I didn’t know till recently that my good friend Meanne Alcordo-Solomon suffered and survived Breast Cancer. Meanne was in Gensan last week for a speaking engagement for the local Rotary Clubs. I knew her to be very active with Rotary so I thought she was going to dwell on Rotary issues. When she asked me to assist her I obliged being a Rotarian (albeit inactive) myself and because I love Meanne. I got the shock of my life when I discovered that her presentation materials were all about her journey as a cancer survivor. I had to embrace Meanne mainly because I felt so inadequate as a friend having not known about her ordeal. Meanne hugged me back – no words were said. I just knew that she understood.
Listening to Meanne’s journey made me realized that it’s not too late to make a difference. Her staunch advocacy to Breast Cancer Awareness has produced so much goodwill such that the Cebu City Council finally passed an ordinance creating a Cancer Welfare Task Force. Thank you, Meanne for opening my eyes. I, too, can serve. I will be a strong advocate for Early Breast Cancer Detection awareness!