10.31.2020 – Traveling Trainers Donates to The Healing Chair

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OCTOBER 31, 2020 – Although the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily shut the operation down, Traveling Trainers recognizes the benefit The Healing Chair brings to Breast Cancer warriors in our communities. We believe a wellness journey includes the communities we live in. That’s why we decided to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a donation to The Healing Chair.

From their website:
“We believe that a warm embrace has the power to heal. Through the comfort of The Healing Chair and a circle of caring survivors and friends, our mission is to embrace and support breast cancer patients during the healing process. We loan reclining lift chairs to mastectomy patients to aid in their recovery at home after they are released from the hospital.”

A Brief History:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This awareness campaign began in 1985 and was promoted by Betty Ford, former First Lady, as she was a survivor of breast cancer herself. The main goal of the campaign was to educate women about breast cancer and early detection test such as mammograms. Now, thanks to Estee Lauder joining the campaign in 1992, those of us across the nation recognize the pink ribbon as a visual reminder of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Early Detection:
More than 90% of women survive for at least five years when they are diagnosed at the earliest stage of breast cancer. Many insurance companies begin covering regular mammograms at age 40, however, your doctor should be made aware of any family history of breast cancer as regular mammograms starting at age 30 could be recommended.

For more information visit: https://www.healingchair.org/ 

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