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108 Women Every Day

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Imagine 108 women your in life. It might sound a bit challenging at first, but if you actually wrote their names down, it would only take a couple minutes. Or you could look at a list of your Facebook friends and probably easily find 108. Think about what that list would look like. Who are they?They are mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, aunts, nieces, friends, co-workers, mentors, and neighbors.Think about all of the roles this group of women have in their families, their communities, and even your life. Think about how many lives are impacted by just your list of 108 women.
Now imagine that 108 women, like those on your list, die every day.Every Single Day...This country loses approximately 108 women due to Metastatic Breast Cancer because there is no cure.
While attending the Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s 9th annual Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference in Philadelphia, the women of the “Hear My Voice” outreach volunteers learned of this startling numbe…

LBBC Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

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I was blessed to spend this last weekend at the Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s (LBBC) ninth annual Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference in Philadelphia.It was an incredible experience as I met women from all over the country who were like me…women who are sharing the same feelings of hope, feelings of fear, and feelings of uncertainty facing the realities of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC).  As I sat on the plane, I thought about how lucky I was to be able to go this conference. But I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous about what I was heading into.I was a busy 44 year old mom of five who had walked into this mean diagnosis only eight months ago.I was suddenly going to be surrounded by women who have lived with this for several years, and some for many years.Women who have had multiple reoccurrences.Women who have had cancer in their lungs, on their liver, up and down their spine, and endured large amounts of physical as well as emotional pain.Was I really ready…