This February is Cancer Prevention Month and this past Fall 2010 at the Food and Nutrition Conference Expo of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) had a distinguished speaker that made us more aware about breast cancer. There is no one who is a true woman of great influence but Nancy Brinker the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For further information about Cancer Prevention Month please click the American Institute of Cancer Research.
During her wonderful speech, she discuss about eight lessons to make the invisible real.
1. Work does stop in our homes! Take responsibility of our community and become a fundraiser.
2. Must have a vision and embrace with the end in mind! See and touch your vision. Learn to understand it. Nancy Brinker completed work vision is a “World without Breast Cancer.”
3. Play to your strengths! Find ways to be memorable and unique. Marketing is key particularly in October the wear pink for cancer awareness month.
4. Everyone makes mistakes! Response to them defines us and show how quickly we get back on track.
5. Teamwork! You need plenty of people to give you a hand. Susan G. Komen for Cure has incredible teamwork where they were able to with breast cancer for 30 years ago – had a 75% survival rate but now there is a 98% survival rate.
6. Stay Focus! Nancy Brinker stated that “A fish does not know when it is wet!” Pick a goal that you love and stay focus on it!
7. Preserve! People quit too soon so push forward. Nancy Brinker said that this is how the Race for the Cure was born by continuing on when all else failed.
8. Last but not least, Don’t let anyone tell you what is impossible! Nancy Brinker was told that no one will every participate in the Race for the Cure. She stated that because she face the vision, stay focus, always being a dreamer and then dream will make it happen!
So today go out and make to the invisible real!
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