The chill in the air reminds us that summer is over and Autumn is upon us. You can smell it in the air, you can see it in the trees and you can feel it as life turns ever so slightly more serious from the days of summer. Although we will miss summer, Autumn is a beautiful time of the year!
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This issue of Lehigh Valley Woman is dedicated to a better understanding of this life threatening disease and the growing number of ways to detect, treat and survive its impacts. Our cover store - The American Cancer Society: Real Men Wear Pink Campaign on pages 22-23. Read their story about how the men from across the community raise awareness and funds in the fight to end breast cancer. There's also information on the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 22nd.
Breast Cancer Awareness month means even more to me now being a breast cancer survivor myself. Read about my cancer journey 'An Uplifting Moment' on page 9.
Having a cancer diagnosis is difficult. Finding help and support shouldn't be. Emotional support programs connect newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with breast cancer survivors. Read this issue to find out more about local and regional businesses, professionals and nonprofit groups who offer support and treatment. Learn about opportunities for all of us to better understand and survive breast cancer.
In health and happiness.
Celeste Kline and Linda Hunsicker, Publishers