“Remember Betty” was the rallying call of the Betty Wood Cancer Foundation. This organization was established by Danny Wood in honor of his mother Betty, who passed away from breast cancer on September 20, 1999.
Danny Wood has since decided to refer all future donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Komen website has a page set aside to Remember Betty (www.info-komen.org/site/TR?px=1532917&fr_id=1846&pg=personal), on which anyone can donate in Betty’s name.
Wood, a member of New Kids on the Block as well as an acclaimed solo artist, has also crafted an album entitled Strong: Remember Betty, with sales proceeds also going towards Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Additionally, you may be interested in the Remember Betty Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rememberbetty), and the latest from Danny Wood can be found on Twitter (@dannywood).
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Wouldn’t it be great if , sometime in the future there would be an at home test kit that would allow a woman to “test” for breast cancer. It’s not that long ago that if you wanted to be tested for a STD you needed to go to your family doctor or to a clinic. However, technological advances allow
individuals to purchase an online std test for home use. No need to go to the doctor for the test. The kits are rated with an accuracy rate between 95%-99%. Of course, if the test result is positive, the individual should see a doctor for the appropriate treatment. Likewise a doctor visit is recommended if symptoms persist even after a negative test result. In the US all labs, physicians, and clinics are required by law to report to the CDC positive STD results along with the name and details of the person. However, for many people, there is peace of mind if they are able to easily do a home STD test themselves after having unprotected sex or having sex with multiple partners. Perhaps in another 50 years, there will be a simple kit for testing for a variety of cancers.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2016 are:
About 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
About 61,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
About 40,450 women will die from breast cancer
In recent years, incidence rates have been stable in white women, but have increased slightly in African American women. WE still have a long way to go.
“Our mission here at Remember Betty is to make sure the legacy of my mother, Betty Wood, lives on. Betty Wood was a wonderful mother and wife, and the warmest person and I feel that it’s important that her pain and struggle with Breast Cancer is remembered – and her life wasn’t in vain.
Breast cancer is a fight that, according to the American Cancer Society, women have a chance of one in eight of eight of getting. In 2009, there were 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer, and 40,170 deaths related to breast cancer in the US. It’s the 2nd most common cancer among women in the US, right behind skin cancer – and it’s the second leading cause of cancer death in women, right after lung cancer.
For those women who contract breast cancer, the chance of dying is about 1 in 35.
And that’s just part of the equation – people don’t discuss this much, but men can and do come down with this disease as well.
This fight is one that absolutely needs to be fought with utmost vigor – and we need to win it. My hope is that this website will help create awareness and end up motivating people to join in our fight against this dreadful and deadly disease.”
We have put a lot of energy in to ensuring the public aware of the foundation. As long as there are people interested in helping we can always find the right people for the right jobs. We hope and pray to help end the needless suffering that people and their families are put through when they face this illness.