Dear TEMPO Madison members:
It's hard to believe fall is upon us with the cooler weather, but look around and you will discover the colorful autumn leaves, the morning sun rising a bit later, birds set to migrate south for winter, and the harvesting of apples and pumpkins! As the season changes, I hope you have found time to enjoy some of your fall favorites whether it is going for a run on a crisp morning, drinking a pumpkin-flavored beverage, or watching your favorite sport with family and friends. Fall is not only a time to delight in your seasonal activities, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and TEMPO Madison recognizes those affected by breast cancer and the benefits of early detection, education, and support.
Cancer has likely touched your life in some way or another, making it important that we continue to fight for measures to protect our loved ones and ourselves from this disease. Giuliana Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, stated: "A lot of us think we're invincible...but we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list." In order to care for others, we must first care for ourselves. The month of October is a reminder to check-in on your health.
TEMPO Madison cares for your wellbeing and safety. The diagnosis of breast cancer, especially amid the backdrop of a global pandemic, can be stressful. We know it takes a village of warriors to fight against this disease and we are standing strong together on this fight.
For this month, we plan to sell a special edition of TEMPO Madison shirts with the breast cancer bow attached to our logo. We will donate 10% of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Recovery in the Madison region. For more information on this organization, please go to bcrecovery.org.
In closing, we invite you to share your story as a breast cancer survivor in the October mid-month newsletter. Your journey will inspire and encourage others affected by this disease.
Don't forget to add taking care of yourself to the "to-do" list.
Leslie M. Petty
TEMPO Madison President