Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Pink is everywhere and for good reason: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Following behind skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. Women. Breast cancer makes up for 1 in 4 cases of cancer found in women. 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
The month of October is a reminder that breast cancer awareness is much needed. Great progress has been made in research in the area of breast cancer. According to breastcancer.org, as of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. I am proud and honored to know a few of these many survivors and will continue to support the awareness of this worthwhile cause.
Hot Shot Delivery is blessed to sit in the heart of one of the largest medical cities in the U.S. Our location has given us the opportunity to take part in all sorts of medical related deliveries. For example, we have the opportunity daily to deliver medical genetic samples that are used by physicians to determine the health of the unborn, the severity of a disease, or to determine if an organ donor is a proper match. This is a responsibly that we do not take lightly.
Today, as we have always done, we “deliver Houston” and make sure that each and every one of our deliveries gets handled with the respect and attention it deserves. After all, we are not just delivering an envelope, a box, or a sample. Sometimes, we are delivering a life!