My name is Beverly Brehl, and at the age of 33, when my son was just 3 months old, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The form of breast cancer I have is particularly aggressive, and by the time I was diagnosed it had already spread to my liver and my bones. I will be fighting this disease every day for the rest of my life. On October 13, you can help me.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A lot of attention will be placed on early detection and how great survivorship is when cancer is caught early. But breast cancer is not always caught early, and especially for women like myself who generally don't even receive mammograms (because we're "too young"), breast cancer is still a deadly disease.
Saturday, October 13 is Metatstatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Did you know that over 40,000 women die of breast cancer each year in the US alone? By supporting research, you can help in the fight to identify better treatments to extend the lives of women like me, and eventually find a cure.
I want to raise awareness of the realities of living with this disease, with an emphasis on LIVING. Something I love to do is sing, so please join me for KARAOKE FOR THE CURE on Saturday October 13 from 5-9 pm at Burt's Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City. If you can't make it in person, you can donate here. All proceeds will go directly to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to fund cancer research.