Bring It On: October 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November 3, 2014 8:32 PM

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I love October. After all, it's my birthday month. As a child, as soon as Oct. 1 appeared on the kitchen calendar, I would begin my countdown to the 30th day of the month, anticipating presents, surprises and comforting traditions like my special birthday cake. Adorning the whipped cream frosting were the candles, nearly masked by a dozen vertical chocolate rabbit ears surrounded by a chocolate marquis with bright red letters "Happy Birthday Nancy."

It was the second month of my arrival in kindergarten, when my teacher, in honor of my birthday, chose me as the celebrated leader of the traditional Halloween Parade. Each pint-size child, adorned in hand-made costumes, would traipse throughout Baldwin Elementary School visiting each classroom, as ...

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