September is one of the busiest times of the year for many of the women I know as they juggle back-to-school and family activities along with work and other obligations. Even for those of us whose children are grown, this time of year always brings renewed purpose and a heightened sense of expectation.
At Susan G. Komen, we're busy gearing up for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while I'm buoyed by all the strides we've made in nearly three decades since the breast cancer movement began, I'm still concerned with how far we have yet to go in our fight. So I'm alarmed by numbers that show fewer than 50 percent of American women over 40 with health insurance get a mammogram annually. This is not something we can afford to ignore.