Betty Ford had the soul of a dancer. Her refreshing and courageous candor broke down the walls of silence surrounding breast cancer and addiction. She tirelessly championed the Equal Rights […]
Hold on tightly to the things you love and get rid of the things you don’t. – Hoda Kotb Hoda Kotb, Today Show co-host, Dateline correspondent, and breast cancer survivor, […]
You cannot change the wind, but you can adjust the sails. Elizabeth Anania Edwards is being laid to rest today beside her beloved son Wade. I don’t think she […]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (1984) is only three years older than Domestic Violence Awareness Month 1987). So, why is pink the predominant color in October? Nancy G. Brinker. If you think […]
In October. Advertising Age, the bible of advertisers and marketers in the US, has hundreds of articles about how linking a product to breast cancer awareness will boost sales. Their editors and subscribers […]
Physical abuse is no longer just about bruises and broken bones. Emotional abuse is about more than hurt feelings.
The long-term health impacts of domestic violence (DV) are being characterized as “epidemic” and a “national scourge” by Robert S. Thompson, MD, because DV affects between 25% and 54% of women in their adult lifetimes, and a disproportionate number of these women experienced physical or sexual abuse as a child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,200 women are killed (three each day) and 2 million are injured each year from intimate partner violence (IPV). This impacts 15.5 million children.