MY MOTHER WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER, SO IN ORDER TO HELP HER THROUGH THIS, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN ON THE SUBJECT.
BELOW ARE SOME LINKS THAT I HAVE FOUND VERY HELPFUL FOR THE PERSON DIAGNOSED AND FOR THE CAREGIVER.
FOR ALL OF MY FELLOW KROGER SHOPPERS, YOU CAN ALSO HELP. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE SECTION TITLED "WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP" AND PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG TO EVERYONE THAT READS YOUR BLOGS. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!!
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING ELSE THAT MAY BE HELPFUL TO US, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH US.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE CAREGIVER:
CAREGIVERS OF WOMEN WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER THIS IS A 20 PAGE PDF BOOKLET
THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY HAS 10 TIPS FOR THE CANCER CAREGIVER
VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR SOMEONE WITH BREAST CANCER:
COPING WITH THE COST OF CARE THERE IS A LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO A 102 PAGE BOOKLET. IT IS FULL OF INFORMATION COVERING EVERYTHING FROM INSURANCE TO PLACES THAT MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR YOUR CARE AND YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS. THIS IS A MUST READ!
WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP:
The Wellness Community provides professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people affected by cancer at no charge so that no one faces cancer alone.
They are pleased to announce a new fundraising program that allows you to support TWC every time you shop at Kroger - at no cost to you!! You can go here “THE "FUNDING HOPE CARD" for more information.
YOU CAN DONATE SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS HERE: SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE
YOU CAN DONATE YOUR TIME OR YOUR MONEY HERE: THE NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
TAKE A STAND!! From now through the end of October, show you're taking a stand against breast cancer by creating a customizable character in honor of someone special at http://www.oneaday.com/takeastand. For each character created, the One A Day brand will make a donation to a breast cancer cause selected by consumers. Breast Cancer Network of Strength is one of the selected beneficiaries so be sure to visit and select Network of Strength! One a Day will donate $0.10 for every character created and coupon redeemed with a combined maximum donation of $75,000.00. (see specially marked coupons in participating newspapers). There is also a $1 printable coupon on this page.