As a breast cancer survivor I am always promoting early detection. I lost a colleague to breast cancer, and at age 63 my oldest sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy and chemo, and radiation. Six months later she had it again, in the other breast and a different type. This time she had a mastectomy with no treatment. She faced her illness with courage and good humor. Five years later, at age 63 I also was diagnosed with it. Having gotten my annual mammograms religiously it was caught early. I underwent a mastectomy and six months of chemo. I looked back at my sister having been a great role model and went about my daily activities with a smile on my face and hope in my heart. I told my doctor I wanted to be the poster child! My grandmother made us sock monkeys as kids and so she is my inspiration for my bra. So don’t monkey around, get your mammogram!