Breast Cancer Affects Us All | British Swim School

Breast Cancer Affects Us All

bc-sliderAccording to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2015, there are more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.

We want to shout out to the moms, grandmas, aunts, cousins, sisters and others who support and love our little swimmers – you make the world go ‘round. Carpools, warm towels, consistent attendance (and so much more) all happen because you. Thank you so much!

If you currently know anyone battling any illness, here are some parent/kid activities that may brighten their day.

• Make a card together. Here is a cool site that shows how to make 40 kid-friendly cards. Some nice words and a little glitter can go a long way.

• Make a photo book. There are hundreds of websites where you can pick and choose your favorite pictures and make high quality books at a low price. A personalized package in the mail full of smiling loved ones is the ultimate pick-me-up.

• Take a video during lessons. Our phones are the ultimate camcorders that used to be only for the wealthy! Take a video of your young one swimming in the pool and share that sense of pride with the push of a button.

• Write a poem or song. The gift of poetry or music is straight from the heart. Depending on the child’s age, take some time to tap into their gifts. Whether hip-hop or a haiku, your loved one will be touched by the effort and creativity.

Chances are that you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Together, we can brighten the days of those battling breast cancer or anything else. And to those of you who are, keep your head up – we are rooting for you!