Each year, an estimated 22 women out of 100,000 die in Florida due to breast cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Thousands more successfully battle the disease.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, Westchase Patch would like to take a moment to recognize all women facing this devastating disease. We’d also like to open up our comments section and the photo gallery on this story for women and their families to share their personal experiences.
We want to hear about your ups, downs and personal victories. We’d also like to hear your tips for surviving breast cancer. We’d especially like to hear from family members who have stood by their loved ones - whether they won or lost the battle.
Have you or a loved one fought back against breast cancer? Tell your story in the comments section. Perhaps you’ve taken part in a Making Strides event or another fundraiser to help others facing the disease? Share your inspiring photos with Patch readers by clicking on the green-and-white button that says "Upload Your Photos and Videos."