A breast cancer diagnosis for anyone is devastating.
A breast cancer diagnosis when you are a Mommy requires super powers.
While most breast cancers are diagnosed in woman over the age of 50 who are out of their child bearing years, there are thousands of women each year under the age of 50 diagnosed with breast cancer.
For these young women faced with the fight of their lives while raising a family and maintaining a home beating the odds may seem insurmountable.
A group of survivors and supporters found themselves in just this situation. Knowing that most Moms are guilty of always putting their family and their needs in front of their own, this group of survivors and supporters set out to help women going through treatment with some of the household burdens they had to juggle while they fought their cancer.
With determination and passion, Mommy Has Breast Cancer, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping relieve the burden on these young breast cancer survivors came to fruition in April 2011.
“Being a Mom, and raising great kids can be a challenge for any woman, but when you add in a diagnosis of breast cancer this task can become overwhelmingly impossible. Far too often women are left racked with guilt or not being well enough for their usual household responsibilities, and far too often patients must choose between rest or taking care of their children and sometimes even husbands.” according to the Mommy Has Cancer’s website.
“Breast Cancer is a disease that not only affects Mom, but affects the entire family adding to the stress and guilt patients often feel for placing this ‘burden’ on her family. We help relieve as many of these stressors as possible so that mom can rest, relax, and focus her energy on not just battling breast cancer, but mindfully conquering it.”
The thought process is you have to put your own oxygen mask on before you can help anyone else.
Through it’s nationwide list of caring and dedicated volunteers, Mommy Has Breast Cancer takes away some of the burden and guilt by providing everyday household services such as housekeeping, transportation, healthy meal preparation and childcare.
Mommy Has Breast Cancer is proud of the fact that at least 80% of every dime raised goes directly to women and families in need.
Donations and proud community supporters fund Mommy Has Breast Cancer and their valuable work in the community. They were also spotted at the C4YW , a national conference for woman affected by breast cancer. Women throughout the conference supported Mommy Has Breast Cancer and their fellow survivors by purchasing a clever “superwoman” t-shirt.
While these what activities bring in necessary funding and awareness, Mommy Has Breast Cancer is in definite need of volunteers in Illinois and across the country.
If you are a housekeeper, childcare provider, or transportation provider nationwide and you have always been looking for a way to join the fight, then Mommy Has Breast Cancer wants to hear from you.
Help give these Mommy’s the super powers they need to battle this deadly disease. Visit their website to see on you can join in the super power fight.