Breast Day Ever!


I remember as I was growing up and there were physical changes happening in my body that I wanted to understand but was too afraid to ask. Back then, Google wasn't around yet so I had to rely on either school textbooks or my best friend's opinions.

It was awkward too when people starts giving me baby bras as gifts. It was more awkward during high school. Some say I'm gifted so I look funny when I run on our school PE uniform or when I wear sleeveless tops. Girls will label you a slut while boys would call you hot. It was pretty annoying. Maybe that's why I wasn't so open talking about it.

When I went to college, I learned about the breast cancer illness. Though I'm not fully knowledgeable of the entire illness, I know it's something scary... something that needs to be prevented. We never had talks at school (or I just didn't know). But I would have loved to attend one.

That's why I'm glad to share with you that there's an event happening on June 24, 2015 at SM Megamall, 11AM - 5PM. This event was organized by three Organizational Communication students from De La Salle University in partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care Inc.

The event is composed of 5 rotating sessions with speakers from the organization, breast cancer survivors and breast cancer advocates that revolves around different topics about breast cancer and they wanted it to be different from those 'seminar' types so they designed it to have a very festive and youthful vibe. They will also have performances, games and booths related to breast cancer.

If I'm not mistaken, this event was initially for college students but they have opened the event to other women like me who wants to learn more about breast cancer. If by the end, they need volunteers to help them with their advocacy, I'm more than willing to help out. As their poster says... Bobbie-nvolved.

I think these kind of events should also be open to younger generations like high school students so that at a very young age, they'd be aware of the illness and help out in spreading the knowledge to others to help prevent it.

Together, let's fight breast cancer. As they say, the best protection is early detection.

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I hope to see you there!

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