These days, technology runs our refrigerators and washing machines, products can be delivered to our doorsteps in hours, and women are still dying of breast cancer at staggering rates.
The statistics are scary. According to National Breast Cancer Foundation:
But, there is some good news. Breast cancer rates are on the decline due to awareness, early detection and improved treatments. In addition to treatment, Emotional Support, Therapy and Service Animals can help ease cancer patients’ anxiety and help with a variety of tasks around the home.
Let’s break down the role of each:
All of these animals help cancer patients cope by relieving anxiety and stress, calming fears, lowering blood pressure and heart rate and releasing endorphins (aka happy hormones). They also provide needed distraction and encourage play and exercise.
Here are some helpful things you can do this October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
What are we doing? In honor of Breast Cancer we’re PINK-ing it up to spread awareness! We’ve called out some of our pink products to help you post, share, pin and do your thing on social media.
It’s time to stop breast cancer once and for all.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Great article! I have a friend that went thru cancer and her golden retriever was a huge comfort to her. After chemo treatments, Sparky would go and lay down with her and not leave her side. Dogs are AMAZING!! 🐶