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14
Oct 17

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for extra focus on fighting this disease, honoring and supporting those who have suffered from it, and taking action against it through self-examinations and mammograms.

According to BreastCancer.org, “about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and about 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017.”

Early detection through regular screening tests can dramatically increase survival rates when cancer is found early. For more information about early detection, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. offers a free download of their resource guide, “3 Steps to Early Detection.”

The American Breast Cancer Foundation offers an assistance program to help with early detection and “has provided more than 46,300 grants for breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services through its Breast Cancer Assistance Program. As a result of ABCF’s funding, over 1,300 grant recipients have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and were able to take the next step toward breast health.”

There are many inspirational stories of survival that show us the importance of early detection and taking the time to pay close attention to our health. According to The American Breast Cancer Foundation, there are 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today and more research findings and breakthroughs are happening every day as a result of continued awareness.

National Breast Care Foundation Founder, Janelle Hail is one of those inspirational stories. Her diagnosis in 1980 led her to create a foundation that now educates individuals and their loved ones about the disease, promotes early detection, and offers a bounty of resources to us all in the fight against breast cancer.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation also provides a wide array of resources, inspirational stories and a bold goal to “reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.”

An admirable goal, and one we can all support. (Sooner is fine, too!)

From our hearts to yours, we wish you and your families the best of health.

-The Weidner Team

 

 

5
Oct 17

Weidner Cares Team in Minnesota

Weidner Cares Team in Minnesota
Weidner Cares Team in Minnesota

The Weidner Cares Team recently lent their time and talents to Community Emergency Service in Minnesota. CES provides “high-quality direct service to people in need. Through direct aid relief, advocacy, referral, guidance and prayer support, if desired, CES seeks to strengthen families and individuals. The goal of CES is to move them beyond crisis to financial stability, as well as emotional health, personal growth, and spiritual depth.”

The Weidner Cares team partnered with CES to plant flowers, install new Plexiglas on the stained glass windows and cleaned and painted just about every wall in the facility for a bright, new look. The food pantry also got a makeover where the team painted a mural.

Volunteers who were not busy cleaning and organizing helped with Meals-on-Wheels, a project very close to CES’ heart. Community Emergency Service Meals on Wheels (MOW) “is an important solution to both short term emergency and long term living situations and hunger facing many people in the community. It is designed to deliver a prepared, nutritious, hot noon meal—Monday through Friday—to homebound seniors and, in some cases, physically disabled non-seniors who are unable to manage their own meal preparation.”

In addition to providing hot meals to their neighboring community, CES also provides food to their animals through their “Animeals” program. Those who can’t afford to feed their pets are assisted with dog and cat food donations. The storage area for the Animeals program needed a little loving care, so the volunteers cleaned and organized the area to create more room for sorting the food to feed the furry friends.

We’re grateful to have the opportunity to help out this special organization and wish CES much success in all they do for this wonderful community. Thanks, CES, and great job, Minnesota team!

 

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