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Tunes For Tuesday – Breast Cancer Awareness & Women’s Month: Tracy Chapman

Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday - It's Women in Music for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October!     For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm highlighting some of the great women in music.  While I'm well aware that men also can be diagnosed with breast cancer (according the American Cancer Society the risk of breast cancer for men is 1 in 1,000 vs 1 in 8 for women), I figured that giving the spotlight to women for the month wasn't a bad idea. Before I started this series, I knew people with breast cancer but I'm exceptionally sad to say that I recently learned of both an elementary schoolmate passing away after a very long fight against breast cancer and yet another old elementary school mate being diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. I'm not close with either of these women but the news of both hit me very hard.  Cancer of every type is just awful.  There is a piece of my heart that is broken for these two women and the people that love … [Read More...]