*Magnify*
SPONSORED LINKS
Creative fun in
the palm of your hand.
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/forums/item_id/1312275-Letters-of-Life-Love--Hope
Rated: 18+ · Message Forum · Writing · #1312275
A writing activity in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge



I am not a breast cancer survivor, neither have I had any family member experience or deal with it. However, I have been blessed to know and care for some wonderful women who have to face and deal with such a life-changing disease on a daily basis. Their stories of courage and strength has inspired me in more ways than one, and my hope is that this challenge will encourage others in some little way.

Here are some sobering facts to consider:

*Bullet* One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
*Bullet* Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
*Bullet* Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
*Bullet* Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the U.S (alone) will be diagnosed with breast
cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
*Bullet* Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer
and approximately 410 will die each year.

However, there is some good news in the race for a cure! There has been a decline in death rates especially among women 50 and older since 1990. This is all due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options. *Heart*

So how does this concern you? Besides being more aware of it - and not simply brushing it aside as just another 'awareness thing' - I'd like to encourage the writers of Writing.com to use their creativity with this challenge. Whether it's to honor someone you know right now, or someone who has passed away, or even if you do not know anyone personally, but still feel the need to share your thoughts about it (even if story ventures toward the 'dark'), we want to hear from you.

You are to write a letter to this person, or to the disease itself (in the abstract), or tell a story or write a poem in letter form. In other words, when reading your entry, it should come across as a direct address to someone (or something). I feel it gives it a more personal touch, and my hope is that those who read it will feel just as moved and encouraged to keep on fighting or to give much-needed hope to those who feel lost and alone.


Learn more: Susan G. Komen - Find the Cure  


BCA Guidelines


*Bulletv* Entries can be 'stories', prose, or poetry.
*Bulletv* Entries can be written in a letter format (not strictly).
*Bulletv* Entries must not exceed the 18+ rating.
*Bulletv* 'Stories' and prose must not exceed 1,000 words. Poems must not exceed 40 lines.
*Bulletv* All entries should be posted in this forum using the bitem or entry link (please click to see how it's done!)
*Bulletv* You are allowed to edit your item - even after submission - until the deadline.


BCA Prizes


All Entries (just for participation):
*Bullet* 1,000gps

*Trophyg* Best Submission
*Bullet* 25,000gps Awardicon (or gps if needed) + "BCA" Merit Badge
Merit Badge in Breast Cancer Awareness
[Click For More Info]

Congratulations on your new merit badge! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We sincerely appreciate it! -SMs

*Trophys* Runner(s) Up:
*Bullet* "BCA" Merit Badge
Merit Badge in Breast Cancer Awareness
[Click For More Info]

Congratulations on your new merit badge! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We sincerely appreciate it! -SMs




BCA Deadline


October 31st, 2018; 11:59PM WDC Time
[Winners will be announced at least two weeks after deadline]


::: *Penp* JUDGE(S) *Penp* :::
iKïyå§amaCabre


64 Posts · *Magnify*
Page of 3 · per page   < >
#3222029
by 🎈CrisMiss · 10-12-18 @ 8:40 pm
#3221749
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 10-12-18 @ 3:43 am
#3221746
by Cass--Summer Spirit · 10-12-18 @ 3:01 am
#3217276
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 10-01-18 @ 3:55 am
#3037706
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 11-03-16 @ 9:32 am
#3036869
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 11-01-16 @ 9:11 am
#3036471
by the Wordy Jay · 10-31-16 @ 11:59 am
#3035854
by dog pack:saving4 premium renew · 10-29-16 @ 5:23 pm
#3034926
by Chocghostnut ~ Hufflepuffing! · 10-27-16 @ 7:24 am
#3033363
by ~Minja~ · 10-23-16 @ 12:18 pm
#3028227
by Whata 4Cs Now Open · 10-09-16 @ 6:06 pm
#3027370
by WakeUp calls from yonder · 10-07-16 @ 1:22 pm
#3024301
by Atiqa Akbar · 10-01-16 @ 2:19 pm
#3024022
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 09-30-16 @ 11:11 pm
#3024019
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 09-30-16 @ 11:10 pm
#2939130
by BlueMoon · 02-22-16 @ 10:39 pm
#2913147
by Chris Breva - Graduate Student · 12-07-15 @ 10:57 pm
#2905884
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 11-14-15 @ 11:25 am
#2900257
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 11-01-15 @ 12:01 am
#2900233
by Gemini👁Gremlin · 10-31-15 @ 11:19 pm
#2899598
by Jen~ · 10-30-15 @ 5:58 pm
#2897765
by iKïyå§amaCabre · 10-26-15 @ 3:45 pm

64 Posts · *Magnify*
Page of 3 · per page   < >
Previous ... -1- 2 3 ... Next
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/forums/item_id/1312275-Letters-of-Life-Love--Hope