BECAUSE CANCER PATIENTS FIGHT EVERYDAY-
THE TIME IN BETWEEN
It is 23rd October, exactly twenty two days into the month dedicated to tailored
activities of raising breast cancer awareness (steps
to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages, ways to reduce
chances of suffering from it, signs and symptoms to look out for and most important
actualize ways of helping those who are suffering from it.) It is the month
when female celebrities grace magazine covers without bras and it also the time
when celebrities and everyone who has a social media page puts up messages to
show support for those suffering from breast cancer. Brands and franchises’
also get an opportunity to give back to the society by rallying their customers
to contribute towards helping the affected. Do not get me twisted all these are
splendid things to do.
|photo courtesy of: www.facebook.com/carolinemutoko|
But what is going to happen when October comes to an end? Will you wait for October 2016 to do something? Or will it be an appalling story of someone suffering from breast (or any other form of cancer) aired on television or printed on the dailies that will awaken your sympathy? Then get so mad at the government for failing to revamp cancer treatment facilities, have couple of minutes of guilt for all the time you have been ungrateful for your good health, quickly ask God to forgive you for such times, run to dr. google to find out whether you exhibit any symptoms of cancer and finally with self-assurances put all that behind you and move on.
What if that was to change? Support for those suffering from cancer and those affected by its consequences is not a destination and is definitely more than an event. Cancer patients fight every day, and so my support and yours should be accorded on a daily basis. It could be little cash that you consciously plan to put aside and once it has accrued channel it to help. Or a plan to pray for all those that cancer has affected daily: you can do this as an individual or in a group (WhatsApp group, bible study group, work colleagues, etc.) Anything that you can give or do, do not wait for an event or rather do not stop after an event.
PS: I have already started taking my advice…I hope you will follow up…I know you will follow up. Thank you