Have you ever thought about volunteering your time to help out the Breast Cancer society? Many people actually do this on a regular basis and some go to great extremes.
It’s such a noble and respectable thing to do, but few can truly appreciate it until they or someone they know has benefited from such generosity.
Getting diagnosed with breast cancer is absolutely horrendous and the treatments are no walk in the park, so any kind gesture for people on such dreaded journey is HUGE!
Just the other day we came across an article about a man who has decided to go for a month without spending any money in order to help support the breast cancer cause.
The story says that Kevin Zarlengo, who is 28, is planning to spend the month of May by spending no money at all. Of course he will still have to pay his bills. But he doesn’t intend to spend any money on sundries such as food or going out to restaurants or paying for gas.
All of the money that he saves will be donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer which happens on May 31 and June 1 of this year.
In order to feed himself he is planning on offering his services to friends and family. In return all he will ask for is a meal. Kevin’s end goal is to hopefully raise $1,800 for the cause.
Another article that we came across is centered around Medicare and Breast cancer. While Medicare does provide women with a rebate for having mammograms, for example. The amount of the rebate is totally outdated and has not been linked to inflation for many, many years. At least this is true in the United States but not in other countries.
Kerri-Anne Kennerly is leading the way on this topic for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. She personally has been touched by breast cancer. Two years ago after undergoing a mammogram a lump was found. When she went for a pre-operative MRI a second lump was discovered.
In Australia the cost of a breast MRI is around $555 and is not something that every woman can afford. Then on top of this there are all the other costs associated with going through treatment.
Kerri-Anne is hoping that as of 2014, Australian women will at last start receiving some type of rebate for breast mammograms and MRI’s.
Making a Difference
These are two different types of story. In the first Kevin is working to raise money for Breast cancer, while in the second Kerri-Anne is fighting for woman’s rights. Both are just as important as each other.
If you have thought about volunteering in some way, why not make this year the time to start. There will be plenty of breast cancer walks and runs happening around the country beginning next month. Why not find one near you and see how you can help out.