LeAnne Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 1:12 pm
By: News On 6

I love October! The leaves changing colors, the cooler weather and the chance for me to share with others about breast cancer awareness. Every week I have some place to go and speak!

Last week I was invited to be the luncheon speaker at the Kiwanitas. These are the wives of Kiwanis members. At my table alone, there were 2 other breast cancer survivors. It's amazing the connection you feel to women who have shared a similar journey. They were so nice and asked some very good questions about breast cancer and my experience.

I also made a stop last week at Holland Hall. The girls' varsity volleyball team held a special awareness night. The team was playing their rival Casady from Oklahoma City and both teams were dressed in pink. It was "Dig Pink" night and was a chance to make people aware about early detection and raise a few dollars in hopes of finding a cure.

As a Holland Hall alum and survivor, I was invited to share a few thoughts before the game and I thanked the young women for stepping out and making a difference. While the team didn't win the match, they did make a big impact in the lives of patients.

This week, I'll be speaking at Asbury Church for their monthly "tweenagers" gathering. These are Senior Citizens with a zest for life. While I hope I'm able to share with them, I know I'll be able to learn from some of them as well.

LeAnne Taylor
Breast Cancer Survivor
Six in the Morning Anchor