This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also known as Pink October. This international health campaign’s main goal is to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. In the US, the campaign started in 1985 with the objective of promoting mammography. Through the month people around the world wear pink ribbons to honor survivors, to remember those to the disease, and to support the progress being made to defeat breast cancer.
I met Sasha a little over a year ago. Since day one we just clicked! As the months passed by, I got to know more and more of this beautiful soul, and I’m so grateful to call her my friend.
Sasha was diagnosed in 2015 at age 26 with stage 3 breast cancer. She went through 6 rounds of chemo, a lumpectomy and 38 sessions of radiation. Through the support of her family and friends she overcame one of the most traumatic experiences of her life. Sasha shared her cancer journey through social media outlets and became the hope and inspiration for other women who needed guidance and a sense of positivity. Cancer has changed her perspective on life, spreads love and light through her infectious smile and charming personality. She is currently 5 years cancer free!
Sasha, thank you for sharing your story … xoxo Elisa