Much of the dialogue around breast cancer tends to suggest a uniform type of disease, but those who have experienced this diagnosis first-hand or through a loved one know that there are many different kinds of breast cancer. And unfortunately through my own experiences, I learned about one of the most aggressive, deadly types: triple-negative breast cancer.
Nearly a decade ago, when I was going through treatment for breast cancer, a dear friend and colleague of my husband's who had beat it once, but has since died from the disease, assured me, 'A day will come when you will wake up and not think about cancer.' At the time, I found that hard to believe.
The NFL could play a role in the effort to save lives, perhaps by donating millions to the right kind of research, to true prevention and to figuring out how to stop women and men from dying of breast cancer, or to help the un- and underinsured pay for treatment. Using this incredible platform to help change the conversation to ending breast cancer would be an enormous gif.