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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is upon us and, as the flurry of pink ribbons tells us, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. At Bright Sky Press, we deeply sympathize with all people affected by breast cancer. Whether you are undergoing treatment, a survivor, or a supporter of a friend or family member, it is an overwhelmingly turbulent journey.  Denise Hazen, a breast cancer survivor herself, has put together a guidebook of thoughtful and uplifting ways to support your loved ones during this tough time.

Treat Her Like a Princess: How to Help Your Girlfriend with Breast Cancer offers an inspirational handbook on how to conquer breast cancer as either the patient or the caregiver.

What do you do first when dealing with the overwhelming discovery of having breast cancer? You have a good cry. Next, you take charge and get organized. The question supporters should be asking is: what does the princess need?

We can begin our duties to our princesses by serving her a scrumptious recipe!

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Cucumber Soup—Courtesy of The Soup Lady, Carla!

3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream (use half-lite version, half regular)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup yogurt
2 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
2 green onions, sliced thin
salt to taste
2 tablespoons dill, chopped

Process cucumber chunks in food processor with 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Do not over-blend. In a large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients, including the blended cucumbers. Mix well and chill thoroughly. Makes 5 cups.

*You can also add toasted slivered almonds, shrimp or chopped tomatoes.

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The road to becoming a survivor will be challenging, but remember that cancer is only a word, not a sentence. With the help of Denise Hazen’s uplifting resource, you can embark on your journey without forgetting to celebrate life and loved ones along the way.

Bright Sky Press.

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