Arlington Public Library is taking the fight against breast cancer to a higher level with the help of a new $800 award from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.
The funds will go for new books on fighting and surviving the disease, ranging from preventative diet cook books to graphic novels. Each book will contain a special bookplate honoring the VBCF’s efforts. The Library will also display a variety of the foundation’s brochures on health maintenance and strategies for coping with cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women except for skin cancers. The chances of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than one in eight.