Amid the pink this month, have you sent a note to your friend who has breast cancer, especially metastatic breast cancer? Like the patient who has surgery and returns to a hospital room filled with cards of encouragement, flowers and regular visitors and then goes home to isolation, it’s easy to be forgotten when the initial shock of recurrent cancer fades. Yet, living with or dying from cancer is not just one hurdle. It is one after another, coming so fast at times it’s hard to focus on what is most urgent.
Not many women I know with MBC want pity. But everyone appreciates even the smallest gesture. Probably the easiest and quickest gesture you can make is sending a note by hand. Just a “thinking of you” kind of note is something that means a lot during those times of fear and isolation. A friend’s caring is always welcome.
Pick up a pen and send a note today to your friend. It may seem like a small gesture, but it will mean more than you can imagine. With all the beautiful art cards on the market these days, it is not difficult to choose a card that you can personalize with a message of support. If you don’t know what to say, however, you might like the cards that Papyrus shops are featuring this month that benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation.