In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I created this memorial scrapbook page honoring my maternal grandmother who died of the disease in 1953. She was just 40 years old.
While early detection and advanced treatment options have vastly improved survival rates, an estimated 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States during 2007. An estimated 40,460 women will die from breast cancer. It is estimated that 2,030 men will be diagnosed and 450 men will die of breast cancer during 2007.
My grandmother left a legacy of an unwavering faith, love of family, and a passion for teaching and literature.