October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. All of us probably know somebody who has been affected by breast cancer. According to Cancer.org, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women, next to skin cancer. Because of the huge efforts of breast cancer walks and campaigns, women today have more educational and diagnostic tools available to them than ever before. The odds of surviving breast cancer are strongly tied to how early it is found. Matlin & Associates genuinely cares for our clients and wanted to do our part to get the word out. This month we made up pink Post-It ™ booklets containing pink pens and a message inside. Our hope is that each time our clients use these booklets, it will remind them to be educated and take the necessary steps available to them in order prevent or fight this disease.
As estate planning attorneys, we work with clients and their families and have listened to the stories they have shared with their breast cancer experiences. Whether you’re going for preventative exams and testing, or you are going through treatments, think about updating your Power of Attorney for Health Care and HIPAA documents so that you maintain control of who can make health care choices and have access to your medical information. If you have questions regarding these estate plan documents please feel free to give Matlin and Associates a call at 1-847-770-6600 or via our contact page http://www.ericmatlin.com/contact-estate-plan-attorney.html
If you wish to make a donation to honor someone you know who is affected by breast cancer, here are two links to websites that accept donations: