I had the opportunity to do a boot camp for a group of breast cancer survivors this week. It was such an awesome experience! Two things really stood out to me about this group.

The first thing that stood out was the diversity of the group. There were women of all races, ages, sizes, and backgrounds. Cancer truly does not discriminate and can affect anybody at any time.

The other thing that stood out was how positive they all were! Laughing, smiling, and supporting each other the whole time. It was a sight to see.

They were all a part of a program at Huntsville Hospital called Surviving and Thriving. An awesome program that helps women overcome all of the obstacles that come after treatment. If you ran the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run this past weekend, you helped to fund this group.

Two takeaways that I would like for you to glean from this. The first is, please stay informed about breast cancer risks. Ask your health care provider which screening tests are best for you and how often you should do them.

The second take away is to never fight alone. Whether that is facing cancer, depression, or anything else. You are not alone. Get with a friend, find a group, talk to somebody. It is a hard step for a lot of people, but one you need to take