Rockwall, TX (PressExposure) September 17, 2007 -- Motivated by the legendary Amazon warriors as well as by her own battle with cancer, Amazos Society founder Carla Wells helps breast cancer survivors cope emotionally. Through a new series of greeting cards with focused messages for breast cancer survivors, she has created a way to honor and encourage these women.
The Amazos Society derives its name from the Greek word, âamazoiâ meaning, âWithout a breast.â Some believe this is the origin of the word, âAmazon.â According to classic legend, the Amazon warrior women would remove a breast in order to be able to draw a bow and arrow unhindered. Wells found the idea fitting for an organization devoted to encouraging women who must be strong fighters both physically and mentally to defeat this disease.
âI wanted something that would signify strength,â says Wells, a seven-year breast cancer survivor. âDealing with breast cancer is such a physically and emotionally draining experience. It helps to know that someone else has been there and has survived.â
Combining her perspective on the disease with her artistic talent, Wells has created a line of twenty four greeting cards with encouraging messages to send to survivors twice monthly for one year. Through The Amazos Society, persons may nominate women to receive subscriptions and may also purchase or donate subscriptions. Proceeds are used to establish a micro grant fund for women in need.
Today, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and every twelve minutes one dies. Survivors are thirty-seven percent more likely to commit suicide than others.
Wells, who lost a business while battling breast cancer, understands the importance that a good emotional support system can mean to a womanâs recovery. âI had great support from family and friends, but none of them had personally encountered breast cancer. They could not really relate to my fears. As a survivor myself, I understand what these women are experiencing. We do not get to choose whether or not we get cancer. But we can choose to fight. I do not want even one woman to ever stop fighting.â
Card topics range from the serious âFight for your dreamâ to the encouraging âYou are not aloneâ to the lighthearted âEat dessert!â Each card is designed distinctively to motivate the breast cancer survivor and provide vital tips for improving quality of life.
âThere is a lot of support for breast cancer survivors in the form of research, fund-raising activities and local groups. I want to provide something more personal. Something that brings encouragement to a woman right where she needs itâ in her soul,â Wells says.
Nominate breast cancer survivors to receive donated card subscriptions or purchase gift subscriptions at [http://www.TheAmazosSociety.com]. # # #