Raising awareness & funds for young women age 40 and under in Nebraska.
While uncommon, breast cancer does affect women under the age of 40 and there is little communication and educational material for these women. Too often we hear the stories of our past recipients either ignoring a sign or a doctor telling them they are too young to worry about breast cancer. Our youngest recipient was 21 years old, so it can affect young women. We encourage women not to fall into the "too young" concept and be vigilant of the signs. If something seems different, then demand that it be checked out. Too many young women let cancer get established before taking action, which can be too late.
Breast cancer is dramatic for any woman, but younger women face a variety of different challenges than women that are older. Younger women worry about:
- will I be able to have children after treatment?
- will my career have to wait as I go through treatment?
- how will I pay my bills if I'm single?
- will I need to move back with my parents since I can't work?
- will I find someone after the surgeries and losing my hair?
- will I be too sick to be with my friends and experience things?
It's our goal to help younger women realize they are not alone and help connect and be there for them.
Annual Beat Breast Cancer Mud Volleyball Tournament - Our Signature Event
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