She named her tumor Charlie. And when her breast, along with Charlie, was removed, she called her new breast Chance. “She” is Abby and she is a breast cancer survivor.
Abby is fortunate for a second chance at living a full and productive life. She willingly shares her story, from detection to reconstruction, to help others be more informed about the disease.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Kapiʻolani Community College has scheduled several activities to provide information and to identify resources to help those affected by breast cancer through early detection and support services.
Pink is said to be the color of compassion. Show that you care and express your awareness by wearing pink every Tuesday in October.
Stay tuned for activities planned for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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