are given care packages with goods and inspirational quotes to give them guidance through what can be a difficult chemotherapy process. Volunteer survivors at the Pink House mentor the recently diagnosed and support victims and family members alike.
“I felt supported every step of the way,” survivor Kim Vater told the news source. “That is the key. I never felt alone.”
Carolina Breast Friends teams up with other local and national breast cancer initiatives to pool efforts through events and fundraisers. On July 18, motorcyclist Tamela Rich attended an event at Pink House marking her return from a cross-country motorcycle trek raising breast cancer awareness
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, affecting more than 200,000 women annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pink ribbon initiatives raise breast cancer awareness by informing women of potential risk factors, like family history, age and alcohol use.