We had the privilege of presenting the Southern Lady of the Year award to Lori Allen of Bridals by Lori. At our Celebration Weekend, Lori shared her story of how she built her business into the premier bridal shop in Atlanta, Georgia. And she is also the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.
She then talked about the most life-changing thing that has happened to her: breast cancer. She is a breast cancer survivor and shared her experience of that time in her life. Her focus on her presentation was Get a Mammogram. Her cancer was found on a mammogram that she almost skipped. Her doctor’s office kept calling, trying to get it scheduled, and finally she agreed. Thankfully she did agree, and that is when her cancer was found—on an annual screening.
We all have been touched by cancer in one way or another. My grandmother died with breast cancer when I was a teenager, and I will always remember that horrible time. But, thankfully, treatments have come a long way—particularly if it is detected early.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, reminding all of us to get a mammogram annually. Also, insist on a loved one getting one, too.
Lori travels all over the country telling her story and encouraging women to be proactive in this! Please get a mammogram if you don’t already do so. It could save your life. Do it for you and do it for those who love you!