Woman writes cookbook after sister is diagnosed with breast cancer
Oct 21, 2011
Anna Murray, whose maiden name is Purificato, is very proud of her Italian roots, and when her sister got diagnosed with breast cancer, she thought she would bring her Italian cuisine to life. She decided to write a cookbook of all the recipes and have the proceeds go toward breast cancer research, according to Fox News.
"I decided I would make a little family cookbook and make copies for all the girls who were getting married at the time," Murray told the news source. "I had about 50 recipes by the time she was diagnosed, so I thought 'Why not turn this into a little fundraiser?'"
Not only does she want to raise money, but she wants to raise awareness. Her sister missed only one year of her annual mammograms and which is when she got the disease. Her sister lost her battle with the disease in 2010, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is the second most common form of cancer among women behind skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, following lung cancer.