Monday, October 22, 2012
A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON
There is a support system for men who are managing their families and their loved one affected by this horrific disease. There is a nonprofit organization that empowers men to be caregivers of loved ones diagnosed with breast cancer and educate them on how to provide the support their loved ones need. The organization Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC) is the only national 501(c)(3) designed for this specific purpose. MABC offers regional and national workshops, conferences, and support groups to men to empower them to be effective caregivers to the women in their lives diagnosed with breast cancer and offer support and strength. They have also written a book as a survival guide for men to cope when their female loved one is diagnosed.
As women we are oftentimes in touch with our emotions and men are the logical ones. Yet, there are times when they cannot take anymore; there are times when women cannot offer the strength they need; there are times when they need someone who can understand their pain. This group appears to be that strength for men who have a loved one diagnosed with breast cancer. A group such as this is extremely important for men who are the caregivers in a breast cancer patient's life. I wanted to highlight this group tonight because it is wonderful to know that men have someone in their corner too, when they need that shoulder to lean on.
To learn more about MABC click the link below: