October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know that in Canada, about 74 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day?   In fact, it is estimated that this year, 26,900 women and 230 men will be diagnosed with the disease.  These are women (and men) of all ages. We all know someone who has or has had the disease, and we all know that it affects not just the individual diagnosed, but everyone who cares about them too. For more information about breast cancer, please see the Canadian Cancer Society’s website. Having recently had a recall on my own mammogram (thankfully everything was fine) and with friends, family and colleagues who have received a breast cancer diagnosis, we feel it’s important to remind everyone that the greatest wealth is health. Live healthfully. Get screened. Reach out and support those living with the disease.